Posted: 24/08/2014 at 10:00
My heart goes out to anyone who finds it difficult to sleep.
I while ago I had the misfortune to suffer from a really severe case of nasal polyps....this resulted in my having to breath through my mouth for most of the time. Whist this was tolerable during the day, it did present big problems while trying to sleep ie dry mouth and awful bouts of dreaming I was suffocating or drowning when my mouth closed.....the upshot being that I had weeks & weeks of sleepless nights.
Finally, I was so desperate, I paid privately for the operation to have them removed.
I can well understand why some sadist dreamt up the idea of using sleep deprivation as a form of torture.
Pleased to hear you had a better night, Pauline.