Thursday, February 16, 2006
How To Get Eight(ish) Hours Of Sleep
So, for better or worse, I have derived ways of getting eight hours of sleep per day. Here is the evolution of my sleeping patterns over the past three months since Brian and I have been engaged.
4 The first thing I tried was to stay up until he called, and after a week or two I would get a little sickish and call off of work for a day and do nothing but sleep. Then I would feel better and do it all over again.
4 That only worked until I started burning pretty fast through my sick time. So, I was determined to find a different way. So, I started to only talk to him for 30ish minutes, instead of three hours.
4 That last for about a week and a half. Believe it or not 30 minutes a day isn't long enough to maintain a relationship. Our weekends started to become confusing and hectic because we hadn't talked about what we wanted to do, so I realized that I would have to go back to the two hour approach, but how?? One night, I was so tired I fell asleep watching TV, and being somewhat uncomfortable-ish with a dog laying across my legs (not to mention hogging the blanket), I got up and went to bed (even though it was only 8:00). That was the beginning of a new pattern of going to bed super early and just letting Brian wake me up when he calls.
So, now I've been getting 8 or so hours of sleep a night, but if you call at 8:00 and I sound a little groggy, don't be surprised or feel guilty. Yes, I was probably asleep, but no biggie, I can deal. You might actually find me to be an easier more relaxed person to talk to.
MORAL: The "ish" will kill ya every time.