Sleep And The Battle To Get Enough
It seems that in recent years there has been more attention than ever placed on getting enough sleep…the common thought is most adults should get somewhere in the neighborhood of 8 hours every day. That is not something I have done for most of my 40 plus years working at WOBM when my alarm clock was set for somewhere between 2:30 and 3:30AM. For the past few years 3:30 was the magic time…it might vary by a few minutes if I needed to shave.
However in order to get 8 hours sleep I would then have to go to bed at 7:30 and that simply was not going to happen. For a good many years I would function on an average of just over 5 hours but has I have gotten older I recognized the need for a bit more so maybe it’s been more like 6-7 hours. One problem I never had was falling asleep as on many nights I would be out for the count within minutes of hitting the pillow. I really began enjoying a good night’s sleep more than ever over the past couple of years.
Well things have changed since my medical episode starting in late August. Pain made sleep more difficult although I managed to work around most of that. Then after having back surgery in mid-October it became increasingly difficult to fall asleep even with medication. There were many nights when I was sitting in my recliner watching TV at 2 or 3 in the morning because I simply could not sleep which of course carried over into the next day.
I’ve tried a few alternatives….some have worked and some have not. However in the last week or so I seem to be getting closer to normal although some minor pain limits my positions and at times makes a good sleep a bit challenging. I know many have issues with this but I always took it for granted that when you get into bed at night it was easy to doze off until the morning. Well not any more.
Sleep tight my friends!