Dear Africana Woman,
Howz it? Have you been sleeping well? Yes. No. If you know me well then you know I am awake at ungodly hours and I often get the question, “Do you ever sleep?” The truth is I have a sleeping problem. I have struggled with this for many years, I think as far back as uni days. It’s been more than two decades. Many a night I get an average of about 3 hours of sleep.
Most people will tell me that I am thinking too much or I am stressed about something. Sometimes it was true that there would be a lot going on, but a lot of times there also wasn’t anything significantly disturbing going on. I just could not sleep. Then when I find there is no sleep I decide to work. So what is the real problem?
My insomnia really kicked in this last month again and I thought I have to do better. I have read extensively about how to get a good night’s sleep and I was very clearly ignoring all the tactics then getting shocked at the results. Lol. Ati Definition of Madness. This is me at night typically; I will feel tired, so I take all my books, laptop and phone to the bedroom and throw them on my bed. Turn off the light, then find something to watch on Netflix that will be a lullaby. Who does that? So then I am waking up about 5 times in the night, whatever is playing jumps into my dreams. Literally shambles. Then this month, I really took the piss, why because I watched Blood Sisters in one go. Then Savage Beauty in one Go. Then I read Hlomu: The Wife in two days non-stop.
This had to stop.
Let’s talk about how to get a good night’s rest.