My Thing About Sleep…

I said I would so here I am writing about it . . .

From a young age I tended to be up late. Often I didn’t get to bed before the early hours of the morning and with my teen years came ‘meeting the sun’ on a regular basis. This continued into my late teens with no signs of stopping. It was just the way my sleep pattern was, or rather, lack thereof. It became worse when I was involved in a long distance relationship, where it began to feel like I was living in two time zones at once for a period of time and even when that was over, my body found it difficult to readjust to it’s old ‘little sleep’ rhythm.

Can’t tell you how many times I’ve met the sun sitting at my computer . . .

In my teens writing was my go-to activity, therefore, being able to stay up for extended periods, for months sometimes, was perfect for this. As I’ve said in earlier posts, I put fiction writing on hold for some years, but during that time, giving into my need to stay awake worked for my various activities — lead singing in a rock band, gaming, anime watching . . . don’t judge.

What do you dream about?

When I put that stuff behind me (and for anime and gaming — on hold), in order to be serious about writing, I also decided I wanted to develop better sleeping practices. However, the reason I sometimes get put off by this, is that I feel like I should be up writing instead of (lightly) snoring.  I feel like I’m wasting precious hours that could be spent fingers to keys, while I dream about . . . well, the stuff I dream about.

On top of all this, the unthinkable started to happen. I actually get sleepy at certain times during the night now, meaning that as long as I go to bed, I can go to sleep. Unheard of! This ‘phenomenon’ is so strange, that at first I wondered if I should just take something to stay up. Coffee, over-the-counter anything, so I wouldn’t have to feel the bout of sleep coming on, because usually as long as I pass it, I’m good to go for however long after. I ended up not going for any of this though, because I now truly believe in the power of proper rest and sleep. I don’t want to force myself awake if I can get some time in bed, because I know I’ll be even more ready and rearing to go when I sit in front of my computer to write some more. I’m not saying it works every time, in fact, most days in a week it doesn’t, (like right now). But, I do want to make a valiant effort to improve on my sleep. I like the idea of a clearer head and a well rested body, so I can feel even more comfortable in all ways, when I sit down to write.

Readers, I wish you all the best and . . .

Sweet dreams . . .

2 thoughts on “My Thing About Sleep…

  1. I feel the same way….really can relate to this. I sleep more now, because then I can wake up feeling on top of the world, not the other way round.

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