Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sleepy me

I'm one of those who needs a lot of sleep. To function properly I should get at least 7-8 hours. During the work week, I go to bed at around 22/10pm and get up at 6am. On weekends I often sleep in 'til 9 or 9.30 even if I go to bed before midnight... If I get less than 6 hours of good sleep two nights in a row I become a wreck; I get physically sick.

(Me needing all that sleep is one (of many) reasons to why I'm not interested in having kids of my own...)

I've never been a true evening or night person, but when I was a teenager I could spend hours reading in bed. And when I was in Canada as an exchange student I stayed up longer as well. I had classes later than I had back home in Sweden, and I also had room mates who were more evening/night people than I was.

Not being an evening or night person doesn't automatically make me a morning person though. I get up when I have to and I don't have terrible manners before 7am, but if I have a choice; I stay in bed.

My boyfriend has been a bad influence on me in the mornings as he's a snoozer. I never owned an alarm with a snooze button on it before meeting him, and therefor I hadn't learnt how to snooze. I'd just get up when the alarm went off. Or I'd set the alarm half an hour earlier than I'd actually have to get up and when it went off, I'd reset it for 30 minutes at once.

Now, I often get tempted to stay in bed for another 10 minutes. And maybe another 10. On a rare occasion, I'll stay for three snoozes. And when I do, I get angry with myself as I don't seem to ever wake up those days.

The other day was one of those days. And to prove my point I can tell you that I, in the park on my way home from work, mistook a bench for a cow...


essjay said...

I'm a snoozer...I can go 1 snooze up to 4 snoozes. I've found those 4 snooze days a bit rough but I need at least 1 to let myself snuggle back under the warm covers and wake up a bit. I used to stay up a lot later than I do now but I think needing to be out of bed by 5:45AM during the week has done that to me.

Geek Knitter said...

A bench for a cow?!? :funny:

Our alarm clock is clear on the other side of the room from us. I have to actually get out of bed to make the awful thing shut up.