I listened to a doctor the other day talk about what happens if you dont have a set bedtime routine. It basically triggers your right or flight system because your body thinks its under attack because it couldnt sleep at the same time.
Having a set sleep and wake time is often suggested as a way to improve sleep but it sounds like its probably the number one important thing to do
Hmm…re @jeffb and what @iwaters said about washing machine loads elsewhere, this is how my days pan out
I’m 100% WFH and sit at a desk all day
0550 - Awake
0600 - Dressed and teeth shined
0605 - Empty dishwasher, let dog out, get milk in
0610 - Have a coffee and take a deep breath
0620 - Either exercise or start work early
0800 - walk the dog for 3-5km
0850 - Stuff something bread based into my face. Make another coffee
0900 - Start/Back to work
1200 - Lunch
1700ish - Exercise again. Prep supper.
1800 - Walk dog another 3-5km
1900 - put supper on and shower
2000 - TV or more work time
2150 - Bed time
I don’t wear a watch to bed.
Get about 8 hours sleep per night.
If I wake up after 7am on a weekend, I feel like I’ve wasted the day. And it’s downhill from there.
Slept on the trampoline in the garden last night with my 6yo. It’s an in the ground 10 foot diameter one and we got the tent out because rain was forecast early morning. Great to sleep in the cool fresh air. A solid 9 hours banked before daylight and the clammy synthetic sleeping bag woke me. We might sleep out again tomorrow night in the rain
We used to have a trampoline, used to stargaze lying on it. One warm night in August we had some friends staying over and after a few drinks with dinner we went out and lay on our backs watching the Persioid meteor shower. After about 45 minutes the hubby fessed up that he didn’t have his contact lenses in and couldn’t see a single thing but was comfortable and horizontal so didn’t mind