P. has been retired for 35 years but still continues to undertake research and has published more than 30 papers since his retirement. He likes to try and be active as much as he can during the day and doesn’t like to doze off in the evening because he feels that is a waste of time. He does sometimes have difficulty getting off to sleep, but finds that reading a book often helps with this.
P. finds that if he has something to worry about, it prevents him from going to sleep. He tries to clear his mind of his worries, and finds that reading helps him to do this, often falling asleep after a few pages. He tries to keep active during the day and carry on with his research in the evening, but sometimes finds himself dozing in the chair. P. even finds he occasionally dozes in the chair until about 1 or 2 in the morning, which he doesn’t like because he feels this is a waste of time.
P. usually goes to bed about 12 midnight, and set his alarm for about 7, although he may doze again after this for another half an hour or so. However, whilst P. doesn’t need to be up at 7 am, he thinks his upbringing explains why he feels he should get up at this time and start to be useful;.
P. feels he is fortunate that he sleeps well and has reasonably good health, in spite of his age. He doesn’t worry if he doesn’t sleep well as he knows he can doze during the day to make up for this.