Over the weekend, I spent two nights sleeping on our leather couch with cats piled all over me. Not surprisingly, I woke up each morning with a stiff neck, sore back and puffy hands.
My husband has recovered enough from his cold/flu to be back to staying up all night, so I've been sleeping in my real bed for the last two nights. Between that, a good yoga class yesterday at noon and a deep-tissue massage last night, I think I've finally gotten a decent sleep for the first time in days.
It's easy to forget how much of an effect a bad night's sleep can have on your day. I woke up on Saturday after my second night on the couch and managed to have the most fruitless day imaginable. Every time I left the house to do something, it ended up being a complete waste of time for one reason or another.
I got lost on my way to a volunteer effort, then discovered I'd forgotten my phone and ended up driving around for more than an hour before finally giving up and going home. Later, I went to take a big bag of glass jars and bottles to a recycling center that didn't actually exist. After that, I gave up and just stayed put.
My husband doesn't sleep anywhere near as much as I do, and I think that was a factor in his getting sick recently. He often sleeps between three and five hours per night. I can get by on seven hours, but I really prefer eight or more.
How much do you sleep?