I don’t know about you, but if I don’t the right amount of sleep a night, the next day is horrible. Seriously, it is horrible in the literal sense. I end up with a massive migraine and should hide in a dark cool room with ice packs on my forehead and neck as well as pain medication and peppermint essential oil rubbed on the back of my neck and temples as well. Yep, it is that bad. Sometimes I can’t do that, and I must suffer through the day until I can sleep again.
Not all days without sleep is like that. But if I have had several nights like that in a row, you better watch out. Migraines are no joke and I have had them since I was a little girl. Unfortunately, I passed them on to all three of my girls. Maddie gets the worst and then Gracie and very occasionally, Mikaela gets one. But enough about migraines back to the main purpose of this post, sleep.
How many hours of sleep is necessary for one person? According to the CDC, adults require seven or more hours of sleep. But that is just the average, it can vary from person to person. I know for a fact that I normally only get about 4 to 5 hours a night because once I get into bed, my brain won’t shut off. It starts running with ideas with ideas for future blog posts, ways to redecorate our house, and if there is something important coming up the next day, forget about sleep at all.
Like the night before a dentist appointment, my anxiety is high, so yea a sleepless night. But according to this post about American Sleeping Habits, I am not alone. Just check out the graphic below.
So, tell me what are your sleeping habits?