November 21, 2008: Why Sleep Is Necessary

I got less than six hours sleep last night — I’m halfway through the latest Kincaid/Jones mystery, Where Memories Lie, and I couldn’t put it down — and I’m feeling it. I can’t think, I don’t have any real ideas, and there’s a headache sort of throbbing in a low key way in my left temple and eye.

I hate feeling like this. The thing is, I have a really hard time settling down at night, and I stay up way too late way too often, so I feel like this more than I want to. My whole life I’ve fought going to sleep — my mother bagged me when I was four, holding my eyes open so I’d stay awake.

I’ve decided, however, that I’m getting over it. I’m going to focus on getting enough sleep — 7-8 hours of sleep — every night. There are too many things I want to do that require a clear mind and sharp wits, and I’m sick to death of being unable to do them because of this … quirk of mine.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amy
    Nov 21, 2008 @ 22:23:54

    Good luck, and sweet dreams.


  2. katycooper
    Nov 22, 2008 @ 19:53:28

    I did a good chunk of sleep last night — I’m guessing somewhere around 7 hours, followed by a couple of hours of warm bed/cool room drowsing.


  3. Trackback: December 12, 2008: A Paradox « Katy Cooper

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