Thursday, January 13, 2011

Looking for some help

So there's something I've been struggling with lately and I can't figure out what to do. So I thought I'd write about it here to send it out to the blogosphere and hope for some responses. My problem basically boils down to the fact that I've been tired a lot lately and have a really hard time getting myself out of bed in the morning. I'm a relatively healthy person, and I may even be in better shape physically than the average person (I did just run a marathon!). So why am I so tired? And most nights I'm getting around 8 hours of sleep (there are some nights when I have trouble sleeping, but they don't occur that often, and it's usually just the first few hours I'm in bed, and not all night). So I always have great plans when I go to bed to get up early and workout or get other stuff done and I set my alarm and it goes off in the morning and I hit the snooze button. I've never really been a consistent "snoozer" so how did I get myself into this habit, and more importantly, HOW DO I GET OUT? The last several years I haven't been that fond of winter, so could this possibly be something that is caused by winter? To be totally honest, I'm not opposed to counseling, but I also don't want to jump into that if it's not necessary. Any ideas on a simple way to get myself out of bed in the morning and not hit the snooze several times (I do know that's not quality sleep I'm getting while "snoozing")? I did sign up for a spinning class at my gym one morning and got up when I needed to for that. But that won't work for every morning. Can anyone help?

2 comments:

Happy Camper said...

Jeff used to put his alarm clock across the room so that he had to get out of the bed to turn off the alarm clock. Just needing to physically get out of the bed was usually enough to stay up or to limit the number of times he hit snooze. He also got an alarm that you could set how many minutes the snooze bar was for. He would set it for 3 or 4 minutes so it got really annoying when snooze kept going off so frequently. Sounds like minor things and it might not work for you but possibly worth a try....

thirtybefore said...

When you find out, let me know!!

(Winter could be part of it. The thought of being cold first thing in the morning is usually enough to keep me in bed longer than normal.)