Sleepy Stories That Keep You Awake

One can only dream

Nadja Scarlett
3 min readApr 26, 2022
Photo by Claudia Ramírez on Unsplash

I’ve noticed a pattern of sleep themes weaved in the mix of my creative stories.

What is it about sleep? Could it be the role sleep plays in our lives? The way dreams distort and imitate life.

Humans spend about 1/3 of their lifetimes asleep.

This article claims sleep is more important than food. Extreme sleep deprivation kills faster than food deprivation; due to increased morbidity risks. But, there could be more to this …

15% of the population are sleepwalkers.

Humans average about two hours a night dreaming, even when we don’t remember our dreams.

Negative dreams and negative emotions while dreaming are more common than positive dreams and positive emotions.

Around 8% of people experience sleep paralysis.

Despite current knowledge, sleep and dreams remain a mystery.

As a writer who’s fond of creating spooky, psychological tales. I would be satisfied to hear my stories temporarily — didn’t allow you to sleep so well.

What a dream; for them to be that good!

Like that frightening movie, you watched before bed. Your mind is now a projector filled with dark images of words…



Nadja Scarlett

“Witchy, not wicked” | Hodgepodge of stories from spooky fiction to nonfiction, and ALOT in between with a mix of quirky for extra fun!