Hectic sleep is difficult to define. Blessed are those who can sleep at any place and unfamiliar surroundings. Some need their favourite pillows, bed and no noise to go to sleep. Many of us, at the end of a hard day's work feel tired as age advances and quickly sleep off due to fatigue,exhaustion and a good dinner. Some can sleep peacefully with the regular sounds that they are used to. I always wonder how people in apartments very close to railway tracts and busy roads sleep, they get adapted to the noises. Most times, I wake up when there is anything unusual, a sudden sound of a door closing or opening, people moving up and down the corridor at odd hours or when there is water dripping for the tap into a bucket, its quite loud in the otherwise quite night. At times when children get up in the night to use the wash room they switch on one or two lights and make a little more noise than adults, I often wake up at such times. But what worries me is, seeing elders who cannot sleep for long hours and usually would be up by 4 or 5 AM or just tossing in the bed until it's dawn.