|Introspection is making me sleepy|
It's weird. Normally I bolt out of bed at 5:00 a.m. (I'm the mother of a swimmer, we have early wake-up calls), pound three cups of coffee and hit my day running. But this week, I've been letting my kid fend for himself, sleeping past my alarm, even taking afternoon naps - something I've never been able to do if I tried.
You know, all this quiet and contemplation might be leading me to one earth-shattering epiphany after all. I haven't been getting enough sleep!
Sleep deprivation has serious health risks, especially for women. According to a recent WebMD article, lack of sleep is linked to hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, weight gain and depression. Women are more susceptible to these problems, probably because of our hormones. Maybe it's not such a bad thing that I've been conking out so much.
Even though I'm disappointed with my progress, I'm going to stick with this month's theme. I still hold out hope for some deep revelations or ah ha moments, which I'll be delighted to share the minute they occur.
But for now, I'm going back to bed.