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How Recreational Sleeping Can Transform Your Life

Updated on March 23, 2016
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Bill Russo is featured in the film & TV show, The Bridgewater Triangle & has written several books (both fiction & non) on Amazon Kindle.

I just spent the day today with ‘Samantha’, my 80 pound lap dog.

She’s half shepherd and half rottweiler and was my best friend until she passed away in 2004.

Every December I go home for the holidays to visit Dad and Mom. They were married 55 years and died within a year of each other in 2001 and 2002.

My visits to the past are in my mind, but seem every bit as real as the mortgage payment, and as stimulating as morning coffee. These therapeutic voyages of the brain are all part of a program called Recreational Sleeping (RS).

With RS, you guide your thoughts to a safe, pleasant place as you fall asleep and during the night your mind and body both get fully rested, washed and dusted. You awaken with fresh memories of the most exciting and special times of your life.

What is it?

Briefly, RS (Recreational Sleeping) is a form of repose dedicated to giving the body the best possible recuperative sleep while allowing the mind an extremely pleasant sensory experience.

What Can It Do For Me ?

What RS can do for you, like any good sleep, is improve your physical, spiritual, and emotional health.

Why Should I Learn It?

You should learn it if you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or don’t feel rested after sleep.

The main tool of RS is the controlled dream. During your sleep and in the periods of near-sleep, you guide your thoughts to a time of your greatest success or happiness. Try to find what I call your ‘Dream Dream’. Shut out all thoughts of work, or economic pressures, and concentrate solely on your ‘good’ time. Your sub- conscious will take over and carry you back to your first crush, or your little league home run, or whatever pleasant memory you were thinking about.

If you do not fall asleep right away, keep thinking about your ‘Dream Dream’ and even though you are not asleep, you still will be benefiting from a better than usual rest.

If you work at seeking your ‘Dream Dream’ each night, you will fall asleep with a smile on your face and wake up refreshed; with a feeling that you really did travel back in time and visit people and places from long ago.

Here are some tips to help get you started.

1. Darkness breeds better sleep. Lights, television, and noise will inhibit sleep. Endeavor to get the room as subdued and dark as possible. The absence of light is critical for the production of melatonin, a natural hormone that not only regulates the sleep cycle, but also plays a key role in other vital body processes.

2. Consider drinking de-caf coffee. A surprising number of sleep disorders can be directly traced to coffee, energy drinks etc. If you get a better sleep, you will have more energy and less need for highly caffeinated coffees and energy drinks.

3. Practice letting yourself relax and slowly drift into the dream state. Science has shown that the loss of the art of dreaming can be a contributor to depression and other illnesses.

4. Finally, and most importantly, you must learn to guide your dreams. You can control you dreams. If your ‘Dream Dream’ ever turns bad, remember that the dreamer is the one who decides the dream. If you find yourself walking up an endless hill, grow wings and fly over it. It’s your dream and you can do whatever you want. You can be a super human. You can run a three minute mile or swim across an entire ocean.

Good luck and PLEASANT DREAMS.


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    • Billrrrr profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Russo 

      7 years ago from Cape Cod

      Thanks Ruchi. People spend the whole night sleeping through their last thoughts. Those final few moments before sleep should be peaceful and positive to help bring a restorative repose.

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile image

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Great work and I discovered something new. I have a habit of thinking and thinking before sleeping. Now, I will think about my dream and see what difference it makes. Thanks for the great information.

    • Billrrrr profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Russo 

      7 years ago from Cape Cod

      Thankyou for reading Mathira. It works for me.

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      7 years ago from chennai

      Recreational sleeping is a new one to me and I found it interesting.

    • Billrrrr profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Russo 

      7 years ago from Cape Cod

      Thanks for the kind words WD. I wish I had learned it early like you did, but better late than never.

    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 

      7 years ago from Space Coast

      Forgive me, I clicked funny. There was no clever button, but you deserved the clever points. I learned Recreational Sleeping in military school. It helped me maintain. I took it to an art form at Annapolis, and now, it is a way of life. Have a hot cup of Ovaltine on me!


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