16 February 2012
It won't come as a shock to anybody who knows me by now, but I have a problem with sleep. It's not that I can't get to sleep, or that I sleep too much, it's that I can't stay asleep.
I'm an extremely light sleeper, always have been. I wake up every time my wife wiggles in bed. I wake up when the cat moves from one sleeping spot to a different one. I wake up when the other people in my house get up, use the bathroom, or whatever. It's usually not for very long, and I usually fall back asleep pretty quickly, but I'm still up. This ties into my second problem.
I don't like to sleep. I put it off as long as possible, and then wake up as early as my brain can stand it. I like to be up and doing things, or writing, or reading, or playing games, or whatever it is I do. I want to be scooting around. I've started to realize it's a problem, because it means I'm tired more than I should be, and spend half of the day either wishing I was asleep or groggily fumbling around. It's the stubbornness more than anything.
I'm too stubborn to sleep.
What the hell am I supposed to do about it?