two months ago, i couldn't sleep more than three hours at a time. most nights i'd get between three and five hours of (disrupted) sleep. six hours!! that felt like heaven, even if it was disrupted. six weeks ago, i was getting between four and six hours a night, but it remained disrupted because i'd wake up every single night at 4:30. a month ago, i was dependent on sleep medication to get any sleep. which also meant that if i didn't go to bed early enough, my day the next day was a bit of a disaster.
and now? now i sleep eight hours easily with no sleep meds. it feels beautiful. but it's a problem. because i sleep my eight hours and then turn off my alarm and sleep another two. or three. i've never slept so much in my life. i blame the sun. or the absence thereof. i get no sunlight in my new room, so it's easy to slide back into sleep in the mornings.
damn sleep! it's stressing me out. but i think i found the solution: an $8 alarm clock from ikea with a progressively more annoying alarm located underneath my loft bed so i have to actually get out of bed to turn it off. so far it's worked wonders.