Saturday I went to a concert then went out so I went to bed super late at like 2:30. My sleep was super easy and uninterrupted. I slept until 10:30 and laid in bed until 11:00, so I got in 8 hours but didn’t really feel well rested since I had been out the night before.
Sunday we had a cookout and were outside playing with puppies for most of the day so I was looking forward to sleeping! My boyfriend prefers to fall asleep while watching Netflix, but sometimes that’s a barrier for me and I have to turn it off. I fell asleep around midnight and slept until 9:30/10:00. I’ve always gotten more sleep than most people so 8-10 hours a night is pretty standard for me. I’m also coming out of some mental health problems so I think that may have something to do with it.
Monday I was finally back in Richmond and I finished my homework around 10:30, made a snack and went to bed. I am really bad about eating before bed, but I hadn’t had time to eat during the day much so it was necessary! I watched a few Netflix episodes and fell asleep around 12:00. I woke up at 8:00 and decided to sleep in until 10:00 because I felt exhausted from the weekend. I woke up refreshed, which is always nice! I felt lasting energy throughout the day as well.
Tuesday I was energized all day doing schoolwork and eventually going to the VCU baseball game. I felt super productive and did laundry, cleaned the apartment, and finished my goals for the day. That night I easily fell asleep around midnight and woke up at 9:30 am feeling refreshed.
I find that I definitely feel more well rested when I immediately wake up and don’t lay in bed for a while. I’m pretty lazy though and looove my bed so sometimes that’s a struggle. If I get up and make breakfast or do yoga then I’m kickstarting my mood and mindset for the day. I find that light is a sleep disturbance. I tend to toss and turn in the morning when the light comes through. One way to improve my sleep would to stop eating before bed.