Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Whew, a little history first. I worked nightshift for about 40 years, been retired for a few years now, and have been unable to fully transition to sleeping all night. I have always slept during the day and with the nightstand tv on and volume on very low to drown out the ambient noise during the day, cars driving by, animals making noise, house creaking, faucet drip, ac noise, etc.
Last night was my first night of this 4 week challenge. Which also requires a daily blog about sleep. This will probably be my longest blog, I hope.
Went to bed at 8pm, listened to iPod relaxing music. Turned off tv, I was only looking, not listening since I was using iPod. Turned everything off at 9pm and fell right to sleep. Woke up at 1:30am with very restless legs which I rarely have. I had to get up out of bed and walk around. Steve Martin calls it Happy Feet. After reviewing yesterdays nutrition I decided I was a bit dehydrated and also hungry. Legs were still giving me fits until after I had drank 8 cups of water and ate a cheese sandwich, then 3am hit and the leg restlessness was gone, but now I am wide awake and frequent trips to the ladies room and DH is now up and making coffee. I had 2 cups and decided to stay up until 1pm and then take a nap for an hour. I am hoping the nap won't affect falling asleep at 9pm tonight. And I am not having caffeine after my nap.
So last night wasn't the best night's sleep, I have had better at times. The first night was not very good.
Other than last night Life is Good, as my SparkFriend Claudia says. I like that, it sounds positive.