The narcoleptic brain – A beautiful mind – by Brenda Moore
Have you ever overheard someone talk about their dream they had the night before and thought Buddy, you have no idea what it means to have had a crazy dream until you’ve heard one of mine! Are you constantly disappointed when a book about dreams is published because it simply doesn’t capture the type of experience you’ve had as a narcoleptic? Were you too scared to tell someone that while you lay in bed wide awake yet unable to move, strange noises and the feeling of an evil presence had been in your bedroom? These are just a few of the many frustrations I’d felt in my youth, which led me to say, One day I’ll write my own book about dreams and sleep.
The nightmares consumed my youth almost to the point of asking my priest for help. Then, I discovered “dream powers” that allowed me to fly, make objects appear out of no where, and even take control of the dream content. My “dream characters” and I got to know one another after returning to the scene during recurring dreams. On the other hand, the demons got to know my dream power weapons and adjusted to keep me in terror.
Sleep paralysis was a discovery that I had become fascinated with as a young adult dealing with a combination of sleep deprivation and life hardships. Fear and worry didn’t always bring feelings of an unwanted presence in the room. After an amazing sleep paralysis interaction with my deceased mother by hearing the sound of her voice and feeling the warmth of her hands holding mine, I craved the opportunity for more episodes.
The psych student in me loved to examine the nature behind lucid dreaming and sleep paralysis, while my simple humanity longed to explore and even understand the spiritual connection I’d discovered. My lifelong experiences within the mind of a narcoleptic and education in Polysomnography allowed me the privilege to finally share my beliefs and write my book about dreams and sleep.
I’m pleased to present 40 Winks: A Narcoleptic’s Journey through Sleep, Dreams & Spirituality as my contribution in hopes to educate people on dreams from the mind of a talented dreamer.
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40 Winks: A Narcoleptic’s Journey Through Sleep, Dreams & Spirituality