As I write this, it's 2:32 in the morning. Jeff and the girls have all been asleep for hours, but I can't bring myself to go to bed. I know if I force myself to go, I won't be able to shut my mind off.
This has been happening more and more often. One night this week, I was up until 4:30 a.m.
I've heard sleep study experts say that, even if you don't think it adversely affects you, your reflexes and brain function slows down if you get fewer than 8 hours of sleep a night. I don't know if I believe that, but I know that for the last year or so, I actually feel better if I only get 5 or 6 hours of sleep. When I sleep for more than about 7 hours, I wake up sluggish and dazed.
I just re-read what I wrote above and I've made a discovery:
The cure for insomnia is reading this blog...it's putting me right to sleep!