Getting a blackout blind was worth every penny.  I haven’t been sleeping super great lately, but coming home at 7:45 this morning after my night shift was, surprisingly, exactly what I needed.  I was exhausted.  I slipped down the blackout shade and hit the hay.

I had the best sleep I’ve had in quite a while.  I dreamed, which was the first time in a while, I didn’t wake up, and I actually feel rested.  This is hugely different than both a) A typical sleep after a night shift (usually sucks), and b) my sleeps over the past week or so.

I don’t know why, exactly, I’ve been having trouble hitting a “sleep groove” since I moved here, but it sure makes me value the times I do sleep well a whole lot more!