Aside from the occasional tossing and turning, I’ve never really had any issues with sleep. In fact, I sort of pride myself on my impeccable sleeping skills (or should I say, skillzzz?). I might not be able to nap like a pro, but give me 10 minutes after hitting the hay and I’ll be out like a light.
(Would you like me to use more sleeping-related cliches? Because I’m sure I can think of some.)
But to my dismay, ever since moving a few weeks ago, I’ve been going to bed 2-3 hours later than usual. And I don’t like that. Not one bit.
You see, I’m that person who needs at least 8 hours of sleep to even function properly. Thankfully I’ve been able to compensate by sleeping in (one of the perks of working from home), but what am I going to do when my job doesn’t allow for that? Let’s just say I’m pretty certain that 5 hours of sleep will not result in me being employee of the month anytime soon.
You might think I’m overreacting. I mean, doesn’t the majority of society average 5-6 hours of sleep per night? I just know that I’m not and cannot be one of those people. Not to mention that I thought I’d start going to bed earlier as I got older – not later. The strange thing is that I probably could fall asleep around 9:30pm, but there’s something about my new apartment that makes me drag my feet to go to bed. I think it has something to do with not wanting to go to bed until I know I’ll fall asleep instantly…?
Whatever the case may be, I need to implement some changes to get my sleeping schedule back on…schedule. Here are some things I’m going to try.
- Unplug from the computer at least an hour before bedtime (8:30pm seems like a good cut-off).
- Drink a mug of “Sleepytime” tea.
- Force myself to wake up earlier in the morning, hence causing me to be tired earlier in the night.
Do you have any other ideas to help me go to bed earlier??
At this point, I think #3 will be the easiest, thanks to this new breakfast favorite.
I followed Katie’s recipe, using spelt flour (because I didn’t have pastry flour) and pumpkin instead of applesauce. I can’t wait to get more creative with toppings, but for now my favorites are white chocolate and peanut butter.
You’ve got to try this! It’s like eating a huge, dense pancake. And, considering the fact that pizza and pancakes are two of my favorite foods, I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to hop out of bed and eat breakfast.
Take THAT, impending insomnia.