I have a scary feeling that I am getting old. Yes, I know that my age is increasing, but I feel as though my body knows and is starting to wear out on me a little bit. I know some “older” people that need to take naps during the day to refresh themselves. I have never needed to do that. I always have lots of energy during the day. As well, I’ve always had trouble sleeping during the day or in the light. That is the reason I wear an eye mask to sleep and why we have black curtains in our bedroom.
However, in the past week, I have taken two naps. It’s not as if I have crawled into my bed and purposely decided to sleep. Both naps have occurred while I was watching movies. I just fell asleep. My eyes were tired and so I closed them for just a second and all of a sudden I woke up 20 minutes later. It’s not as if I slept for a really long time, but it’s weird to think that I can fall asleep just like that during the day. It worries me actually.
Maybe I am just tired from the holidays and working so many early shifts lately. One of our regular girls is in Hawaii and so I have taken over her shifts. That means getting up at 4:30am and working 9+ hour shifts. My body is just not used to that.
My other explanation could be that I haven’t really exercised in weeks. I have been in a funk and very anti-gym lately. So my body could also be missing those endorphins and also reacting poorly to my horrible eating habits lately. So really, it’s probably just a combination of things that is making my body angry with me. It’s giving me a hint, perhaps. Or maybe I’m just overreacting. Ah, I don’t know. I guess I better get my butt back to the gym and see if that makes a difference!
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