Usually by 10:30pm I am totally ready to zonk out... and I have serious trouble staying awake during the last few hours of my shift. I wake up usually with Bren... sometimes manage to doze until 7.... of late, getting up at 6:30... and spending the morning dragging my butt around. Last two mornings I've fallen back into bed for 30 minutes.. taking a nap... which sometimes helps and sometimes doesn't.
I think I'm going to sleep a bit more.
I would think that 8 hours would be enough... but maybe not. Maybe my body's trying to recover from some of the tension I put it through during the typical workday. I dunno.