One of the unfortunate side effects of my stress recently is the lack of sleep. For a few years now, I usually made do on about 6 to 6 1/2 hours of sleep on weekdays and more on the weekends. Alas, with the stress around me and my mind all over the place, I had difficult even getting my 6 hours of sleep for the better part of two weeks, even on weekends.
As I've gotten a handle on the stress and settled my mind down a little lately, sleep is slowly getting better though it's inconsistent. Some nights are ok while some nights are not quite so good. In reading something online, I think having my sleep disrupted as it did got me to "worrying" about getting to sleep. If you've ever tried to do anything while feeling pressured, you'll know that it's not easy and sleep is one of these things. Now that I know what has been going on, I need to step back a bit and be more positive about sleeping rather than worrying.
With all of this, I realized sleep is definitely not overrated, especially when you've been disrupted like I have been. Alas, I do think there is an interesting learning lesson here. I've definitely been thrown out of my comfort zone in recent weeks and I've been trying to get back into it. However, I realized that if I ever get married and/or have kids, then life will be all about adjustments, including sleep.
These last few weeks have not been easy by any means. I can't even say I have enjoyed the experience as I have gone through it. Yet, if I step back a little, the experience is a necessary for me to move on to the next stage of my life.