In the middle of the night, I was sound asleep when Athena woke me up, “Turn and sleep on your stomach.” I turned and fell back asleep.
Next morning I asked, “What was that about?”
Athena was happy and smiled. “Did you know hypnosis works while you sleep? I was pleasantly surprised.”
“No. I didn’t know that. I was under hypnosis? I didn’t feel like it. You woke me up. I complied because you asked. I wanted to turn anyway. Are you sure it was hypnosis? Anyway, why did you ask me to turn?” I said.
Athena said, “You snored too loud. I’m sure it was hypnosis. I shook you and slapped you. You never moved and were still snoring. You kept on sleeping. Nothing woke you up. So I thought I’d talk to your subconscious, and it worked like magic. I didn’t have to lift a finger.”
I still had my doubts. “I don’t know. I think you woke me up, that’s what happened. I’m going to do some research on hypnosis in sleep.”
A movement later Athena put down her coffee. “I just got an idea. Come here to the couch with me. That’s right. Sit right there. Now drop deeply in sleep for me.” Athena gave me a shove and I fell lifelessly on the couch.
As I was dropping, I thought “WTF? The kids will be up any minute now. It’s not time to play.”
Athena kept on going “Deeper. Deeper. Deeper still. I’m talking to you, subconscious. From now on, subconscious, when you snore, you will do whatever you need to do to stop snoring. Got it? Good. Now on three, 1, 2, 3, wake up!”
“That wasn’t a bad idea. Do I really snore that bad? How often do my snores wake you?” I asked.
“Not that often. Couple times a year.” Athena replied.
“O. It will be a while before we know if this would work.” I was a bit disappointed.
“Don’t worry. If it doesn’t, you’ll find yourself sleeping on the couch.” Athena affirmed me.
“You have never, ever asked me to sleep on the couch. I usually do it on my own,” I said.
“Oh I think I will.”