Monday, December 22, 2014

I feel like this today

This is what I feel like today
My sleep graph accurately depicts my lack of sleep last night. I am kind of fond of this little app. As you can see, I only successfully dipped into the deep sleep around 0330 and again at 0530 and then my alarm started going off. So, when I woke up feeling out of it, groggy, cranky, sleepy this morning, I can see clearly why, I slept like shit... I had often suspected that I wasn't getting quality sleep, going through the days at times, feeling like I am half out of it. On the contrary, if you look at the night before, I slept quite well, albeit I stayed up late and slept in. I definitely can feel the difference in how I feel, between the two nights.

While, I cannot do anything to retroactively fix my lack of sleep, I have been tying to keep track of what goes on before I go to sleep and then make note of the different results. Now, Saturday for example, I was a little under the influence. I went to bed late, with a migraine approaching so I did take my migraine pill and added a Benadryl about an hour later as well as an anti-anxiety pill to reduce some tension I was feeling and aide in sleep setting in. I also took a warm bath before sleep, with Epsom salts and lavender essential oil. This may have also impacted my sleep quality, but I will not know for certain until after I have more data points to check. So, I will continue to monitor my sleep and the things that may be affecting it before I draw any serious correlation. (Geez, I am sounding like a statistician, I kind of am by the way). So, it is already after my target 10 PM bedtime, I am going to take my bath, without the extra meds tonight and see what my sleep gram looks like tomorrow.


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