Often I’m asked if I ever sleep. I think I sleep plenty but I don’t seem to need a lot of sleep. If I’m tired, I surely don’t mind taking a nap and probably once every couple of weeks, I will take a nap. Night before last, I was sleepy at 6 p.m. but I did what had to be done around here and at 8:30, I told Vince I was going to bed. I slept like a rock for almost 9 hours. That’s very unusual.
When I was a kid, my parents and my grandparents got up early, even on weekends. I swore that when I got old, I was not going to get up early. My parents are only 20 years older than I am so they weren’t old back then, nor do I consider myself old now, but I surely can’t sleep late. Maybe it’s realizing there’s so much to do – things that need to be done and things I want to do.
Here’s a snapshot of last night’s sleep and this is pretty typical.
You can see that I woke up zero times. I rarely wake up during the night. I went to bed at 11:44, must have fallen asleep after 10 minutes of reading. Then woke up at 4:42 but stayed in bed reading til 5:13 . . then got up and started knitting.
My parents said that even when I was a baby, I just didn’t sleep. I’ve never been much of a sleeper.
So, to answer the questions about whether I ever sleep . . I do, but just not a whole lot!
That could describe my sleep habits. I don’t sleep a lot either.
What do you use to measure your sleep pattern?
Sure enjoy all the information on your blog!
Sherrill Pecere says
I would be dead meat if that’s all the sleep I got!!! I r.arely feel like I’m rested when I wake up and yes, I can sleep ‘late’ at times. But normally wake up around 7 or 7:30
Rebecca in SoCal says
I’ve realized this year that I need more sleep than average. I’m not happy about it, but I gotta do what works.
Are you wearing a bracelet-type thing to get this detailed information?
I as well wonder what type of tool do you use to monitor your sleep, is it a Fitbit?
Dar in MO says
Count me in on wanting to know what type of mechanism records your sleep in such detail. I have a fitbit which I know is capable of measuring sleep, but don’t think it is that detailed. I would be curious as to how much of my sleep is deep and how does a machine know that if you only have it on your waist (which is where my fitbit lives).