Sleep has been a precious commodity these days. It is a good thing that I’m not working because my sleep, or lack thereof, has been extremely disruptive.
Sometimes I’m so tired but I just can’t relax enough to fall asleep.
I learned years ago not to force myself to sleep, because that would make me feel extremely frustrated. I usually know within the first few minutes of getting to bed, whether I’ll be able to fall asleep or not.
I’ve learned to be more in tune with my feelings, particularly that of anxiety. Because when I have anxiety, I just can’t relax enough to fall asleep.
There’s a few things I can do to relax and get to sleep, but they don’t always work. Most times I just get up, read or do some work until I’m tired enough to sleep.
But when I’m not working, that’s a bit harder. Work is a good distraction.
I’ve also learned that I can last one day, sometimes two, with only 3-4 hours of sleep. After that, I’ll be so exhausted that I’ll be able to get a good sleep.
That’s why I tend to sleep late and wake up late. Because it’s rate that I can get to sleep before 3am.
But I do like to wake up in the morning. I can get a lot more done.
So that’s my problem. I can’t sleep till at least 3am, but I like to wake up in the morning. If I can.