The Yellow Birds
Not only grammar


“Somehow I slept, but FITFULLY. I’d wake from time to time and look out to see how the frost had gathered on the windowpanes.

The Yellow Birds – Kevin Powers


To be fit – we all wish it and many of us try hard to be fit by exercising regularly. Because I’m a teacher and a chocoholic, I walk, cycle and run most days of the week to keep this body in a good working condition.

If it is important to be fit, then so must sleeping fitfully, right? Wrong! This word is a false friend, so be careful. As you will understand from the book quote above, when you sleep fitfully, you have a night of interrupted sleep; certainly not the best way to wake up refreshed in the morning.

Use it or you lose it!

Whenever I drink a cappuccino after 4pm, then I know for sure that I’m going to have a fitful night. What about you? What makes you sleep fitfully? And is there anything you can do about it?

Share your experiences and tips using the form below.

Julio’s contribution:  When if I eat something after 9:00 pm is sure that I will have a fitful night, so then I have to read a lot to make me more tired and try to sleep  better, but it doesn’t always works.


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