I get into these kicks sometimes where I could stay up half the night. Last night was one of those times. I just wasn’t tired when 10 pm rolled around and Travis was ready to catch some zzz’s. So I stayed up. I wish I could say that I was digging into my spiritual life or being creative or doing something productive, as this blog post points out can happen, but the truth is, I was just sitting at the computer playing a puzzle game that I find highly addictive. If I let myself, I can get absorbed for hours. To that end, I’m not going to post the link because I don’t want to infect anyone else with it.
While I do believe that being a night owl or a morning person is just a matter of personal choices, I also know that when I get my butt into bed and get up in the morning I tend to feel physically better. Ideally, I would love to go to bed at 11 and wake at 8 every day. Yes, I know that’s 9 hours of sleep but truthfully it takes me a while to fall asleep at night no matter what I do, unless I am completely exhausted or sick. So it evens out to closer to 8 hours. But then last night, I was up until 2 am. And the thing is, I don’t feel good when I stay up that late. Most of the time it’s just a matter of being too awake to bother with sleeping but also too tired to accomplish anything worthwhile. Facebook, computer games, television… none of these help me to get sleepy but they pass the time. I could read, but lately I’ve been on a no-reading kick. Weird for me, since I’ve always loved to read, but I’ve found since becoming an adult that I go through these seasons where I just can’t convince myself to pick up a book, even one I’m interested in. Usually the only cure is to go to Borders, but that costs money and after I devour the new book in a few days, I’m back to square one.
I know of at least one friend who reads this blog who is a night owl, too (hint: she commented on yesterday’s post), but are there any others out there? What is your ideal sleep schedule?