I had been tossing in turning since 12:43AM – it is now 4:20AM when I finally decided to get up and give up on the concept of going back to sleep. Granted I went to bed a bit early (8:27AM) I was aiming for 8 hours sleep but it ended up being more like 5 hours and 20 minutes of broken sleep.
What was problem?
Maybe it was the fact that I forced myself to go to sleep so early. I wanted to wake up at 4:30AM because my husband needs to be at work by 5 (we share one car) and still get 8 hours of sleep. So last night I was tired any way but to ensure I fall asleep quickly I took a melatonin pill. Which did the trick by the way. I don’t know maybe my body decided that 4 hours of sleep was enough. …or perhaps it was because I was wear pajama pants. Yeah, I think that was it. See, I usually wear boxer shorts when I go to sleep. The apartment felt a bit cool last night so I wore pajama pants to bed. I may have been too warm.
Should I take a nap today?
I probably will take one. Even though I am fully awake now, I will most likely crash by noon. Hopefully it won’t take up my entire afternoon though. We shall see.
What probably didn’t help me was the fact that when I woke up at 12:43 was when I looked at the clock again and saw that it was pass 1 – I had decided to check my emails. Next thing I knew I was reading other blog posts. I look at the clock again and suddenly it was getting near 3AM. I know I need to get a sleep pattern down soon. Otherwise, my health will soon be affected – I’ve never had a strong immune system after all.