Sunday, July 10, 2011

sleep is so nice

Sleep is sooo nice but I don't get enough of it.

One of my friends recently had surgery and is still in a recovery process. She's been getting lots of sleep (like going to sleep earlier plus taking naps) and told me, Sleep is now my friend. It is sad that sometimes it takes you 1/2 of a lifetime to figure it out.

Well it didn't take me 1/2 a lifetime to figure it out but then I guess that makes me all the more stupid because I've known this for how long now and still don't do anything about it. I go to bed too late and wake up too early and then during the day I tend to doze off if I am watching the tube or listening to music. The thing is, as much as I would love to take naps, it tends to make it harder to fall asleep at night which leads me to think why trade one sleep time for another?

A few years ago I had surgery myself and remember what it was like to catch up on my sleep. It was really refreshing! I didn't have to wake up early for work and it made such a difference during the day.

Some folks I know go to sleep pretty early - like 10:00 or even 9:00 (10 may not seem early to you, I realize). I always feel like if I go to sleep that early then I don't have time to do anything. You wake up early for work (and as I drive to work I marvel at being one of the fools on the road at too early of an hour but yet there sure are plenty of us), work, fight the traffic home (when there are even plentier of us) and that leaves a little slice of free time each night. So if I go to bed at an earlier hour, that makes the slice even smaller... diet-sized.

But then I should look at it this way - sleep feels so good. So if it does feel so good, isn't that desirable? Maybe that should be the priority instead of propping open my drooping eyelids to stay awake because I want to take advantage of as much slice as possible. But then I think, what good is sleep if I am not awake to enjoy it?

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