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Why do we say we fall when we go to sleep?

The phrase ” falling asleep,” is just another one of those phrases we begin to see from the beginning of our speaking days but why do we say it? What sense does it really make? To fall asleep, are we literally falling and if so , where?I let myself ponder this a lot lately because I have had this awful cold and my sinus have been so congested I haven’t been getting to sleep easily. I did the only rational thing to do when you cannot sleep… think about sleep itself.As I was thinking about how I would never get to sleep, I eventually fell asleep. This happened two nights in a row and on the third night I thought about how it had happened and how I hoped it would happen sooner that night. Then I began to think about the phrase ” falling asleep,” and I wondered about it until I fell asleep.In the morning thought I did not forget what I had been thinking, theories and thoughts and truths so close to me :I knew somehow there was something behind the saying.What if when we fall asleep we are actually tumbling down some vast hole, like Alice, into a whole new world, Dreamland…but it is not dreamland as I have often spoke of it before but in fact a alternate reality, really happening simultaneously as we are awake… yet we can only be aware of it when we are asleep. This world, Dreamland, is not a place so to speak as an outward land but it is as if we are falling into this hole, which leads further within ourselves then we can ever comprehend going, closer to the reality that we will never see as real.Could this phrase help me understand further why this ” reality” I am in has never felt very real to me. Why everybody seem so plastic and transparent? Is it because I have seemed to glimpse into that Dreamland and see it for what it really is, a chaotic but strangely, beautiful reality, the real reality, or closer to it then this one they tell me is real?So why do we say that we are falling asleep? What is asleep? Maybe we are falling into another land, Dreamland, and we don’t really know it except subconsciously yet we attribute it this name sleep. And when we are tired we need ” sleep” because we just need to feel that real reality a little.

Thank you ( Let me know your thoughts in the comments below)

-Wishing you the brightest of days, Eva

” Me and the pen, we are one. If its ink would cease to flow, my ink would cease to flow.”




I am the author of and am currently working on a book of poems. To find out more check out my about me page as well as my page about my blog and welcome to the ink angels community.

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