Maybe you just need more sleep

by Jay Hiller, September 4, 2022

Maybe you need more sleep
Maybe you’re not forgetful and maybe things don’t stink.
Maybe you need more sleep. Photo by Lux Graves on Unsplash

I forgot to take my dog, Tessy to the vet this afternoon. I got all wound up about some banking I needed to do. I was excited about seeing a friend this afternoon. And I only got a little over 5 hours of sleep last night. That last thing I think is the most important factor in forgetting that appointment.

Last spring, for about a month I made sure I got 8 hours of sleep every night. I went to bed an hour earlier and I woke up half an hour later than I had been. I couldn’t believe how good I felt. I didn’t get frustrated as easily and generally had more energy. Over the summer I fell out of that routine and since August changes in my schedule have me waking up at 5. (That is, the alarm goes off at 5. And then again at 5:09. And again at 5:18.) When I get home, there’s always stuff I need and want to do and it’s easy to stay up too late. 6.5 hours more like what I usually get. I don’t think it’s enough.

So what’s the plan here?

I’ve noticed since I’ve started writing this blog, that if I write that I’m going to do something, I do it. So, I guess I’ll go back to what I was doing last spring. It worked well. Stay tuned for a more relaxed blogger whose dog shows up at the vet when expected. Tessy is thrilled.

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