Sleepy weekend

I love Fridays, really - who doesn't? But Friday's before three day weekends just seem so freeing, so full of hope. We don't have any crazy plans or anything, errands, relaxing, hopefully some camping if bad weather doesn't nip that plan in the bud.

And get some sleep, lots and lots of sleep. I have been so tired lately. I'm generally a morning person but for the last few weeks I just can't seem to get out of bed in the morning. I go to bed between 10:30 and 11, it shouldn't be hard for me to wake up at 7, that is still 8+ hours of sleep! I'm thinking I should start taking vitamins or something but I can never remember to actually take it. I don't know what else I can do, every time I read a list of the "Top 10 things you can do to feel more energized" or "8 easy ways to get more sleep" I find that I do all those things already. I eat breakfast, I don't drink coffee or smoke, I follow a sleep schedule, what else is there? It's actually pretty frustrating because I have been trying to be more healthy lately and it seems to be backfiring but somehow I think incorporating more whole grains and vegetables into my diet is not a likely cause of my sleepiness. Any suggestions from formally fatigued friends are welcome.


  1. Hmmm...maybe your NFP isn't working so well and there's a little Lime in there sucking the life out of you?


    Sorry, that's all I've got.

  2. Iron deficiency? Are you getting enough red meat? Or add some spinach salad with citrus dressing.

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  4. I've just started reading your blog after your recent WFMW post.

    I've read and to us it's true, your most restful sleep is before midnight. Maybe even trying to go to bed at 10 instead of 10:30 or 11May help.

    Also, whenever I'm eating refined sugars I lack energy and am very sleepy.

    Just some thoughts, hope you feel more rested :)

  5. Man, I wish I knew. I'm always tired, too. The only piece of advice I can give you is if you start taking vitamins, don't take those gross, grown-up vitamins. Just still with Flintstones vitamins. They have everything in them that adult vitamins do, they don't upset your stomach, and they're delicious!