Girls in morning light

I would much prefer to wake up later, especially considering how late I get to bed. I think this same thought pretty much every morning. After that, I think about how I shouldn’t stay up so late, how I should make an effort to get more sleep.

I get into bed most nights around one. Not bad. If I went to sleep when I went to bed, I’d get a reasonable amount of sleep. But I don’t go to sleep. I read, listen to the audiobook I’m in the middle of. I have to see how my blog looks — I post just after midnight. I have to check my email, answer those messages.

By the time I look at the clock, it’s three or four. Where did the time go? What’s wrong with me? Why don’t I go to sleep?

Finally I drift off, but the moment the sun slips in the blinds, I’m awake. As soon as I open my eyes, I Β begin to think and that’s not good. Because when my brains drops into gear, sleep dissipates. I want coffee. It’s too soon, but it’s morning again.

Mr. Coffee brewing

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11 replies

  1. I hear you. No matter what time I go to bed, I’m up at 6:00. Sometimes I try to go to bed, but I mostly end up just laying there, listening to music and the dogs bark. Dogs don’t facilitate sleeping in, either, as I’m sure you know. πŸ˜€


    • Especially not the barking. I wonder, sometimes, why they don’t ever get tired and stop barking … for a little while. Just … a little while. And what are they barking at? There’s nothing there that I can see. Clifford Simak, in “City” explained that dogs can see into other dimensions and that’s what they are barking at when they seem to be barking at nothing. In which case, we have a lot of wormholes in the ether around here!


  2. I so need to get to bed early too. Now that the seasons have changed – I’m up before the sun to head for work.
    In your case – try using the room darkening curtains. They really do work 7 keep the sunlight out if you want to sleep in a bit longer after the sun comes up.
    I got them to keep my room dark on sunny days when I have a migraine & need to hide from the light.
    Hope that helps πŸ™‚


  3. It’s interesting how different people are. I’ve known plenty of late owls in my life, especially my best friend, Warren. His is an extreme case, with an actual sleep disorder. I, on the other hand, am the polar opposite. I rise a 3 a.m. but go to bed when Wheel of Fortune ends at 8:00 p.m.. In retirement it just really doesn’t matter. After moving furniture to my new condo this week I zonked out at 6 p.m. after taking a couple of Aleve. I’ll snooze a lot now as well. My killer recliner, doubling as my computer chair, has been known to knock me out for short naps. It’s all good!


    • I cat nap a lot. Recliners are so inviting πŸ™‚


    • I haven’t slept well since my son was born in 1969. At first, it was because he was so tiny and I had to learn to sleep with ears on alert lest I miss his crying. I never relearned deep sleep. Everything, anything will wake me up and usually bring me to full alertness, even if nothing is happeneing and there’s no reason at all to get up. It’s better than it used to be, and going to bed later works out better than lying in bed NOT sleeping for hours did. Now that I’m not on a work schedule, I have the luxury of not running my life by the clock. It’s better.


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