Monday, July 13, 2009

Sleep habits

For the last couple of years or so I've found myself going to bed around 2 a.m. It's nice to have an hour to myself after the rest of the house is in bed, but staying up until the small hours has not been sensible. I've been increasingly ratty and lethargic and it's had an impact on the quality of my life. Last week my doctor told me to hit the sack as soon as I feel sleepy (usually before 11 p.m.), rather than push through the initial feeling of tiredness as I have been doing. Having tried this approach for a few days, I can't believe the difference it has made already: I feel years younger. Magic!

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