...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.
Kind of Blue
8 years ago