Anne is a retired Education Adviser, but is still working part-time writing a book. Anne likes to play golf at least once a week, but has recently had some injuries which have prevented this. She also likes to keep active by walking. Anne finds she now wakes up early in the morning and would very much like to be able to sleep in for longer.
Anne has retired from her full time post as Education Adviser and has been working on writing a book due to be published July 2009. In the past she has been a Deputy Head Teacher. Anne has found that she now sleeps less well and for less time than she used to when she was younger. Although Anne finds she only sleeps for about 5 hours a night, she isn’t too concerned about this as long as she can function during the day, and do the things she needs to do. Worst of all, if Anne wakes up at about 4 am she finds she can’t get back to sleep, and feels that if she can get through to 5 am, this is a good night.
Anne doesn’t like to sleep at all during the day, and if she finds herself nodding off is very likely to get up and do something more active, although if she has been busy during the day and starts to doze in the evening she finds this more acceptable.
Anne also finds that she sleeps better when she is away, probably because there is less structure to her day and she doesn’t feel she has to get up and get on with things.