I have different sleeping hours now. I still sleep regularly but I sleep late. I now sleep at 11PM. I wake up at 7AM. Sometimes I wake up 30 minutes earlier at 6:30AM. I still get 7.5-8 hours of sleep. When I have deadlines to meet, I sleep for 5 hours only. I don’t remember being awake for 24 hours or more. On the other hand, I seldom oversleep. I am not the type of person who can sleep 10 hours straight unless I am sick.
When I was a child, I didn’t take naps. “I only sleep at night” was my usual reply to my aunt who wanted me to take a nap in the afternoon so she could take a nap, too. Of course, when I was baby, I slept long hours.
Now that I am older, I already learned to take naps. I know how to power nap. When I get sleepy, I set my alarm for 15 minutes and just sleep. I often wake up feeling refreshed like I’ve slept for hours already. I can’t think well when I am sleepy and power naps are my antidote to grogginess.
I’ve been busy lately that I noticed my shorter sleeping time. In case my friends are reading this and are wondering why I sleep late nowadays, I will explain in future blog posts. No, I am not depressed. I have read studies linking sleep and depression. I also read that some people can sleep 5 hours a day and still feel refreshed when they wake up. Some people can sleep all day and still feel groggy after they wake up.
Because today is Sunday and I just changed my bed sheets, I can sleep earlier than usual. I welcome those stages of sleep I read about. The weather is cool because it just rained. I just took a shower. I am so ready for bedtime!
P.S. Consult your doctor for serious sleep disorders.
Just when I was about to sleep, I read this:
FACT: I have a large bed. Goodnight!
I always try to sleep at 10PM because that’s what studies say… but with today’s time… it’s just too hard. We’re so hardwired to the internet and to our gadgets. Well actually I’m not that into gadgets–just the internet… still, I’d love to have a day pass by without constantly wondering the updates over the web XD
True, the internet is full of interesting things and I often lose track of time. This is why I welcome any form of traveling. It frees me from technology because I don’t own a mobile gadget aside from my 7-yr-old phone. 😀