Early morning blues

Ever wake up too early and can’t get back to sleep? That’s my life just about every day lately.

It seems that I can’t sleep past 4:30am. At all. The best part? Except for maybe one day a week, I don’t really need to be up that early.

Ok, so it started with me getting up extra early because my husband’s schedule requires him to clock in at 0600, which meant I had to be up at 0430 to give myself time to have my breakfast before I had to wake him up.

No big deal since I have to get up that early at least one day a week, right? It gets me into a regular sleep schedule after all.

The problem is, now my body has decided I need to be awake much earlier. I’m talking two, sometimes one o’clock in the morning. And I can’t get back to sleep most of the time.

I have one of those new fancy wrist monitors that tells you how much (or little) you slept. I’m averaging six hours a night, which for some people is normal, but one of my doctors is concerned that it’s not enough.

I’m not worried about the quality of sleep. I certainly don’t feel much different during the day. But I get so bored in the mornings! What am I supposed to do for the hours I’m awake but can’t turn on too many lights or make too much noise?

Can’t read a regular book (not eBook) because of the light thing. And I don’t want to get the laptop out to write because I’m a loud typer and again, can’t make too much noise. It’s pretty much sitting around playing with my phone or tablet. And that only gets me so far.

Writing in this blog works all right, because I can Swype instead of typing, but for longer things like my novel it doesn’t really work.

One of these days I hope to get my body back on track.