Ok, I’m about a month into this sleeping thing I mentioned in an earlier post, and it has been fantastic. It’s made me look at insomnia and the like a little differently. At least in my case.
Quick recap: I had horrible insomnia, which started two years ago when I began “getting up earlier” to be more businesslike in my business. At least I thought it was more businesslike. A month ago, I nixed that, and followed my heart/body in wanting to stay up until 2-3am, and sleeping until 10-11am.
I’ll fall short of saying “my experience is everyone’s”, but I am also convinced that if one goes to bed / gets up when they really want to, they won’t be as apt to have sleeping problems. I know it worked for me, and I had AWFUL sleeping problems. Because I’d turn to the clock and say “@#$%, I gotta get up in 5 hours. PLEASE fall asleep”.
But now, I look at the clock and say “it doesn’t matter” (because it truly doesn’t), and I fall asleep. Plus, I go to sleep whenever I am truly tired enough to sleep, not when I have to. This is a huge revelation for me – I feel like I hit the lottery.
Now I understand that this is not useful to millions of you out there. You have your life setup where you have to get up at 5am or whatnot to get to work, etc etc. But this is useful to millions of others who, like me, kind of have options. I work for myself – work starts when I get here. As long as I can realistically converse with other people during “some” normal business hours, it makes zero difference if I’m here at 8:30am, or 11am. Let me repeat – it makes no difference.
If you have insomnia, yet can realistically set your life up to follow whatever your body’s natural sleep pattern is, I strongly encourage you to give it a try.