When it comes to mental wellbeing, different types of relationships are important. Probably the most important relationship is the one that you have with yourself. When mental health is poor, this is usually the first relationship to suffer and may be the hardest to fix. Things that you can do to help improve your relationship with yourself include:
Working late nearly always means 'Burning the candle at both ends.' It's ok to do this for a short period, but when we do this regularly, it can have a detrimental effect on our wellbeing. Doing it all the time and not getting enough sleep will eventually bite hard and do lasting damage.
I've been wide awake since 3 am. It's an intriguing time of night, 3 am. I like to call it 'the dead of night'. Nature is sleeping sweetly. The wildlife that frequents my garden are all nestled, gently breathing. Even the trees look asleep, as they stand strong and still, without a quiver from a single leaf.
Have we become a nation of 'can't get to sleep' and can't wake up' sufferers? I think if we did a national poll, there would be more than 70% sufferers compared with those who fall asleep easily and roll out of bed awake and refreshed every day.
It is morning; at least it is for most. Mine can't officially start yet, though. I am trapped in the no man's land between sleep and wake. It's a strange place to be, this 'no man's land.' Everything in the room is foggy and my eyes won't focus. My coordination is out of sync by three inches. My thoughts are incoherent and my inner voice is still snoring her head off ...
I have two sleep disorders that originate in the hypothalamus within my brain. Both disorders cause me to be chronically sleep-deprived on a daily basis. I can't have one disorder - no, my bonkers brain is greedy and must have two sleep disorders!