Can You Actually Catch Up On Sleep? Tim Thomas Needs To
Ok, simple question. Can you catch up on sleep? I posed that question to myself because today, I am feeling a little rougher than I normally am. Allow me to explain.
I am usually in bed by 8pm. On the weekends, maybe I can make it until 10pm, but that is rare, as my eyes and body start to get heavy and my bed calls. When you get up at 4:30AM Monday thru Friday, Even being able to sleep in, doesn't really happen. I could not tell you the last time I was able to sleep soundly to perhaps 9am. It is rare for me. Morning radio can do that to you.
Last night I was hanging out with my colleague Mike Pettis and we were watching an AEW Pay-Per View. It began at 6pm and didn't end until close to 11pm. If this was a normal Sunday I would have been in bed by 8pm. By the time I got home and hit the pillow, and brushed my teeth, it was about 10 after. At best I was going to 5 hours of sound sleep. That didn't happen.
Many of you know, you need to give your body a little time to wind down. We don't always immediately fall asleep. Plus, I ate later than normal, and my body clock was just off. Thank goodness for coffee this morning. And usually I can function on short sleep the next day, but the day after can be tough.
So again, I ask the question...Can You Catch Up On Sleep? Answer...sort of. SleepFoundation.org had a nice article and you can read that HERE. There are some tips of little things you can do. Yes, a nap will be involved. Healthline.com also had some advice and you can read their thoughts HERE.
For me, I really try and get at least 7 hours of sleep every night so I can function without too much difficulty. I try not to rely on coffee or caffeine boosters unless I have to. This morning I had to. But I can take a nap today, prepare for the ACM's and go to bed earlier this week. Hopefully it will do the trick.