As you may recall, I was the lucky recipient of a Fitbit One this year (thanks, Mom & Stephen!). One of its features is sleep tracking -- it tells you how many hours you slept, how long it took you to fall asleep, how many times you woke up and how many times you were restless during any given night. Looking at this information has been fascinating to me. Since I got it, I learned that generally I might wake up once during the night, and am restless from one to three times per night. During the time that I have been sick (including the night before I started to feel crummy), I woke up at least three times and was restless upwards of ten times, including one night when I was restless twenty six times and one night when I was awake five times. No wonder I've felt so exhausted. Last night I didn't wake up at all and was restless nine times -- an improvement at least. Here's to hoping for less restless sleep going forward.
*when you're talking in your sleep.