Horror Stories to Calm the Mind Fri, May 15, 2020
I've been in a video game rut lately (for like the past 3 years...), so I haven't spent a whole lot of time watching TV, reading, or listening to podcasts. I would love to tell a fun story about a scary story podcast channel though!
My husband had to have emergency surgery a few months back to have his gallbladder removed, and the nurses were having a tough time getting his heart rate down to a stable rate. This was more of a case of "hey, I'm stressed because I want to leave" but the nurses needed to be safe before releasing him. He has a tough time falling asleep and getting into relaxed states in general, and he's found that listening to horror stories usually does the trick and knocks him right out! After hours and hours, I finally remembered this and asked the nurse if it was ok if I did a super weird thing and put horror stories on my phone for him to relax to. She looked terrified, laughed, said ok, and looked terrified again all within 2 seconds. In less than one minute, he was sleeping and his heart rate eased down to a normal rate! :)
....And this is why we don't have children - "Oh no, he's fussy, can you put on his horror stories, babe?"