The Opposite Side

Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I flip my body horizontally one hundred and eighty degrees and proceed to sleep on the opposite side of the bed.

This produces a very disorienting and hallucinogenic effect, where I often wake up multiple times during the night thinking that my right and left sides are what my right and left sides were previously.

In the darkness, I feel like I can see exactly what I was seeing before, even though I know what was there just isn’t anymore.

I also often wake up multiple times when sleeping in a place I haven’t before, or in any place that is different from where I have slept for a long duration of time. When these conditions are met, I wake up in the middle of the night and get a brief flash of the room I was sleeping in previously.

For some reason, these states of delirium helps me sleep, which I realize is totally contradictory to how falling asleep is supposed to work.

I suppose in this regard, I have found chaotic cures to insomnia.

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