Tuesday, January 26, 2010

zzzzzzzz . . . .

I have a few blogs written by total strangers that I read regularly. Is that weird? Like I seriously have them on my google reader and I read every new entry like they were my friend or neighbor or something. There seemed to be a common theme the other day.
And yet still I kept falling asleep. What can I say? Writing is hard, and hard work makes me sleepy. But then, most things make me sleepy. Sunlight, for instance, and sitting. It's not hard to get me to nod off. finslippy
The thing is that I’ve always been a night person. My perfect schedule would be to go to bed around 2:00 a.m. and sleep until around 10.
Oh, who am I kidding? I’d sleep until noon.
Unfortunately, polite society discriminates against the night owl all in the name of being “productive” and “not sleeping your life away” and “getting your child to school on time”, so I’m forced to conform to the rest of the world.
big mama
I think I honestly have a sleeping problem though. I've had it my whole adult life. I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat. In college, I took several Art History classes. They were held in a big auditorium with comfortable seating, and the lights would dim and I'd be nodding before the third slide was on the screen. I don't know how I passed those classes. Like most college students, I probably lived with sleep deprivation. I know our girls do. But I still can fall asleep so easily when I am still for more than a few minutes. Dave and I go to the movies a lot and he often tells me as we are leaving - well, that was an expensive nap. I wonder if I could eliminate this problem if I really slept for 8 hours every night, but who has time for that? My day is never done at 10:00 at night, or even at 11:00, or sometimes 12:00. I set my alarm for the latest possible minute I can (which is the ridiculous hour of 5:30) then Melanie and I are out the door by 6:00.
So, I'm curious . . . does anyone really live without sleep deprivation? Does anyone really get 8-ish hours of sleep at night?

4 comments:

Lauri said...

Yeah, those six months I wasn't working and didn't set an alarm...HEAVEN!!!!! I consistantly got about 8 hours of sleep and felt great. That isn't happening any more.

Cathy said...

I feel it too! I'd love to find the time & opportunity for more sleep! I always wondered what my day would be like if I got a whole 8 hours!

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bandanamomtoo said...

I almost never get more than 6 hours and it's usually more like 5, (sometimes less) - I think I probably require about 6 - on 6 a night I don't feel too tired, but when it's consistently less than that I feel it about 3 pm when I'm driving the kids home from school and like today - I have thoughts like "if I just close this one eye, I can keep the other one open and then I can switch..." I'm literally falling asleep as I'm driving and fighting to stay awake just going from here to Shea and back.