Is it just me, or…
Lack of sleep really affects me. I know some people who can get by with 4 or 5 hours of sleep a few nights per week, or even every night. I wish I were like that because, like, I’ve got stuff to do, man. Unfortunately I’m one of those dudes who need a solid 8 hours of time-wasting sleep to feel on my game. I like to get up early, so I tend to hit the sack sometime between 8:00 and 9:00 each night.Falling asleep is never a problem, but sometimes I have trouble getting back to sleep if I wake up in the middle of the night. This is especially true if I’m dealing with something stressful in my life. That’s pretty common, I know, but that’s not what I was alluding to when I typed the title of today’s blog.
When my brain stirs me from my peaceful slumber because I need to urinate, I sometimes convince myself that I don’t really need to go all that badly, which is total bullshit. Obviously in the twilight world that exists somewhere between dreaming and lucidity rational thought is fleeting. So what happens is I lie there in this semi-conscious state, trying to fall back asleep while ignoring the fact that I’m about to piss all over myself, my wife and my dog.
If you’re expecting me to go public with an adult bed wetting issue, I’m going to have to disappoint you. I stopped wetting my bed months ago.
What actually happens is my mind keeps reminding me that going back to sleep will not end well, and eventually I’m fully awake. I don’t know how long this process lasts, but I’d say it’s in the neighborhood of 30+ minutes.
Anyway, by the time this whole little charade plays out, I’m wide awake and have trouble falling back to sleep. If I could stumble half-conscious to the bathroom straight away, I would not have this problem. Every night before bed I remind myself of that fact, but it does no good.
It’s sort of funny, but at the same time it’s irritating.
So, is it just me, or… 🙂