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!