Wednesday, March 7, 2012

On sleep (again)

I've noticed that the older I've gotten, the more I think about sleep--and my lack of it. There are so many things I want to do each day that often sleep seems secondary and unimportant. I woke this morning after getting about five hours of rest, and my tingly hands and tired eyes led to today's 100 words:

I need to get more sleep. Nearly every morning, I wake up with tingly hands, something that always signals I haven't had enough rest. I've gotten myself into habits that are hard for me to break: getting up early so I can have an hour or two of quiet time and going to bed late because I like to read and write after the kids are asleep. Most nights I get between four and six hours of rest, which my nearly forty-year-old body can't seem to handle anymore. Something has to give. Reading, writing... Sleep is important, too.

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  1. I don't get nearly enough sleep either, but it's because a couple of years ago my body thought it would be fun to give insomnia a try.

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    1. That must have been horrible! I can't even imagine...

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  2. When you have kids, sleep is usually hard to get, but the phase passes as they get older...then you go grey.

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    1. LOL Yay--something to look forward to! ;)

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  3. Sleep is on my mind more and more often these days, too. It feels like sleep is a waste of time that could be spent doing "useful" things, but really? I'm impaired in my ability to do useful things when I don't get sleep, which means it's much more useful than it seems at first glimpse! :)

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    1. I agree--there are so many other things we could do instead of sleeping. But you're absolutely right: we can't do those other things well without getting enough sleep. What a conundrum! ;)

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