I have been having trouble sleeping this school year. Not trouble falling asleep, but staying asleep. 4:30 AM has become my unwanted companion. Now, I am a morning person, but I need a good night’s sleep. It has become very frustrating for me because I don’t know what is waking me up, and I can’t seem to stop thinking about school once I wake up. This has never been a problem before (this is my 6th year teaching), but it has plagued me all year.
So here I am, up before my alarm (again), and while I can appreciate the quiet of my apartment and the dark sky outside, I would rather be sleeping. What is going on this year to make me so restless? What changed this year from last year (I worked at the same school last year)? My class is great, and I have very supportive parents. I have a teaching job that fulfills me. I am not having money troubles or troubles with my husband. No one in my family is sick or unhappy. I communicate with and see my friends on a regular basis. My life is full of blessings. But not a good night’s sleep apparently.