What would a perfect day look like for you? For me, it would need to start with a good night sleep. One that makes you want to bounce out of bed ready for anything the day throws at you. Something I haven’t exactly been getting for a little while now.
I’ve always had trouble sleeping and for as long as I can remember I’ve been a bit of a night owl. I’d convinced myself that my sleeping habits weren’t that bad but having worn the JAWBONE UP fitness band for 3 months now, where it tracks my sleep as well as fitness (sleep walking my way UP), has really highlighted just how bad the sleep side of things is for me.
The fact of the sleep matter is I average just over 4 hours a night. Which is an improvement to the average 3 to 4 hours sleep I was getting before I started tracking things. I’ve tried almost everything to improve my sleep habits and while there is a slight improvement, it’s still not enough.
I thought a change of scenery might work and by that I mean giving my bedroom a much-needed makeover. Starting with new bedding and possibly new lighting. I’m also going to ban the laptop from the bedroom and get back to reading an old-fashioned book before bed. Perhaps something a tad on the boring side that I can easily put down when it bores me to sleep.
I’m honestly surprised I can continue to function on so little sleep. How many hours do you average a night? Do you have any bed time routines that help you fall asleep?
This week’s prompt for Finding Myself Young’s 52 Weeks of Memories photography challenge is ‘Bed Time’, clearly something I struggle to capture both on and off camera, so I went through my phone and found this photo…
It’s the neighbour’s cat (Pepsi) who has decided to adopt our family for the time being. He has this wonderful ability to sleep and make his bed just about anywhere. Oh how I envy him.
He also takes a pretty mean selfie. I’m actually rather clueless as to who took the photo. I suspect my youngest daughter might have something to do with this one.
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What have you been up to this week and do you have any tips for getting a good night sleep?