BSD Day 5/14

There was no post yesterday because there was little sleep the night before.

Sleep.

Not sure what else I can say. In the past few years it’s been interrupted by hormonal night sweats, stress, leg cramps, itching,  and more. Did I mention stress?

I’m happy to announce that yesterday’s sleep was interrupted by birdsong and light. I can take that. Rather than waking from 3-5 as I used to, I simply woke too early and couldn’t get back to sleep.

But the consequences for the rest of the day were a foggy brain and a desire to eat. Of course, there’s also the problem that it’s a very long day, so you just have more hours in which to feel hunger. However, despite around 200 extra calories, I was down another pound this morning. I was fully prepared for a slight water-based rise, so that was a nice surprise.

And this is why I’m at my mental-healthiest when I can look at a number like a scientist and say, ‘Hmm, interesting’.

I don’t have any old posts on sleep, but here’s one from the archives on depression and weight loss.