Sleep…where art thou?

Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 4.36.17 AMI 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.


3 thoughts on “Sleep…where art thou?

  1. Shortie861 June 29, 2015 / 9:11 am

    I really hate it when this happens. I myself just last night had this same problem but a lot of that was to do with the fact it has been really hot so sleeping is a problem. I right now am living off around 3 and a half hours of broken sleep right now and it has been a hectic day with my youngest son being off sick as well. Hoping to be able to get a decent night’s sleep tonight at least to catch up on what I didn’t get last night.

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    • SPVF July 2, 2015 / 9:16 am

      Yes temperature of the room is critical when it comes to winding down to go to sleep. My husband doesn’t like to keep the window open because it tends to get noisy outside. For some reason we can hear the cars passing by on the road even though our apartment is not right next to it (I guess it’s because we’re on the 2nd floor) so I usually wait until he goes to sleep then I crack the window open just a little bit to let cool air in.


  2. Maddie July 2, 2015 / 1:05 pm

    I specifically don’t take naps because I know I am going to have a problem with going to bed later that night. I have a problem with my brain not wanted to shut down at night. But I’ve learned to read before bed time in order to get my mind off of the stress’ of the day so my brain is more likely to shut off and let me sleep. I find reading to be a relaxing activity to do anytime, anyway.


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