Is there any way to make yourself feel less tired without having to take time out to sleep? It wastes so much time… I wouldn’t say it’s the bane of my life – more like a persistent thorn in the side, but every night it reaches bedtime too quickly and every morning I’m rudely awoken by my damned alarm.
Last week the batteries ran out in my clock and I slept through ’til 9.30 (supposed to be at work at 9). My reasoning/excuse was that I must have needed it if I was capable of doing that, because usually I wake up anyway.
It seems like it takes me a ridiculously long time to recover sleep lost, especially on the weekend. I think recently it’s been a case of chipping away at the reserves rather than pulling an all-nighter though. So why doesn’t it work in reverse? My one theory is that alcoholism reduces the efficiency of sleep by around 50%, meaning that you have to sleep twice as long to recover as much as you would normally. Perhaps this week the problem has arisen from the guys trying to poison me with a nasty assortment of shorts (one after the other) on the weekend, meaning it’s taking longer than usual for my body to clear out the toxins, so I have fewer…spare cycles? to recharge the batteries.
The other is that I’m trying to fight off a cold, hence similar reasoning to the above as to why I’m still feeling exhausted. I’m aware that I’ve only been ill once in the past 6 months (I think), and it would be the law of the sod that I come down with something now just before going away boarding again :s gah.
Perhaps a shakeup of the routine would work. Or perhaps I just need to go to bed earlier :) Certainly doesn’t help that on Saturdays I wake up after 7 hours whereas in the week I’m certain I could sleep for 10 every night. Now that’s just damn irritating. Surely though, that must relate to psychology…