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January 18, 2007

Sleep Please

I'm an 8 hours of sleep girl. For as long as I remember, I would always sleep 8, maybe 8 1/2 hours, and wake up. No alarm, just internal clock.

My schedule got all thrown off around the holidays in addition to having 2 weeks off with almost no early morning responsibilities.

I pretty much stayed up anywhere between 2am and 6am. I get motivated in the evenings for some reason. Because of that, I would sleep until around 11 or 12 in th afternoon.

Since I've started the new job, I've tried to get to bed on time, and haven't been able to fall asleep. I started this "new schedule" over the still hasn't worked.

I took some stuff to knock me out the past couple of nights after already laying in bed for a few hours.

I still haven't had 8 hours of sleep since the weekend. I thought by now I'd be exhausted and would go to bed at 10pm. I didn't work.

I refused to take anything tonight. I didn't want to depend on something to put me to sleep.

So, it's now 130am. I have to be up in a few hours. Now, I know some of you, especially the moms, would love to get 5-6 hours of sleep. So please excuse my whinning.

I don't know what I'm going to have to do to get back to a normal sleep schedule. But I need to do it soon. I can't keep yawning during my meetings at work. Not a good first impression.

So now I'm going to attempt again, for the 3rd time this evening, to go to bed. Geez, I can't wait until Saturday to sleep in!

Posted by Sissy at January 18, 2007 01:41 AM | TrackBack

That's a killer, I know. Here's what I do. But it takes time.

I make myself get up the same time every morning. HOWEVER on a Friday or Saturday I make a sleep date. THAT is when I take something to knock my ass out. And I take it early. Like right after I get home on Friday or Saturday around dinner time. It takes an hour or two to work.

That'll get you started on the "catch up" (although you never really catch up, just sayin')

The secret is to create the routine. It takes about 3 weeks.

Wish I had better news.......

Posted by: Tammi at January 18, 2007 06:42 AM

Have you tried counting backwards from 100?

Posted by: Harvey at January 23, 2007 09:21 AM