I am, by all accounts, a night owl. Growing up, I had a LOT of trouble falling asleep. Literally hours sometimes tossing and turning and staring at the ceiling, with or without music, too hot or too cold, screen time, no screen time, doesn’t matter. This pattern has continued through-out my life where I go from semi-normal for me (midnight to 1:00 a.m.) and going until 8:00 a.m. to not being able to fall asleep and pushing it to 2:00 or 3:00 a.m., and waking up at 6:30 or 7:00 at the latest.
Which of course then likely ends up with a crash sometime around 5:00 p.m. Earlier if I let it, later if I push through. The last couple of weeks have been tough. I feel like I’m sleeping but not getting any REM. My sleep machine monitor says otherwise. But I’m fighting migraines, sinus headaches, and just pressure in general, and it is sapping my energies.
Tonight I fell asleep around 6:30 and almost slept through dinner. I needed 30 minutes to get me moving again. J and I watched X-Men tonight, then I did some stuff on my desktop and website to set up a table for my music reviews, another tick mark on my to-do list on the whiteboard, and now I’m crashing at 10:30 p.m. Wish me luck.
Tonight I choose to go to bed early.
What choices are you making today?