Posted by: Judy | August 7, 2014

A new change…

I’ve changed my sleeping habits. I’ve been doing it for a week. This is my one-week check up, so to speak.

I sleep when I’m tired. It doesn’t matter what time it is. Yes, this means things like being awake from 11pm to 3am. It’s quiet then. I like it.

So, far, I tend to sleep for a couple hours at a time. It adds up to around eight hours.

An interesting side effect is I’ve stopped eating to stay awake. I think I’m accomplishing more, though that’s a purely subjective observation.

What matters to me is that I’ve stopped beating myself up over my sleeping schedule.

I’m going to give it the month of August to see if it’s a benefit overall or not.


  1. I like the listening to when you’re tired rather than the clock. I’ve also found the night nice, when I used to work shift work I preferred the graveyard shift, less annoyances at that time. xx

    • I certainly don’t experience any interruptions. 😉

      • that is definitely a plus

  2. Listening to your body’s needs is a great idea 🙂

    • I’m learning. 🙂

  3. when I quit working, I told myself that I would just let my body do what it wants to do naturally, (other than when I had some sort of appointment that I had to keep), and my natural body clock wants to stay awake until at least 2am, and sometimes until 4am, and then sleep until about 10:30 or 11:00, so we’re sort of on the same schedule, more or less.

    I’ve found that I seem to be much less “rested” when I do this, though, so I’m experimenting in the other direction … lately I’ve been trying to adhere to a strict “same time every night” schedule … not working out too well, and I know you’ve already tried that and it doesn’t seem to work for you, either. The other thing I’m trying is changing when I exercise (evening, instead of morning) to see if that helps, and changing when I shower, too. Good luck with your August experiment, and hope you start getting some actual rest.

    • I still set the alarm clock for 5am, so I can walk when it’s “cool.” My eating times are set, but everything else is flexible. Some days are better than others, so far.

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