sleepAlthough I’m not 100% teetotal, I rarely drink alcohol now. It makes my limbs ache and I feel lethargic. So why do I wake up every morning with a hangover? I don’t sleep very well, especially when there’s a full moon. I’m restless and uncomfortable too, tossing and turning around.

If I’m tired and go to bed early, I’ll fall asleep at once, then wake up in the early hours and stay awake for ages. And if I go to bed late, I still wake up in the night. The Chinese take this very seriously, with their Feng Shui. My computer used to be in the bedroom, but it’s in my garden office now. I’ve got a new bed and carpet, there’s no mirror at the end of the bed, and all paths are unblocked. Maybe my bed’s pointing in the wrong direction, but I can’t do anything about that as the room has fitted furniture.

Every night I have the most vivid, imaginative dreams. I’m often still thinking about them when I wake up. And I’ve had some of my best ideas first thing in the morning, in what I call the Sleepy-Wakey time, when my brain is at its most relaxed. And of course as soon as I fully wake up, I’m busy thinking about it.

I often have active dreams. I’m doing a load of cooking, or saving the world from a Holocaust. (Of course I’m the natural leader!)

So when I wake up, I’m absolutely exhausted. It’s hard work organising everyone to fight for their lives, or build a shelter out of the rubble!

All suggestions on how to have a good night’s sleep will be welcomed – please!