Yesterday I barely slept a wink. My suitemates were up at freaking 3 in the morning going to the bathroom and slamming their doors. I wanted to get up and yell at them, but I wasn’t wearing pants.
So now I’m awake for my class and I feel like a dead slug.
My point with this post is that sleep is important in the journey to recovery. When I’m tired it’s so easy to not pay attention to what I’m eating, which leads to behaviors. Or I purposefully overeat on sugary foods so that I can stay awake. Plus being tired puts me in a grouchy mood, which opens the door to even more triggers than usual.
Ways to get more sleep?
1. make time for it. I always go to bed at a certain time so that I will get 8 hours of sleep. Unfortunately, my plans don’t always work out, as evidenced by yesterday.
2. Put your headphones in and turn up the static noise. If you’re like me and a really light sleeper, static might help cut out some of the noise that will wake you up. I didn’t do this yesterday, but I will in the future
3. Be comfy. Turn up the heat, get another blanket, take off your socks, whatever. You can’t get to sleep if you’re uncomfortable
Anyone else having sleep issues? What are you having trouble with, and what helps?