Last week our trainer Shaun talked about the importance of sleep and how getting a good night’s rest can have an impact on our overall fitness. All of us participating are working on our activity and activity levels and Shaun has definitely set us up with some good activities go get our butts in gear and working. We’ve talked about our food intake. I am one of those people that struggled with food for a long portion of my life, and I think that I have that beast tamed right now. Sleep on the other hand…well, sleep comes and goes.
Since I was younger, I have struggled with insomnia. It’s a wonderful family trait that I have seemed to inherit from my paternal grandmother (that, allergies, migraines and a bit of the psychic – which is a whole different story). When I was younger and in college I didn’t sleep much. As I’ve gotten older, I try and get more sleep. I do know that sleep is important and in recent months I have been trying to get at least 6 hours a night of sleep – usually more than that. I like to stay up late and I’m not a morning person at all, so I sleep in. It’s a benefit of my job I guess. Even when I’m on the road, I try and get at least 6 hours of sleep a night.
I go through phases with regard to what I sleep in. Sometimes I sleep in the buff…sometimes I sleep in a tshirt and boxerbriefs…sometimes I sleep in PJ pants if it’s really cold. I always travel with PJ pants when I’m on the road and when I’m home I often walk around in PJ pants. When I’m on the road, I also don’t sleep in the buff. There’s a lot I will do between the sheets when I am on the road, but I won’t sleep naked in a hotel room.
Have posted a few pictures on this post of my various states of how I sleep or what I sleep in. The PJ pants are my most recent pair – acquired them in London on my last trip. I couldn’t resist them – they say Keep Calm and Get it On and Pull Down and Carry On. Definitely the right motto for when this single boy is on the road! =)