I am definitely a permanently exhausted pigeon! No joke! currently my Fitbit tracks my average night’s sleep at 12 hours 39 minutes per day. That’s way too much considering how tired I am after all this sleep. It’d be too much if I woke up sprightly, but that’s far from the case.
We’ve just had the Christmas/New Year’s break, in which I had a couple of days off work. But I feel like I’ve travelled halfway round the world, like the worst jet lag I have ever faced!! Ugh! I could do with another break. Coffee does not make a dent!
I did manage to get up today at 12:00, but it was hard, and I’ve not done much since. Just been online etc. I’m lucky my husband is so supportive, he doesn’t add pressure and does so much round the house because I am so tired. Tiredness and lack of motivation are my two biggest hurdles right now.
I know part of the sleep issue is caused by my medication. I need to keep taking it though because it helps in so many other ways. When I think back to a year ago and how low and lost I was, I am grateful to be on these meds, so that I can function. I’m not a full Cat 2.0/3.0 (whatever version I am at now), but I can hold down my three-days-a-week job for now, so that’s a HUGE achievement. One that I am proud of.
So for now I will keep battling my eyelids and strive to get up at a reasonable time each day, but it’s not going to be easy.
What hurdles do you face?
Do you have issues with sleeping too much? Too little?
What is your ‘normal’ amount per night?
Do you track your sleep?
Let me know!
Image: Airplane by Calvin Goodman from the Noun Project