I am one of those people who has always loved to sleep. Well, always is a bit of an overstatement, as a baby I hardly slept. But once I got over my colic and for as long as I can remember I have loved going to bed to sleep.
Every night when I go to bed as I get might head on the pillow, I just relax and almost always get a smile on my face. The happy feeling does not last very long as I am one of those annoying people who fall asleep almost immediately and I usually get a good night sleep.
I do tend to wake up early and I have never been one of those people that can regularly sleep the whole day. But mornings are not the worst time of day, if you get to wake up naturally. It is a bit strange, but the times when I wake up two minutes before the alarm, the day is off to a so much better start than when you have the annoying sound tearing you away form your precious sleep.
To me it is a feeling of luxury when I have a chance to go to bed early. I have never understood the people that seem to be able to go late to bed and still function at work the next day. I have, as I said been this way since childhood. My younger brother, did not share the same love for going to bed. And as it was very important to me that he went to bed before me because he was younger I got very upset when he dragged out his bedtime rituals once in a while, because to me that meant that I would be getting to bed later than I appreciated.
Unfortunately my love for sleeping also comes with a low tolerance for not getting enough sleep and I get cranky and not very easy to be around a lot faster than most people I know. So I try to get much sleep as I need. And in my world there are very few things that can beat the feeling of lying down in a bed with fresh smelling clean sheets and just close my eyes and fall asleep with a smile on my face. Regardless of how the day has been treating me.
What is your relationship with sleep?