I used to have long wakeful periods at night, thinking ridiculous things.
Our children are presumably as wakeful as any other children at any time in history.
Neurologists have explained repeatedly that, unlike a patient in a coma, the victim of a persistent vegetative state is wakeful , with eyes open and moving randomly.
Splashing around in the shallows of unconsciousness, a noise drags me back to a more wakeful state.
At night he lay in bed beside his wife also wakeful , also silent, her back to him in the dark - and went over it in his mind.
Fortunately for us, this wakeful time has been largely during the day, and we've had very few ‘horror’ nights.
I lay wakeful that night, going over and over every detail in my head.
It seems like yesterday that he was the wakeful baby who nursed incessantly and rarely slept through the night.
I've been spending many wakeful nights during the past couple of weeks thinking about my blessings versus my challenges.
Many dreams are just never recalled in a wakeful state.