A friend of mine posted about sleep patterns with advancing stages of CF and the amount of sleep needed. It got me thinking. Am I sleeping as much as I NEED or as much as I WANT? And that sleep I am getting, is it detrimental to my health instead of helping?
I usually go to bed around midnight and wake up around 6:30 when P gets up. They leave around 7:15 and I go back to sleep. Sometimes right away and sometimes it takes over an hour. Lately its been the latter. I have been having some sleeping issues and I don't like it. Starting with waking up a few times a night. This is not normal for me at all. Then not being able to get back to sleep after they leave in the morning. Its brutal! I even upped my Melatonin intake to try to combat it, but to no avail.
Why do I sleep so much? Do I need to get the 10 hours I aim for? Or do I just like sleeping that much? And if it is the latter, am I harming my body by sleeping that much more?
I have to wonder if I sleep because I am bored. Let's think about this. What else am I going to do during the day? Watch TV? Shop? Surf the net? Its not like I have a slew of friends I can hang out with, or family I can visit. Crafts take money, which I am lacking on. School work only takes up so much time. So maybe I sleep so I don't have to face the boredom of not working. Its very possible. But sleeping that much when I don't need to can't be all that great for my health. Sure rest is rejuvenating, but too much is harmful....right?
Maybe I need to just get up when I wake up and then the restlessness will go away. If I get bored then I can figure something out.
I need to win the lottery!