Today is Day 27 of the March Slice of Life – the daily writing challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers.
Z is for Zzzzzzzzzzz
Catching Zzzzzzzz or sleeping, should be pretty straightforward. You go to bed, close your eyes, sleep for 7 or 8 hours and then wake up refreshed.
I wish it was that easy. For as long as I can remember, I have had bouts of sleeplessness. I go to bed and then lie awake for 20, 30 minutes. Often, I have a scene running through my head or I am rehashing events. I finally get up, to write out that scene or jot in my journal or even just to read. 12:30 becomes 1:30 or even 2 or 3.
Since developing arthritis in my hips, I have developed sleep apnea. Which means I now use a C-Pap machine. So I can check on the machine just how much sleep I did get (or at least how long the C-Pap was on).
With the new fit-bit though, I am able to see the patterns of sleep. It is showing that I am restless several times a night.
Studies show just how beneficial sleep is. I wish I could just fall asleep and stay asleep.