So I've noticed a trend in my dreams. I take my prescribed muscle relaxer for my headache inducing shoulder pain before bed, and I have wonderfully exhausting, detailed, multi-layered complex dreams. I don't take the medication before bed, and I get white washed, chaotic, and nearly incoherent dreams.
For Example: A Flexiril Night::
There was an Addams Family styled house that towered tall and spooky over an abandoned cemetery. I lived in this house as a prostitute, and my older brother was my jealous, controlling pimp. In an attempt to get away from my brother, I conceived this elaborate scheme to escape that involved my love interest, a cherry red 1970 Pontiac convertible, and a family of circus elephants. There was an intense car chase where we'd stolen the baby elephant who rode in the back seat of the Pontiac honking and trumpeting at us the whole time; a shoot-out that resulted in my brother's demise, and a team of Acrobats coming to take the elephants back.
I woke up with feathered boas, sequin encrusted corsets, Elephant trunks, Zuit suits, and tommy guns stuck in my head.
A Night Without::
In sepia colored tones, I wonder through an empty house. Nothing is in focus and it's difficult to move without feeling restricted. Someone is knocking at the door, but no matter where I go, I can't find the door and the knocking eventually fades and all is silent. I climb the stairs, and with each step, it gets easier to move, so when I reach the top it's like a breath of fresh mountain air. There are three bedrooms upstairs and in each room there are three beds. There is no bathroom and this fact so absorbs my focus and concern I spend the rest of the dream going from room to room trying to devise a plan for renovation so that a bathroom could be installed without ruining the triple symmetry of each bedroom. I wake up with thoughts of porcelain toilets with embroidered rosette seat covers and pink shaded curtains.
I am not a fan of medications of any kind- unless it's cough drops and they are honey flavored. But I find I'm more attracted to sleep when my muscle relaxer is involved in the bedtime equation.
Also, any dreams I post on here, and due to the public nature of the blog, are open to assimilation. That is, if anyone were to read my dream blogs and find they can create a story more vivid, coherent, or better than my dream story, then by all means do it. Use it. I share freely with my dreams
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