Kris is enjoying Get Fit Slowly, the new fitness blog that Mac and I are writing together. However, she likes it because she can make fun of us, not because she finds it useful.
Apparently Mac recently wrote somewhere (though I can’t find it) that he’s feeling better rested because he’s going to sleep earlier and getting up later. Kris found this hilarious. “I’ve been telling you to do this for years,” she said. And she has.
But try as I might, I can’t make myself get to bed before 11pm on most nights. I get up at 5:30, so that means just 6-1/2 hours of sleep. Recently I’ve been so exhausted that I’m willing to try to change some of my habits.
Last night, for instance, I fell asleep at about 9:30. I took my melatonin at 8:45, climbed into bed, read about Benjamin Franklin, and by 9:15, I was feeling groggy. I put on my C-PAP mask and my iPod (“Deep Sleep Every Night”, a “hypnotic” relaxation program), and turned out the lights.
I slept soundly.
This is a good thing, right? I woke feeling well-rested and ready to take on the day. I’m sitting here in front of Amy Jo’s light box, getting stuff done. The problem is that it’s 5 am! I woke up at four, and then spent an hour tossing and turning, trying to get back to sleep. My body said, “Aha! Your 6-1/2 hours of sleep are up, Buster. Get out of bed.”
I can’t decide if this is a good thing or a bad thing…