I'm hitting my grading during today's conference period. The easiest way to keep up a blog when life gets busy is to quote others.
I am curious though... how much sleep do YOU need? Do share.
I met someone yesterday who sleeps less than 5 hours a night. Amy (mother of 5 kids under 9) over at http://www.humblemusings.com/ says,
"I need lots of sleep. Through trial and error, I have discovered that nine hours is optimum sleep for me. This is difficult with the lifestyle I’ve chosen. I rarely get nine hours. I am busy. I work hard and sleep light.
Even though I’m tired, sometimes I lie awake at night. Amy Carmichael said that the wee hours are 'when all life’s molehills become mountains.' I make lists, sort mental clutter, and think about tomorrow’s agenda. I try not to worry. Worrying is sin. The good news is that exhaustion usually overtakes me before I can fall too headlong into this sin."
I appreciated that she was honest about needing 9. I'm discovering I'm pretty grumpy and slow to move when I don't sleep enough. Her Carmichael quote also jumped out at me. It is so easy to have mental clutter. I think we women struggle with this more than guys (or rather, in a different way). Anyway.. just related with this lady and her humble musings, though I'm Mrs. Butts, no kiddos yet, but 21 little darlings at school.
Cast your comments... how much sleep do you need? Do you get it? Should we try to arrange our lives where we get it?