After a really bad week at work, lots of sensory issues and anxiety and a meltdown on Thursday evening when I got home work.
I decided to do as little as possible this weekend.
I had to cancel going out Friday night because I was so tired. Yesterday I just rested and slept.
Today, I’m feeling a little more human.
I had a 2 hour nap after work on Friday evening, and another 2 hour one yesterday afternoon. Feel the need to go for another one in a minute!
The healing power of rest and sleep ~ I knew there was a reason why sleeping is one of my favourite things to do
Glad to hear you’re feeling more human.
Since I've been off work, my sleep pattern has improved. Getting 8 hours a night now, but still finding I need to nap during the afternoons. I usually just lie down under a thin duvet - and Daisy comes and curls up by my chest and joins me!
Glad you're feeling better now, Ed. Your body is clearly telling you something.
For most of my adult life, until I received an autism diagnosis, I thought that I had a physical illness of some kind as I was forever feeling tired. I had blood tests many times and nothing was ever found. Since being diagnosed, it has changed my life as I know accept that I need to rest after social interaction. I often have a little nap in the afternoon or when i come home from work. I think that sleep and rest is really important - I used to feel guilty about it and now I understand it is part of who I am. I feel so much better for it - good for you for having a proper weekend rest.
BlueRay said:I knew there was a reason why sleeping is one of my favourite things to do
'Death's second self' as Shakespeare termed it. But also 'To sleep, perchance to dream.' That's what I love about sleep. I have a rich dream life. I love dreaming. It's like seeing a film playing out in your head, with no idea what might happen next.
not quite 2 hours today....