Sleep Journal

Due to extenuating circumstances yesterday that involved hanging out with friends and a nasty storm, I didn’t actually sleep during the day at all. I fell asleep a little after midnight this morning and slept until about 5:30 am.

Bad mood persisting. I’m unsure how relevant this is to the sleep issue this time since I fell asleep not long after getting home, though I didn’t feel too warm when I woke up. I’m not sure what woke me up or why I couldn’t get back to sleep.

Sleep Journal

1/13/17

Started to do this yesterday, but got sidetracked.

Slept a lot, fitfully. I recall being awake around noon for a while, and waking up around 5 for a while, and getting out of bed at 9 pm.

I’m not sure what’s up with the pattern of waking up after a few hours of sleep in the morning, but I believe it has to do with the cold. My room is cold, and the space heater helps, but makes it difficult to regulate the temperature. If I leave the things on that make me warm, I wake up a few hours later, too hot. If I turn them off, I wake up a few hours later, too cold.

1/14/17

Slept a lot, but off and on. I know I slept from 9~12, and was awake until about 2 pm, but I remained in bed until work at 10 pm and slept fitfully.

Context: I ended up with some things to be upset about, and my feelings hadn’t calmed down yet. I spent the entire time awake sulking, occasionally messing with my phone, but didn’t get out of bed except to go to the bathroom once or twice.

Sleep Journal

I’ve started counseling not too long ago, and one thing she asks me about constantly is how I’ve been sleeping. Which makes sense because I’ve never been friends with sleep. Or even gotten along. Sleep never listens to me, abandons me with no warning for weeks at a time, and is fickle even when around.

Because my memory for this sort of thing is as bad as my ability to sleep, a journal seemed appropriate. For the interest or possibly assistance of anyone else out there, I’ll be keeping track of it here.

Slept from 7:30ish am to 9 am and 3~4ish pm to 10 pm (~7.5 total)
Woke up once around 8:30 pm, but went back to sleep.

Context: Took a nap after work, but had to wake up for tea ceremony late that morning.

Things to fret about: I had some minor drama with a friend that was as yet unresolved, but I wasn’t thinking about it the last I remember before sleep or upon waking up, so I’m unsure if it kept me up. I also realized around the time I laid down that I’d lost about a thousand words of writing I’d done the previous night, but after telling myself off for carelessness and promising myself to rewrite it tonight (which I did), I stopped thinking about it. Unlikely to be an issue.

Further context: I’ve had issues sleeping the last few days previous to this, getting max three hours a sleep at a time, for one day getting¬†only three hours before work.