I should probably have a better title for this blog but, my brain has managed to turn into mush in the last 12 hours or so. Â I can't sleep. I mean like in a few days, not just tonight. Â But I resolved to go lie down anyways. Â The frog princess will be up between the hours of 6:30 and 7 whether I've slept or not (and that's if she doesn't happen to wake up before then for one reason or the other). Â I don't know what to do because I have not been able to catch up on my sleep! And the sleeplessness is increasing. As I closed out some of my windows in order to pack it up and lay in bed, I hear the ping of email. I look. Â It's my BabyFit Reflections that I've been struggling to figure out if I should still subscribe to or not. Here's what it said:
Subject: The biggest obstacle to your momentum Quote:Â Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.Â - Ovid, Roman poet
Message: Farmers roate different crops on the same piece of land to give the soil a rest and let it replenish nutrients. Â How do you replenish? (what's this replenish word, Mami asks?) How much sleep did you get last night? (counting the bribe of Mickey Mouse Playhouse for an additional 1/2 hour?) Two-thirds of Americans get less than the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night. (gee, I wonder why?) Sleep can set the tone for your actions for days and weeks to come, not to mention your mood and brain power. (yes I know!) Even small amounts of sleep add up to a sleep debt that muddles your brain and fatigues the rest of you. (perhaps this is why I am feeling sick?) Â The negative ccle created by sleep debt may be the #1 way people destroy their healthy lifestyle momentum (and here I thought it was alcohol and chocolate) Regular amounts of good slumber set a sleeping/waking rhythm that energizes you in the dayteime and relaxes you at night. Â The more your body gets into the rhythm of regular sleep, the more the rest of your life can find a similar, consistent rhythm. So hit the pillow and find your stride.
Well damn! Â Am I being watched? I have been feeling muddled for about a week now and I can tell you that I can't remember when was the last time I went to bed before midnight (wait, is that sentence structured correctly?). Â It is 2:15 a.m. and here I am. Â But you know what? I've decided:
1. I'm taking my ass to bed and
2. I'm keeping the Reflections subscription