Feeling bad about sleep
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|Fri, 10-31-2008 - 12:24am|
I have been an insomniac since I was about 7. That, coupled with current schedule craziness, means that my sleep comes in bits and pieces throughout the day. Typical for me would be 3 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.. Add that all up and it only comes to 7.5 hours of sleep. Hardly excessive! Yet I still feel like a piece of crap every time I sleep during the day. I need my sleep, I must have it, and yet it totally triggers a self-esteem low when I do sleep.
I have tried many times to "fix" my internal clock using various programs and methods, but I haven't found anything that works yet. I try to tell myself that I need my sleep, resting is healthy, and I have every right to take it when I can get it. It's just so hard to make myself believe it when I know so many people who go to bed late, get up at 5 a.m, and go all day! I have no idea how they survive!
Does anyone else have a similar issue? Any advice? I would love to have this not be a trigger for me!