For most of my adult life, sleep has been a hard won battle. I don't know why, but I often find it very difficult to fall asleep. Well maybe I do. Stress plays a large part, and when I am stressed, I don't sleep.
I recently made a job change, and all of a sudden, one of my main sources of stress (my former job) was no longer in play. I've only been at my new job a week, and I have generally slept better this week, then I have for years. Part of it is that, I am physically tired at the end of the day, as I am busier at work, the rest is that the stresses of my old job is completely absent.
I guess that we don't realize how a negative setting can had adverse effects. I sure didn't, until that negative setting went away, and my body cried "Hurrah! Let's celebrate by snoozing." I think I have many years of sleep to catch up on, but at least I'm getting to sleep in under an hour, instead of the two or three I was used to. AND I'm staying asleep until either a cat, or my bladder say otherwise.
Now if I could only get the cats to understand that my body is in a new sleep pattern, and to stop waking me up. They can wait until daylight to be fed, and stuff is perfectly fine staying on the desk. It doesn't need to be knocked to the floor.