I did it! I got 7.07 hours of sleep on average.
Of course, I am on spring break, which makes it a lot easier to get sleep. And the bad news is that while I slept more, I still struggled with going to bed any earlier than 1am. But still, this is progress, right?
Next week will be a bit of a test because not only do I work early part of the week, but I have morning classes too. No late mornings here! But I don't think it will be too bad- if anything, it will force me to go to bed and get up more consistently, which should help.
I also have some more incentive now: sleep makes me feel great!
- I get lots more done during the day, so I feel more accomplished.
- I have more energy to work out and I'm not downing sugar to stay awake, so I feel healthier.
- I know that sleeping puts me in a much better mood now :)
- AND- remember when I brought up the acne/insomnia link a couple weeks ago? Well, my skin has looked a lot better lately! That's not necessarily what I started this sleep makeover for, but it's such a huge bonus since my skin has been stubbornly bad lately. I'm so excited by it!
You can see the rest of my sleep makeover posts here.
PS: I know you all like canopies, but what about more alternative headboards? I think the yellow canvas on the one above is super cool.