Friday, April 22, 2011
S is for Sleep
I don't always nap to make up for the sleep lost. Who has time? I used to make time everyday around 5 or so for a little nap. For me 20-30 minutes is quite enough.
Do I try to go to bed earlier to make up for the loss of sleep? Ha. You'd think I would have the sense to do that but I don't. Once in an while I will but for the most part, I am in bed at about 11, 11:30, sometimes midnight if I'm watching something or working on a project!
I can tell you that I am more mindful of my need for more sleep. I am also trying not to screw up my sleep patterns too badly while I am on break from school. I have been going to bed at about the same time as I normally would if it were a work day. The only difference is I don't have to get up at 6:30 to get ready. I naturally wake up around 9AM sans an alarm clock. The drawback to getting an extra two hours of sleep, is everything just starts later. I get ready for the day later and I'm more lazy.
I've noticed that I don't recall any of my dreams now that I haven't been getting nearly enough sleep. It makes me wonder if that's typical. Not that I've always remembered my dreams, but I at least used to think that I had some!