>Dear Subconscious,

I worry a lot during the day on an impressive range of topics. When I go to sleep at night, I'd like to have a break from my incessant concerns and hand-wringing; a rest, if you will. Generally, that is the point of sleeping.

I am sure that you are only trying to help me resolve lingering issues by plaguing me with distressing dreams, but please stop. I am not particularly interested in rehashing former unpleasant job situations. I quit 6 months ago so that I would not have dreams like this any longer. It is really not cool waking up in the morning, exhausted from work, only to realize that I have yet to begin my day. Yet this has been going on for over a week now.

I trust that this open letter will shame you into doing the right thing and that you will back off a bit tonight. If not, I will have to speak to your boss about your cruel behavior.

Thanks from your tired friend,