06 January 2022

Another morning of whining

 It's not really whining, I just need to get these things out of my head so that I can have a good day. 

I'm freaking tired. Really. Really. Freaking tired. 

My legs have been hurting me all week and I figured out it's probably because I used them so little over the two week break that they completely got out of the habit of walking. Over break there were days where I got 2,000 or 3,000 steps in only. That is a few trips to the bathroom and that's about it. Now I'm on my feet for most of 5ish hours. Yeah, my feet and legs hurt. A. Lot. So last night I had the brilliant idea of getting in the hot tub before bed. I really think it helped because my legs felt pretty good last night and feel pretty good this morning. 

I did not get good sleep last night because Hubby was coughing a lot. I woke about 10:30 to him coughing and then he started again at around 2 am and that's the one that really messed me up. I was awake from about 2 - 3:30 am and then I finally drifted off. My alarm went off at 4:15 am. That's a problem. From 3:30 to 4:15 is only around 45 minutes and that means that I was awaken in the middle of a sleep cycle. When that happens I am generally tired. Which I am right now. 

So years ago I discovered that my sleep cycle was 90 minutes. If I time my going to sleep time and my waking up time around those 90 minutes, I get great sleep and feel awesome. I think this week I've been so tired that I haven't been paying attention to that and therefore my sleep cycle is all screwed up. Last night I was in bed by 8pm and falling asleep by 8:30. That means I should have woken up at either 2:30 or 4 am. And that really explains why I was so awake when Hubby woke me around 2 am. I was nearing the end of my sleep cycle. So I need to plan my sleep better. Before break I had it down to a science. I was going to bed around 8:30 - 8:45 and waking up rested and refreshed. I was falling asleep around 9 or a little after and waking up usually before the alarm and feeling good. So I need to get back to that rhythm and I need to start tonight even though it is Thursday. 

Okay, time's up. 

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