I can't sleep right now.
Because I can't sleep right now I will ask questions about sleep. First off I am wondering if you can bank sleep to the next night. For instance last night I slept for 9 hours. I went to bed at 12 and woke up at 8:15 on my own. I forced myself to continue sleeping until 9. Should I wake up naturally or put myself back to sleep. I notice when I have to push for eight when my body wants to wake up another time I am very tired. But I got eight hours why am I tired?
Also, now I can't sleep I think because my body was only up for 11 hours as I tried to get to bed at ten. I dozed for a bit but now I am horribly awake. Instead of sitting in bed wasting time I decided to ask about it. So I got 9 hours last night, will 6 or 7 be okay tonight?
Also the only reason I don't get up when my body says to and I force myself to keep going is because I'm afraid I haven't recovered. Wouldn't my body be the best judge of that. I literally wake up 3 or 4 times while trying to get to the eight hour marks on the weekends. Should my goal be to sleep enough so that I wake up rested without an alarm going off or a strict 8 hours.
If so I may need sleeping pills some nights. I notice this especially happens when I go to bed earlier as to wake up for an AM workout, usually I hit it around 3PM but when I have no time I switch it to a 6 AM wake up. Please help me.