My sleeping habit has been terrible the last week. I’ve been struggling to get to sleep at night so during the day I feel like I’m walking around like a zombie. It’s been very frustrating as I’ve not had a problem with sleeping for years. This is partly due to how much exercise I do when I’m in Scotland. I always sleep like a baby after 2-3 hours of training during the day (in fact, I sleep too much!).
Even when I’ve been travelling in long buses through South America over the last 5 months, I’ve always slept well. So I’m confused why I’ve not been sleeping much over the last week. In Asunción, the temperatures have been around 35 to 45 degrees everyday. It’s too hot to do anything outside but that suits me perfectly just now as it allows me to stay in my room with air con on and do some work.
Perhaps the problem is the fact that I’ve been in most of the day using the air conditioner. The air feels dry….though you can’t not have it on. I’ll take the air being a little dry over lying all night sweating any day of the week.
Yesterday I woke up around 4 hours sleep. I felt really tired all day but decided to stay awake so that I would sleep properly at night. Despite going to bed at 11pm shattered, I woke up at 2am and couldn’t get back to sleep. After being in a vegetative state for 12 hours, I went back to bed and slept until 4pm.
The main problem is that I can’t write when I feel tired. So yesterday was a complete waste of a day. And I’ve wasted most of today too. It’s something I can’t afford to do as I’m working towards getting my upcoming book finished within the next week.
I’m someone who doesn’t take their health for granted so it’s been frustrating having to deal with this when I have so many things I want to do (books, articles, podcasts etc). There’s no parks here either so I can’t run to tire myself out. Working whilst travelling isn’t always easy.
On the bright side, around 80% of my upcoming freelance blogging book has been written. The first draft will probably be finished within the next 3 or 4 days and then I will need to edit it all and make sure it flows correctly. Then I can get the book proofread and get it out to you guys (remember, I will be releasing the book for free for the first few days).
What do you do when your sleeping habit takes a turn for the worst?