Summer, sleep

Just got home from visiting friends, getting into bed, and I wanted to write a quick post about my sleep schedule while I'm home.

I'm going to be trying harder with sleep this summer than I normally do. Part of this is because of my parents' work schedule, and the kids' school schedule: They all get up to get ready for work/school around 5:15 to 5:30, and leave by 6. That means I wake up at 5:15 to 5:30, and can't start trying to go back to sleep until 6. 

So, if I first fall asleep at 3 or 4, there's a fair chance I won't really be asleep by the time they get up, so I get less sleep than I planned, and end up sleeping through morning and until 2 or 3, by which point the kids are getting back and making noise again and I've slept through the only chunk of the day where I can occupy the space of my home unconstrained. (Since I don't want to wake them.)

I don't want to get up at 6 a.m., so I need enough sleep both before and after that to really substantially rest. So, I'm aiming for 1 to 5, and 6 to 9. 

This is more planning than I've ever put into sleeping at home before and I really hope it pays off.

Last vlog of series 3 tomorrow. Looking forward to filming during the day, when I have that peace and quiet I was talking about.