So my body clock sucks. I eat late, I stay up way too late, I struggle to get out of bed every single day and I seem to have got used to 5-6 hours sleep each night.
I’ve been using an app on my iPhone called ‘Sleep Cycle’ and it monitors your sleeping pattern and tries to wake you up, right when you’re ready. More on that later.
I’ve noticed that my sleeping pattern is erratic at the best of times. Some nights I’ll doze right off and others I’m restless throughout. It doesn’t help that my bed is slightly too short, or that a little too much light comes through my curtains but all the same, I hate waking up in the morning!
I sit on the sofa, late into the night, then potter about not really doing anything. When I eventually get to bed (sometimes I fall asleep on the sofa first) I’ll feel awake again and it will take me another hour of tossing and turning before I can drift off. Although there are occasions when as soon as my head hits the pillow, I’m out.
It takes several alarms, all strategically placed and strategically timed to ensure that my sleepy hazy ass gets out of bed so I can have some breakfast, a cigarette and a shower before I head off to the daily grind.
One of my aims in 2011 is to start running again. I always feel good when I run, I just need to motivate myself to do it. So in a bold move (for me anyway…) I’m going to reset my body clock, try to live better and start to run again.
It’s now 21:43 on Friday 14 January and I’m only just about to have dinner. This is my final night in my old ways… So I’m going to enjoy it!