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If you listen to the experts, then 8 hours of sleep is a must. Of late, I am taking these experts seriously. As a result, I go to bed early. Yet, I am not having a 8 hours of peaceful sleep. My sleep is disturbed. I wake up every 3 hours even though my alarm is set at 5:30 in the morning. I have woken up many nights thinking it is time to get up only to realize that I have been duped by my own mind.
After such a strange night where I experienced an interrupted sleep, I decided to bring up this matter with Pappettan.
Me: I get up in the middle of the night for no reasons.
Pappettan:*unperturbed* You should calm your mind and instruct it to get up at the time when you have to really wake up.
Me: *surprised* What?
Pappettan: *calmly* Before going to bed, you should tell your mind you are only going to wake up at the time you want to wake up. So you tell yourself, you will be wake up at 6 am in the morning or something like that.
Me: *trying to figure out the wisdom*
After a lot of thought, I decided to try this piece of advice. Before going to bed that night, I told myself I am to wake up at 5 am in the morning. The next day, I went to Pappettan to discuss the results.
Me: I tried your advice. I told myself I will wake up at 5 am.
Me: But there was a problem. I woke up at 5:30 am when the alarm went off. I had a good sleep with no interruptions. But I got up 5:30 am instead of 5 am. *concealing my smile and so sure I have trapped Pappettan this time*
Pappettan: That is okay.
Me: *agitated at his cool composure* Why is it okay?
Pappettan: It must have been 5 am somewhere in the world.