Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Sleeping through the night is something I rarely am able to do. There are lists of do's and don'ts about getting to sleep and staying asleep, and I follow them all. But sleeping through the night is still a desire not a reality. The thoughts race through my mind which keep me from falling back asleep when I wake up in the middle of the night. I worry about the future, my daughter, my husband, the economy, things I have done in the past, being old and being alone. I am starting on a concerted effort to sleep better. Falling asleep is no problem, staying asleep is the issue. My first goal is to sleep for 5 hours each night. Then to extend the time a small amount each night. Sleeping is important and I feel my concentration slipping when I haven't had enough sleep.