O sleep! O gentle sleep! Nature’s soft nurse.
I try to tell myself daily that I will go to bed around 9 p.m. so that I get enough SLEEP and can get up at 4:15 a.m. to exercise. I tried exercising in the evening but it would wind me up even more! I could never fall asleep! By the time I get home after school around 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m., I take the time to eat, pick up around the house, feed and brush the dogs and cat, spend a little time with my hubby/family and do class work or work on NBPTS. Why can’t I be disciplined to get to bed on time? I am never tired at 9 p.m. so I continue to do work! Most nights I get to bed between 11-12 p.m. or later. I know we should get 7-8 hours of sleep daily so what should I do? Do you get enough sleep? If so, do you have to work at it? When I do finally put my head to rest on the pillow, I keep thinking about what happened in the classroom for the day, could I have done anything different, are my students excited about school and learning…the list goes on and on! My husband and I purchased a new bed from Sleep Number. I thought having a real good bed would make a difference…NO! The bed is very comfortable and I love being in it but it has not changed my bedtime! What are the things I should be trying to get the right amount of sleep?