In this week’s Sleep Diaries, a 40-year-old copywriter finds out about how to deal with poor sleep the following morning.
A little about me:
Number of hours sleep you get each night:6-8 hours
Number of hours sleep you wish you got each night:8 hours+
Any officially diagnosed sleep-related problems (insomnia/sleep apnea):No, but I do occasionally have rhinitis which affects my breathing. I use a nasal spray like Sterimar when it gets bad. It doesn’t tend to need anything stronger.
Do you grind your teeth/have nightmares:I grind my teeth and have a mouthguard. My sleep quality seems unaffected whether I wear it or not. I didn’t think I had nightmares but after keeping this diary I realise I probably do. I call them work dreams because they are always about a situation involving my work and real clients – something realistic that has gone wrong. They’re definitely terrifying and I wake up feeling incredibly anxious. I don’t know if it’s being hot or a bad dream that wakes me or a combination of the two.