Monday, January 17, 2011

Thought of the Day 2011 #14 - Sleep Science

My sleep cycles are so reliable these days. I can predict to within 10 minutes of how long I will sleep at night. I sleep in just over 2.3 hour segments. I try to get 7 hours of sleep a night, so if I know I want to wake up at 7 am, and it's 11pm, I try to stay up until midnight so that I can wake up naturally without the alarm jarring me awake. Waking up with the alarm makes me irritated, especially if I am dreaming at the time. I don't know if I mentioned this before, but prior to taking synthroid, my sleep cycles were fairly regular at 3 hours each, so three, six, or nine hours of sleep worked best. I guess it makes sense that when metabolism is increased other bodily functions are faster, too. Do people with severe hyperthyroidism sleep at all??


Anonymous said...

I also hate having dreams interrupted even though it is very rare that I remember what I was dreaming.