Sleep – you either get it or you don’t. At the moment I am not getting much at all. Raphael (my trainer – remember him!?) keeps telling me I need a siesta! I really struggle to nap in the day though, I always wake up feeling worse than I did before and who wants that?
I have never been a brilliant sleeper. Sometimes I need less, sometimes I need more – but I know I am constantly exhausted no matter how much I get! I have had blood tests and this test and that test and there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong. I’ve tried listening to music, reading, watching TV, not watching TV, listening to audiobooks, an eye mask, blinds open, blinds closed, different pillows, making the cats not sleep on my head and MORE!
Some days I am so overwhelmingly tired it’s ridiculous, other days I can seem to thrive on a few hours. I always, ALWAYS get a second wind about 7pm (handy as I play games online most evenings from 8ish :D).
I’m also a really light sleeper so any noises usually wake me up, unfortunately they disturb my dog too who then acts like someone is trying to break in and murder us all – he also doesn’t respond to me telling him to stop so that’s fun!
Some people have suggested sleeping tablets and I have tried the herbal ones but that isn’t something I really want to start. Maybe I am just trying to do all the things and my body is like nope, stop being so ridiculous. It does sound like something my body would do, most definitely.
What are your top tips for sleep? I am considering a really heavy rubber mallet.