I just can't stop sleeping!
I was reading an article the other day regarding inability to sleep on vacation. The article was suggesting the reason so many people struggle to sleep on the first night of a holiday is because the left side of the brain stays alert watching for danger while the right side of the brain nods off. The article suggested ways to trick the left side of the brain into thinking you're at home in order to catch some Zzzz's.
There are people who can't sleep on holidays?
I do nothing but sleep!
For some people travelling to exotic places means the chance to explore a new world, hit the hotel gym, walk from A to B and spend lots of energetic time with the kids.
For me, travelling to sun, surf and sand simply makes me want to sleep.
Lovely sunny days and calm clear nights could be the perfect formula for a an active and adventurous holiday. For me it's the perfect recipe for sleeping 12 hours a day.
Such holidays bring a surprising level of tiredness.
Just making an effort to grab a bottle of water, walk down the beach or even read my book can be so incredibly exhausting.
Is it the sun that zaps my energy?
Is it because my adrenal gland has turned itself off?
Is it burnout?
Am I just so damn relaxed everything shuts down?
Is it because I'm just a natural born sleeper?
Perhaps I just keep forgetting to pack my mojo.
I don't know why I sleep so much on these trips. I just know that I do. It almost seems like an incredible waste of money travelling to a new place only to spend so much time unconscious. I guess it depends how much value we place on sleep.
Are you wide awake and alert when you holiday?
Do you turn into a zombie like me?
Any thoughts on why I sleep so much?