I’m not as rushed or tired as I was yesterday, but I still didn’t get a full night’s sleep. That seems to be happening more lately.
Sometimes (okay, a lot of times) I get to bed late because I’m working on stuff, or else just browsing the Internet, trying to put off tomorrow a little longer. But even when I do get to bed on time, I have trouble sleeping.
I’ll lie awake for an hour. Or I’ll fall asleep okay, then wake up at 3 AM and stay awake. Eventually I’ll give up, go downstairs, and do something till I get tired. If I’m especially ambitious, I’ll write tomorrow’s blog post.
This morning, my alarm was set for 5:00. I was downstairs by 4:30, and awake by 4.
Two reasons for this, I think.
First, I’m one of those rare and hideous creatures: a Morning Person. I’m most productive when I first wake up, even if I’m tired. I like my sunrise coffee, and it likes me. So if I do wake up at 3 AM, I have trouble convincing my brain that it’s Late Night Sleep Time and not Early Morning Go Time.
(I’m imagining Betsy reading this and shaking her head. She suffers from no such ailment.)
The second reason is that I think a lot.
I can’t always switch it off. I don’t always want to. I’m a schemer.
Still, it would nice to get a little more rest sometimes.
Do you ever have trouble sleeping? What do you recommend?