Sometimes we have trouble sleeping, it can be for various reasons, stress, worry, anxiety, too many thoughts whirring around in our mind about the things we need to do, the list goes on. In my case, the lack of sleep was the lunatic upstairs attempting to play on his keyboard again…. IT’S 2AM ON A SUNDAY!!!!! I lay there thinking, perhaps I can let the dull two repeated notes blur into the background of my mind, like a distant noise. But it was too late. I was becoming more and more angry, the rage had grown inside of me and before I knew it my fist was pounding on the wall. He continued, oblivious. Now, I hate complaining and I’m pretty much the last person to go out of my way to complain but this has been happening on and off for months now. I had posted him a letter a couple of months back to politely ask that he refrain from ‘playing’ after 11pm on work nights. Clearly, he’s ignored that. Anyway, it took me having to drag myself out of bed, put on some clothes and shoes and pound on his door for him to lean out the window to hear me ask him to please turn the music down!!! How I managed to still use the word please and not fill the sentence with profanity is beyond me. Sadly, despite then lying in welcomed silence, I was awake for at least another hour as I had been wound up so much.
Anyway, I just wanted to get all that off my chest. I haven’t been sleeping too well lately and it has highlighted that no matter how healthily you eat – sleep is a very important factor in feeling healthy and happy.
Just a few benefits of sleep as you may already know are:
- Improved memory
- Clearer thinking
- Better mood (obvs!)
- Better weight control
- Stronger immunity
- More creative
Here’s a helpful overview I found here on how you might feel without enough sleep:
So here’s hoping I get my sleep back and the idiot upstairs keeps quiet during the night and early hours of the morning.
And for those of you who don’t have an inconsiderate neighbour keeping you awake but are looking for some tips on how to sleep better, I found a good website that gives quite a few ideas here:
Keep calm and happy sleeping.
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