Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Sleep course week 3

So now the fun begins!!! Week three of the course is a whole different kettle of fish. I have to reprogram my mind to associate bed with sleep.[No snide remarks please] When I wake in the night if I am awake for more than 15 mins I have to get up until I feel sleepy again then return to bed. And using my sleep diary as the reference point I have to restrict the time I spend in bed to the time I normally manage to sleep i.e. a bit less than 6 hours. So no going to bed before 1.15am and then only if I feel sleepy and then I must get up at 7am, regardless of how much sleep I have managed!!!!! This is not going to be easy, but then I never thought it would be. I have been struggling with sleep problems for years so it cannot be a quick fix. Not sure what effect this will have on my ability to think straight and get on with my wip but if it works it can only be beneficial in the long run. So fingers crossed and I'm just off to check out the DVD list for all those late nights that are coming my way. Wish me luck!!


Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Good luck with this. I should really start being better organized with my sleeping patterns because I always go to sleep late and have to get up at 6.15 for work. Unfortunately, I find it difficult to go to sleep without first watching tv...not a good habit.

Chris Stovell said...

Oh, so sorry to be late to this - as someone else who has sleep problems (prone to those 4am worries) I, too, read that article with interest. I'll be keen to see how you get on - wishing you every success and plenty of relaxing sleep. Good luck with the WIP too!