Sunday 7th June 2020
I’ve been feeling SO tired this weekend.
I’ve never been a great sleeper. My family has a history of insomnia and I typically burn the candle at both ends during the week and catch up at weekends. But even then, once I’m awake, it’s very difficult for me to continue to lay in bed.
I have a very good internal body clock. I often wake naturally just before an alarm and I use this as my litmus test as to whether I’m getting enough sleep or not. If I need an alarm to wake me up, I need more sleep and adjust accordingly. If I’m naturally waking 1 minute before my alarm goes off at 8:15am then I’m doing OK
I feel I’ve actually been sleeping better the last couple of days. This weekend I’ve been sleeping until 10am / 11am and have woken feeling refreshed. It feels identical to when I catch up on sleep.
But it gets to the afternoon and I’m tired. I feel I need an afternoon 40 minute snooze.
I suspect some of this is boredom. Waiting on a load of stuff means I haven’t got a lot to occupy my mind right now, and that just results in me wanting to go back to bed.
My diet could be better but it’s far from terrible. Plenty of protein, the occasional bit of too much carbs. I tend to need to be perfect with my diet so I’ve improved that over the last week, yet I still feel sleepy.
My heavy eyes might be hayfever related. I’ve taken stuff for it over the last couple of weeks but that can make you drowsy and I’ve honestly noticed no difference in my lethargy.
And whilst I’ve had stressful weeks, and there is some background frustration, my metal health is not in a bad place right now.
I’ve been doing my walk around the block most days (except when it’s been raining) but even that exercise and exposure to sunshine hasn’t made me feel any more awake.
I want to do some more exercise this next week but finding the energy, let alone the motivation for it is hard. No sooner have I got up and felt awake than I feel ready for another snooze. I don;t feel ill, I just feel tired,
Maybe this is just background anxiety working its way out my body. I think my plan is still to try and up the exercise but allow myself early evening naps if I want them
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