Rest

It was a few days in a row in the last week that I had 5 to 6 hours of sleep a night, not quite enough for me. So when I got sick yesterday the main thing I did was sleep. I probably had14 hours of sleep, plus 6 more hours of resting. It helps me realize that sleep matters. And sometimes our body shuts down in order for us to catch up on that sleep. But I probably also ate something that didn’t sit right, or got a virus that caused the extreme nausea and fatigue.

I struggle to figure out how to get to bed at an early hour. Even when I am tired, sometimes I bounce back to life around 10 at night. It is rare when I get to bed before 11. The nights when I do, I have more energy for early-morning exercise, I feel rested and energetic during the day, and generally feel better. I want to figure out how to be an early to bed person. That means getting to bed between 10:30 and 11, and then rising between 6 and 6:30 to exercise and read scriptures. I often rise early to exercise, but fatigue can build up when I haven’t gotten to bed early enough. How to get enough rest, consistently? A question I want to answer sooner rather than later.

 

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