Sleep Results

bee about to land on a flower

Spring has sprung,
the grass has riz,
I wonder where
my sleep iz.

I have this love/hate thing going on with spring. I love the warmer temperatures, the flowers, the blue skies, and the longer days. I hate the longer hours of sunlight.

I have always had difficult sleep patterns. It always takes me a long time to get to sleep, and in the mornings I tend to sleep very lightly. Why is this a problem? This time of year our pets get up early due to the light. The light wakes me up sometimes, and when it doesn’t, the restless animals do. Once I am awake, it takes me a very long time to get back to sleep. This results in me being very tired for a few weeks while my body, and sleep patterns, adjust to the new light levels in the morning and night. Usually I just get used to it, then DST comes into effect, and I get sent into a tailspin all over again.

Today was no exception. I woke up around 6 am, and couldn’t get back to sleep. I was drowsy, so I just stayed in bed until my alarm went off. Copious amounts of caffeine (only in the morning) will get me through this. I just wish there was something I could do to alleviate the sleeping bit.