Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer is Sleepytime

This is the point in my year when I realize that I will have to go back to work in less than a month. It's depressing. Just when I get used to not having to be awake at the crack of dawn, I have to get used to being awake at the crack of dawn.

My natural sleep rhythm would have me wake up at around 10am every morning. It has been this way my entire life. My natural bedtime is around 11pm, but I can push it to midnight. Too much later and I'm a mess the next day. But if I operate according to my natural rhythm, I can be productive. Life is good.

Unfortunately, nobody else on the planet seems to be the least bit interested in sleeping past 7am, including my son. So I am screwed.
Another issue for me is nap time. Since I can't sleep until 10am, I need a quick nap right around 1pm. If this country had siestas, it would be perfect. Research after research says that people are more productive after a nap, that we require the proper amount of sleep. But we happen to be a nation of idiots when it comes to sleep cycles, so I have to fight to stay awake. Which sucks.

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