This morning, it was raining. It was cool and I was hoping to sleep a little bit longer, but still have to wake up because I need to get the kids ready for school and myself, to work. I was a bit reluctant to move until hubby gave me a soft kick signalling me that 'we are going to be late'.
It was true. We were a little bit late this morning. The traffic was crazy and most of the time, once I reached the traffic lights, it turned red ! Such a bad morning.
While driving, I began to think of this somebody who told me that she hardly sleeps at night. She is in her 50s. She even told me that sometimes, she couldn't gets to sleep. After tossing here and there, she still couldn't sleep. Was it aged ? Or was it because she took afternoon nap (not sure if she naps every day or only occasionally) and that effected her night sleeps ?
She even told me that she tried to sleep at around 9 pm and ended up, she woke up so many times in the middle of the night. Due to this, she changed her sleeping time to 10 pm ++ and sometimes, 11 pm. However, by 4 am, she will wake up to collect the newspaper at the gate. Her biological clock will wakes her up automatically. Once she woke up, she couldn't get back to sleep. She will do house work and watch tv to start off her day. As a summary, she only slept about 5 hours a day.
Every time, when I woke up from my sleep, I have the habit to count the number of hours I slept. haha.... I must make sure I sleep at least 7 hours a day. If I slept less than 7 hours, I will make sure I sleep early that night to recover my lost sleep, else I will feel uneasy. That goes the same to both my kids. I will always make sure they gets at least 8 hours of sleep. By 9pm, the lights will be off !