I’ve been having some problems with insomnia lately. Well, I don’t know that it’s actually insomnia. Sometimes it takes me hours to fall asleep. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night (between 2:30 and 3am) and can’t get back to sleep. Sometimes when I wake up it’s because i’ve an upset stomach, sometimes there is no reason that I can find. It’s sort of aggravating, and it absolutely FORCES me to eat chocolate every afternoon in order to stay awake. FORCES me, I tell you.
So anyways, I have a 7 hour goal for each night. This is how much rest I FOR SURE need in order to feel rested during the day. No half-assed, disturbed sleep either. It’s gotta be deep, REM-style sleep. Need my beauty rest.
Last week was horrible. I was averaging 4 to5 hours of sleep each night. When Friday finally rolled around, I was so tired, dudes. SO tired. I slept in on Saturday morning until 9:30am, which I know I should not do but couldn’t find the determination to resist. So far since then i’ve had two good nights with the aforementioned 7 hours of sleep, and one bad one. It’s amazing how different I feel during the day, how much more energy I have. Sleep deprivation is a huge motivation-buster.
Soon (maybe starting next week) I am going to try a few different things before going to sleep each night, like having a warm bath, or reading for 10 minutes. I am hoping that once this becomes a routine, my body and mind will be able to relate these activities to bedtime and begin to unwind all on its’ own. I am on a mission, people.
Wow! busy week. Ball, ball meeting, ball, bbq, ball, birthday supper. Didja get all that?! My God, i’ll probably be sleeping in again on Saturday. Best laid plans, and all that.