When I was single, I used to look forward to 11 - 12 hour power sleeps on the weekend. I would make my place cold, tuck under, shut off the ringers and SLEEP. Don't let it rain and I could stay in that bed dozing on and off all day.
I can't do that anymore no matter how hard I try. I pretty much automatically wake up completely after a certain amount of sleep unless I have to set the alarm to get up earlier.
I wondered about that yesterday when a friend shared with me that her son slept 12 hours that day. I smiled, remembering when I used to be able to do that too. I'm not even a bed lounger. Pretty much when I get up, I leave my bedroom and don't return until it's time for bed.
I used to take naps if I was tired back in the day. Now? I have to be SUPER, DOOPER, TRAVEL tired or sick to be able to sleep when it's still daylight. I no longer sleep on planes unless it's a red eye and when I'm staying in a hotel, if I'm not sleeping, I'd rather be in the pool area or the lounge room. I always need to be UP unless it's bedtime. LOL! There's just always something to do!
What say you? Have your sleep patterns changed in any way? Can you still sleep 11+ hours like you used to in your teens and 20's? Do you take naps?