Stupid Sleep Cycles

Sometimes my sleep cycles are great.

I get up at about 7.30am every morning to get the kids ready for school, get through the day, and go to bed around 10pm.

However holidays tend to make me a little more relaxed. The kids will happily snuggle in my bed with me, watching their cartoons, so I get to have a little more sleep, sometimes up to about 10am! It’s blissful!

It does make it harder to go to bed at the usual time though, as I’m not tired.

I eventually fall asleep around midnight, 1am, and then of course I can barely drag myself out of bed in the mornings.

It doesn’t help that it’s so damn dark in the mornings now, and will continue to be like this for the next, oh… four months or so?

Which means getting out of bed in the morning is NOT going to be easy.

Even with two kidlets prodding me and climbing on me…

I think in another life I would like to be a bear. That way I can just hibernate and ignore all the worst weather and dark days that come with winter.

I’m sure I should have been born somewhere closer to the equator… with longer days, more light, and warmer weather. I just don’t like the bitter cold.

Really, I think all I need to do is win the lottery and have a winter home somewhere warmer…

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11 Comments

  1. October 29, 2010 / 5:10 am

    Yes, me too. Although hibernation sounds good too.

  2. October 29, 2010 / 9:25 am

    If only eh? I think I may need to invest in a SAD light to be honest… but they’re so damn expensive! Wonder if anyone would let me review one… *ponders*

  3. October 29, 2010 / 1:20 pm

    firslty whats a SAD light? lol and your sleep pattern reminds me of when i used to work security because it was 12 hour shifts and it used to mess me up something rotten as the shift would be 7-7 in the day so i would have to be up at 6ish then when i get home i would want to use as much of the evening as possible as it was the only free time i got (if that makes any sense lol)

  4. October 29, 2010 / 2:13 pm

    I’m a big fan of hibernation too! Wish the kids would be as keen on it tho. XXX

  5. October 30, 2010 / 1:52 pm

    it’s a light for seasonal affective disorder (basically where the lack of light can make your serotonin (happiness) and melatonin (sleepiness) hormones go a bit doo-lally. The idea is that if you sit in a bright light source when you first get up in the morning it regulates your sleep cycles a bit better so you don’t get the same sort of “ugh, I can’t be bothered” type feeling.
    My sleep cycles are always all over the place over the winter, which causes a general depressive feeling over those months. Fun times! LOL

  6. October 30, 2010 / 1:52 pm

    Ahhh if only eh? hehe 🙂

  7. October 30, 2010 / 3:36 pm

    You could be talking about me. Worse, my husband has the week off work this week and I don’t even have to ignore the children prodding me as he is getting up with them. Spoiled, I know, but it will be a killer when school is back on Monday! Jen

  8. October 30, 2010 / 3:47 pm

    Ahhh nice one! It’s a bugger trying to get back to ‘normal’ after a holiday though… >_<

  9. October 30, 2010 / 4:29 pm

    aaaaaaaah i see i think i might have one of those! lol we got it from the MADS this year (i think it was a quiz prize) i haven’t used it yet but if it makes me happier when i wake up on these horrible winter mornings it may be worth a shot! 😀

  10. October 30, 2010 / 5:06 pm

    *contains jealousy*…

    Give it a shot! And, you know… if it doesn’t work for you… feel free to send it up here! 😉

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