Dave and I have been exhausted every day since arriving in India.

We can never put our finger on why each day is such a struggle to wake up. That is until we started discussing just how awful our sleeps have been.

It inspired me to write a post about the things that will ruin your sleep in India

10 Things that will ruin your sleep in India.

Dogs – India is filled with wild dogs roaming the streets and beaches and deserts and cities. You can’t get away from them and as soon as the sun goes down, they own the night. Dogs will bark and howl all night long and their vocal chords never tire. They exhaust us.

Hard Beds – Every bed that we have slept on in India has been so hard, it hurts our backs. I have developed chronic back pain and whenever I roll over in the middle of the night, a sharp pain jolts up my back waking me up. It takes a good 10 minutes for me to get moving in the morning. Even the most inviting beds are hard as a rock when we sit on them. I guess our old bones are starting to feel the effects of aging.

Ghats - It seemed like a romantic thing to do. Get a hotel overlooking the lake and the Ghats on the other side of the water. The morning was another story. Before dawn, women are out on the steps washing their clothes. They don’t just scrub and wring out their loads, they whack and smack them with paddles. If they don’t have a paddle, they just end up smacking their clothes on a rock. I have know idea how this gets the clothes clean, but it does.

It is like listening to an amplified game of tennis.


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