Bit of a strange one today so get ready…
Why is it so hard to drift off to sleep at night?
I am somebody who loves my sleep.
If I don’t have enough of it, I will be grumpy for the day!
You would think, having 3 children, I would be over sleeping by now. I should be used to the lack of sleep as I’m constantly waking during the night to check in on the kids. But I’m really not!
Even stranger is the fact that no matter how tired I am, it’s always difficult to settle off to the land of nod – at night-time. The kids will be in bed, the house will be clean, I’ll be all set for the next day. I may have been tired and groggy all day and really struggled not to bite anyone’s head off, if they made the slightest wrong move. But as soon as the house is quiet and I know I am free to retreat to bed, I’m suddenly wide awake and full of energy!
I really don’t understand what’s wrong with me!
I always have good intentions to have an early night but it doesn’t work. Either there’s something addictive on the TV, something I start watching hoping it’ll help me to sleep – then 2 hours later I can’t turn it off because it’s soooo good! Or I start reading a book which is supposed to help me relax but again I can’t put it down without turning the next page and the next and the next!
The funniest is – I love painting at night. And I don’t mean painting a canvas or in a book but decorating! Painting the house! And if it’s not painting then I’m rearranging the furniture or having a clear out! Things that would be so much easier to do during the day but I seem to have more energy to do at night.
Do you have any strange nightly habits?
Is this normal? Are you in the same boat???
Why is so easy to nap during the day?
It may be hard to sleep at night but if I sit on the sofa too long during the day, sleep will take over! Isn’t it strange? And it’s not the sofa’s fault because it doesn’t have the same effect at night-time, I’ve tried it out!
An afternoon nap (or evening nap) comes on so easily and leaves you feeling refreshed. I probably sleep better during an afternoon nap than I do the whole night, and for much less time.
Does anybody have any explanations?
Maybe its the silence I don’t like during the night? There’s plenty of noise during the day so maybe it helps to relax me and make me feel at ease? Maybe…
Maybe it’s knowing I only have an hour maximum to sleep? Maybe this is the trick? At night-time I have an easy 6 hours if I’m lucky so maybe…
Maybe it’s that ongoing list in my head at night that doesn’t let me sleep? I might be ready and prepared for the next day but tomorrow I still have to do this and that for the following day. So maybe this is why?
All I know for sure is that it’s definitely easier to sleep during the day than at night.
Maybe I have a nocturnal soul…
Does anyone reading this agree with me? Do you find it easier to nap than sleep?
Or am I just a strange case?
Drop me a comment and let me know.
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