Monday, May 5, 2008

Sleep is Over Rated....

...Or, so I used to think. I remember in the not so distant past when I could stay up until 2am and then be up at 6 to catch a flight then function properly throughout my day. Well, those days are long gone. My body is now on a schedule. This schedule allows me to be up somewhere between 5:45am-6:30am every morning, but then makes it extremely hard for me to stay awake past 10:30pm. As hard as I try, my body is constantly on shutdown mode after that time. This is a problem because in order to get done what I need done, I need to stay up a bit later. Here's the deal, it doesn't matter if I am watching TV, reading, working on the computer or just hanging out, it is a chore to stay awake. Forget putting a movie on after 10, I'm lucky if I make it past the previews. I now have a feeling of what narcoleptic individuals feel like. I could probably be in the middle of a conversation and pass out. Why is this happening and why to me? I'm only 28, too young to be so tired. Or am I? I can tell you that I have never had a dependency on something until recently. I do love some coffee now. As Lisa would say, it's my drug of choice. I am however, making a conscious effort to ONLY drink it when I am in NEED of it, and on Sunday mornings. Last week I only had one cup of coffee, again besides Sunday. Remember, in the mornings I can wake up and function, it's the nights that I am a zombie. So all this being said, Do I feel that sleep is over rated? Not anymore!!! Ok, going to bed now, I have to wake up in a few hours and do it all over again! Until then...sweet dreams.

6 comments:

Jen said...

same thing is happening to David and I! 10pm is the max these days! hope I can stay up longer while we are there with you guys!!!

Lisa said...

You crack me up. I am proud of you for not drinking so much coffee anymore. I don't think you are getting old, you just have too much going on. You need a break. Good thing one is coming this weekend Love you!

Alison said...

Some people say "sleep when you die", but I don't think they realize I'm going to if I don't get some sleep!! Maybe I should just give it up and sleep it all away and see what happens!

Jen said...

YOU'VE BEEN BELKNAPED!! Ha, ha. One day it just happens to you. You are too tired to stay up late, and then you are up at the crack of dawn. You can always hang with the Belknaps; we understand your plight!

McKillip Family said...

That's how Ian is now! Poor guy he's up at 5 every morning. The only day off is Sunday. Although I'm not so sure he would be able to stay up much longer than 9:30 even if he didn't work 2 jobs. Me on the other hand, I used to NEED at least 9 hours of sleep and never thought I could live day to day with just 5. Gotta love getting older.

James said...

James,

I have heard it said that caffeine is the drug of choice for American Christians. We all probably need to live life less on the edge.