I’m a firm believer in the huge benefits of a good night’s sleep. I don’t think there is any point in spending silly money on lotions and potions to keep you looking pretty if you’re going to neglect the basics, and in my mind the most essential basic is sleep.
I’ve been running around like a maniac lately, working all sorts of crazy hours, so my sleep has suffered and boy can you tell! My skin just doesn’t know what to do with itself when it’s sleep deprived and I’ve now got lovely, dry, tight-feeling skin with some very painful cysts on my chin and cheeks. Not fun. I’ll definitely need to make some time soon to pamper it back to normality, but in the meantime I have no idea what’s going on with my sleeping habits.
I used to be the kind of girl who sleep came easily to. Not necessarily one of those people who’s head hits the pillow and they’re out – most of the time my head indulges in the quiet time before sleep to work through everything – but once I’m out, I’m out. I’m rubbish at getting up before my body has decided it’s ready to awaken and there is no maximum time I can sleep for; if I decide I’m going to stay asleep for 14 or even 15 hours then it will happen…..until recently.
Now I go to bed, fall asleep in minutes and two hours later I’m wide awake again. I then have to get up for at least an hour, usually two, before I can head back to bed and get some more kip. This is a horrendous pattern that’s formed and I’m now feeling knackered constantly, so I thought I’d put it out to you, my lovely readers and request any suggestions you may have for better sleep. How do you get to sleep/stay asleep? What works for you? Is there anything you think I could do to improve my sleeping? I’d very much appreciate any suggestions, I don’t mind if they’re a bit out there as I’m happy to try anything at this point!
Get Some Sleep – Bic Runga.