So…………last night I had some pretty aight sleep. Notombot? Like not like Sunday night’s sleep in which I was raving and ranting and felt renewed upon this thing we call life…no not that perfect.
HOWEVER, it was pretty dang good sleep compared to the past month. So I’m trying to figure out what is different this time than last time and why I didn’t sleep as like.
I wanna sleep like a baby every single night dammit! My day depends on it! Shawn Stevenson says a good day starts with good sleep!
Anyhoo, so I drank the ass tea, I did the yoga, I did the no-worries-everything-finna-be-fine mantra, read my porn, er, I mean romantic fiction…which last night’s reading included the phrase “family jewels” (insert giggle here). Teehee.
So I’m trying to figure out what the difference was. I did take a hot shower before so maybe it took a while for my body temp to cool down.
My dinner wasn’t the best either: it was a piece of tough meat, avocado, and like, three string beans. Sigh. I also had a mandarin which might be another negative factor since it has about 10 grams of sugar.
On Sunday’s sleep: I did not take a hot shower, and my dinner before bed was half a cheeseburger from Coaches and some fries. Oh and a spoonful of my boo’s mashed potatoes. We were watching the last quarter of the Dallas vs Packers game.
Anyhoo, I think this is sufficient evidence that I must eat cheeseburger before bed in order to get a goodnight’s rest. Hmph!
I also went to a Zumba class around 5:30pm…but I’m not sure if all these extra things really attributed to a little less better sleep.
My UP band says I only got 59 minutes of sleep compared to the 2 hours and 38 minutes from last night.
The difference in deep sleep truly makes a difference. Even with my nice Wake Up alarm, I could have rolled back to sleep.
Yet, overall, I would still say I had a pretty good sleep. Although I did wake up about 2-3 times throughout the night, I was able to go right back to sleep.
I listened to the 21 Cures For Sleep by Shawn Stevenson podcast and will do the following to get better, deeper sleep:
-exercise before 6PM, preferably lifting (cardio before bed is allegedly a no no)
-leave my phone outside my bedroom
-eat a high fat, high protein, low carb dinner
-unplug an electronics from my bedroom (like laptop)
-tidy clothes on top of the dresser
-teach my VIPKID classes in the living room so to establish my bedroom as a SLEEPING (and sess, duh) ZONE only.
-Cover the time from the Wake Up alarm (it’s orange and stands out because my room is so dark).
OKAAAAAAAAY. We’ll see what tonight brings.
P.S. I’m eating wangs for dinner because it falls under the high protein genre….What?