I am a regular drinker. I drink like I eat. Right now I don’t have a problem with it. I’ve lived a productive life for many years while regularly drinking. Any discussion about the negative side of my habit is for another thread. This is for a different purpose.
Occasionally I ‘skip’ the drinking. It takes me a while to get to sleep, and when I do it begins as mere minutes of dreamsleep seperated by seconds of wakefulness. Before long the sleep/dream periods are longer and easier to stay in (in the early period I am too conscious of what is going on and keep jolting myself awake)
I would give my left (dominant) arm if I could describe those longer dream periods in a way that would convey the sureality and quality of them. During that time my mind is free of waking constraints, and it seems to go to the edge of insanity in creating my consciousness and dream experience. Most of the time I feel confused and my logic is warped. But I tell you this - it’s better than the routine drudgery of wakefulness! Confusion and terror, to me, are a league above routine and boredom!