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Is it just me, or…

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by  
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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.

I don't really sleep with a stuffed bear. Well, not too often, anyway.

I don’t really sleep with a stuffed bear. Well, not too often, anyway.

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… 🙂

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7 Responses to “Is it just me, or…”
  1. I’m pretty good at waking, going, and climbing back into bed and off to sleep. However, I usually stub a toe on a baby seat or laundry basket that litter my floors on a perpetual basis. That will keep me up.

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      • You totally just jogged a memory. I remember in my house growing up we always got like these ‘real’ bones for our dog Sarge. These friggin things were like a foot long and must have weighed 10 pounds (or so it seemed). Sarge like to leave this mini clubs strategically placed outside closed bedroom doors so that when one would open their door and attempt to exit, their little toe (always the little toe!) would be promtly greeted by the immovable object. And of course these lasted for like a year by the time the were small and light enough to longer hurt, which of course was a sign it was time for a new one.

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  2. I do okay on 4 hours of sleep, but probably optimal on 5-6. Anything more than 6 is counterproductive. I wake up and go to the bathroom at least once every night sometimes twice if it is one of those long 6 hour nights.

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  3. My version of this is falling asleep on the couch watching TV and waking up at 2:00 am. Do I walk into my bedroom, get undressed, and go to bed, where I’d be infinitely more comfortable? No, I avoid all that aggravation by staying right where I am, sweatily tossing and turning for 4 hours.

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