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There are some days that I just can't wait to be over.

 

Fighting sleep isn't healthy.

 

If your body is tired and needs rest, it's best to let your body rest.

 

There is a connection between physical health and sleep.

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I was a night person living in a day person's world.  Had to commute and be at work at 7 am.  I used to keep myself awake by lying in bed worrying about how little sleep I was going to get.  Now I indulge in my night owl habits.  If I am reading a good book I will stay up until 2 am reading some nights.  I actually get more sleep now because I sleep longer in the morning.  I realized it is not a crime to sleep until 8:30 or 9 am!

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@Plaid Pants2 wrote:

There are some days that I just can't wait to be over.

 

Fighting sleep isn't healthy.

 

If your body is tired and needs rest, it's best to let your body rest.

 

There is a connection between physical health and sleep.


@Plaid Pants2

 

ITA .... sleep heals the body, so why would anyone fight that?   

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@Sooner wrote:

@Carmie wrote:

I don't think I fight sleep,but I am a night owl.  My youngest son is one as well.   I am not sleepy at night so I don't want to go to bed.  

 

If I do go to bed early., I just lay there awake for hours.  I don't take naps either.  

 

 


My parents couldn't keep me in bed as a baby!  Most kids learn to walk--I was working on climbing out of my crib.  I don't fight sleep; it fights me.  I just now got up and came in the den and turned this computer on--so here I am!!!    It's after 1:30 I think

 

@Sooner  I am the same way!  I go to bed about 10:00 and can't fall asleep an then get up and go to another room and turn on my computer!  Then after an hour or so I can go right to sleep!!  I just stay too wound up from the day and my mind keeps racing!!   My dh is just the opposite!  He is asleep as soon as his head hits the pillow!!


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God no.  I love to sleep.   A good nap is a beautiful thing also.

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No, I do not fight sleep.   

 

I stick to a regular bedtime of 11:30, and get up after 8:30. My body is ready to sleep as soon as I get in the bed; I don't lie there awake, unable to fall asleep, ever.   My bedroom is cool, dark, and just perfect for sleeping.   I don't read in my bedroom, don't talk on the phone in my bedroom; my body knows that when I get in my bed, it is time to sleep.   I never get sleepy during the day, or feel that I need a nap, unless I am truly sick.     

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@DiAnne wrote:

I was a night person living in a day person's world.  Had to commute and be at work at 7 am.  I used to keep myself awake by lying in bed worrying about how little sleep I was going to get.  Now I indulge in my night owl habits.  If I am reading a good book I will stay up until 2 am reading some nights.  I actually get more sleep now because I sleep longer in the morning.  I realized it is not a crime to sleep until 8:30 or 9 am!


 

It has been said that the worst  problem most non sleepers have is the fear of not sleeping.  It is true; still have nights like that.

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I used to stay up and sometimes I would not be able to sleep when I was working and stressed out. Since being retired I go to sleep when I am tired and wake up without an alarm clock and get a lot accomplished during the day and I have the energy I did not have before. 

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If I cou ld fall asleep I wo uld gladly go to bed since I woke up early--4. Since I am the only one here and don't work I have sometimes crazy hours. I  make sure the cats have enough food and then get under the covers. And one of them usually comes with me for company.

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Rarely. I gave spent so many years in noisy, disruptive living environments when I had no choice that getting to sleep and being able to stay asleep are something I'll never take for granted, ever.

 

The only thing I "have" to get done any more is be up early occasionally to make a doctor's appt. otherwise I let my body tell me what it feels like doing.

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