I find myself in a slightly strange state of being…
A state in which I have slept well for the last few nights…
I wouldn’t go so far as to say I am getting enough sleep according to recommendations, but the 5-7 hrs sleep I am getting is constant deep sleep. Well not all of it, but an appropriately sensible proportion to fit with what I have read about sleep cycles!
I am finding that I don’t have to fight top stay awake during the day. I am finding that I am actually cheerful, so cheerful in fact that people are commenting! I wasn’t aware of how grumpy I was when sleeping badly until people mentioned the new found cheer!
I am finding that while I am still drinking 5 or so cups of coffee a day, these are making me feel lively rather than just barely human!
I am not saying I am not tired at all these days, I am quite tired today, I got up at 5:45, so that is understandable! I am simply saying that I am not feeling so tired that I don’t know how I will make it through the day!
I am not so mind-numbingly tired that I can barely lift the kettle. Not so crazily worn out that I threaten to kill people who get between me and my coffee! (yes really!!)
I am resisting snacking easier, and not having to justify replacing energy with sugar
There is an outside chance that all of these internet infographics that tell me sleep is a good thing are not lying!
The really strange thing is…i don’t really know why I am sleeping better
I am having more coffee, and more coffee particularly in the afternoon, so it isn’t caffeine related, unless I react in the opposite way to caffeine than most people…
the only other thing I can think of is that I have been making a conscious effort to stop my calves (mostly and the rest of my legs a bit) being so ridiculously tight that moving them hurts. I have been using an overnight foot brace thing that is supposed to fix plantar faciitis to stop them cramping up over night. There is a chance that this is helping regulate my restless legs and it may be helping!
What ever the reason, I am happy that it is working! And all I can say is…
believe the hype…get more sleep, it really seems to help!