Yes, LTS, healthy sleep is so important to your whole body, mind and spirit. I have to have at least 6 hours a night or I'm wrecked. I can go a day or 2 on only a few hours but after that it's bad news.
I figured out what to do about Winston the wee man kitteh waking me up. I have got to wear him out before I go to bed. Last night I worked him out with cat toys and had him running around, like the maniac he is, until he was wound down. He was completely chilled for the rest of the night.
I had to get up at 3:30 this morning so I'm not sure if it worked for sure or not. I have to get up super early again tomorrow, so I guess Monday a.m. I'll find out if he's going to let me sleep past 4 in the morning or not.
One good thing that came from that work out last night was that Peal was really digging playing too. They seemed to be bonding while they were playing. Soon they will be bffs and he will perhaps pester Pearl in the wee morning. That would work.
Sometimes I feel like I'm Christian Bale in The Machinist.
Lately I've been getting a lot of closing shifts. One closer quit and the other one is on probation. Yay me for being the only other guy who can close on a regular basis. Sometimes my boss will get me with an early ten to five shift after a closing shift, though. I hate when she does that.
So my sleeping hours are skewed as can be but once I hit my head on that pillow I am out like a light and a dump truck driving through my wall couldn't wake me up for at least seven hours.
And my cat and I have an agreement: he sleeps on the bed during the day, I sleep on the bed during the night.
Usually I sleepvery well, myself. But the odd time I wake up and can't stop the wheels I have learned to give up trying. For me it doesn't work. So, I stretch out on my back and just let the wheeks turn. Sometimes I try thinking of something really boring like the layout of a local supermarket. Eventually I get some sleep.