For the past 5 years or so I have had a great deal of trouble sleeping longer than 4-5 hours at a stretch. This isn’t so much an issue when I am on holidays or weekends as I can nap throughout the day. The downside of spending extra time sleeping on the weekends meant I wasn’t nearly as productive as I wanted to be.
Weekdays exhausted me almost beyond measure. I would come home, feed the family and generally pass right out only to awaken around 1am or 2am, and rather than struggle fruitlessly trying to go back to sleep, I would get up and move around.
Of course, this meant I was suddenly exhausted and ready for sleep around 6am – just the time I had to be getting myself and the family ready for the day. I would soldier on and be almost dead on my feet by 2pm. The hours between 2pm and 3pm were a special torment for a woman who spends most of her working day looking at a computer screen.
Anyway, a chance encounter with the wisdom of an old rabbi, suggested my problem was I wasn’t drinking enough water. To correct the problem I should make sure I drink a large glass of water before bed and immediately after I washed my hands upon rising I should drink another large glass of water – before coffee even.
I thought it was a daft idea as I drink plenty of water throughout the day but I though why not try his cure? I’ve tried just about everything else and it didn’t seem like it would hurt. So I gave it a shot and for the first time in 5 years I have managed to sleep on average 7 hours or more consistently in the last two weeks. All of which is my long winded way of saying there will be no more posts until later on in the day because I was busy sleeping rather than blogging this morning.