The change in weather, daylight getting a little shorter and getting up early for work has really affected my body clock.
When I was younger, I could gladly sleep through for 12 hours. Now, I am lucky if I get 5 hours uninterrupted sleep. I aim to go to bed at 10.30 pm but at 11.00 pm, I am still downstairs doing something. When I do finally get to bed, I think of how little time I have to sleep. When I do get to sleep it is deep, as I can't hear my husband come upstairs.
I have my little R.E.M (rapid eye movement) and voila, I am wide awake!!! I don't know what has woken me up: thinking about what to write in my next blog/what to cook for dinner/what present to buy a friend.... the list goes on. Once I have berated myself for waking up for no reasonable reason, I start to count sheep. My sheep are very obedient and jump over the gate one at time. They don't fight with each other and they don't jump the queue. I am not sure what breed of sheep they are, but I love them. They are so docile and boring that my brain slows down and I finally drift off to sleep. Before I know it, my alarm goes off. Is it that time already!?
Really, I should go to sleep earlier and manage my time better, however, until I get smarter in that department, I will continue to count my woolly friends.
Poem reference: The Season I Smile – Sheep