Love this simple and thorough explanation about how our sleep patterns affect our success. I'm a night owl, but I'm also a morning person that wakes up singing (at times). But being a night owl and an early riser doesn't mix well. Being a reformed gamer, I developed some very bad sleep patterns of going to bed between 12 AM and 2 AM. Ouch! This week, I had a great day laying hardwood floors in our new house. Tired, I landed in bed around 9:30 PM...a big change, and wow. it made a huge difference in how I felt the following day. I'm hooked!
Over the years, I'd fallen into a pattern of going to bed late and getting up between 6:30 to 7:30 AM getting 6-8 hours of sleep a night. Then, a couple of years ago, I discovered sleep apnea. I took the sleep apnea test and found I suffered from moderate sleep apnea. My nights consisted of stopping breathing 30 times per hour and waking up every 30 minutes throughout the night. No wonder I felt tired and suffered from brain fog! My doctor prescribed a CPAP machine. Wow! It transformed my sleepless nights into restful nights.
My mind was sharper througout the day than it had been in many years, but I still had some of my bad late night habits causing me to miss the key hours of rest. I think it's time for more change, and I'm looking forward to getting more of that 10 AM - 2 AM premium sleep and regenerative time!