Friday, September 18, 2009

Sleep...

I can think of few things I would rather do in life than sleep.

I know. For years I've presumed that I'm just not real creative or that I must be low on hormones or something - but, my choice of recreation at any hour on any day is probably laying down with a good book (or even a mediocre book) and drifting off to dreamland.

I used to consider myself a night owl - I would seldom be in bed before midnight. Often, I would work around the clock for days on end on an important effort before some big deal deadline.

Now, I really believe that any truly civilized culture would insist on a siesta in the flow of every day. And, my requisite waking hour (usually around 5am) would still put me in bed, ideally, before 9 every night.

I just really believe that many of the world's problems and the younger generations behavioral challenges could be explained as symptoms of sleep deprivation. We ought to have a mandatory minimum daily sleep quota. Tack it on to the Health Care Reform bill. Heck, toss the bill and just pass the Sleep rule...

Yet, when I'm living as a bachelor for a few days, I can't seem to drag myself to bed. I can't catch up on sleep and I can't make myself complete a day or go to bed either.

Sure, I've got some things to worry about - a sponsee that's drinking, relationship strife, impending financial ruination, family in turmoil, projects that are months behind schedule, friends in pain - but, what's so important to interrupt sleep over?

Nothing, I guess...

6 comments:

Anaya said...

It seems I can't drag myself to bed either. There is always something to do, think or worrying about. Sleep deprivation - at least I know now where my problems come form - lol.
Have a nice day Ed.

Pam said...

I love my sleep....when I get it.
THere is so much stimuli keeping the young people up that I know they suffer from sleep deprivation. The TV should stop broadcasting at 10:00 - that might help ;)

Syd said...

I also love sleep. I need it but don't get enough of it. I try to catch up on the weekends. I'm with you brother on this.

Madison said...

Yes, nature sleep though. Not Michael Jackson knocked to heaven sleep.

Mary Christine said...

I love to go to bed before 9 p.m., that is my idea of a great life. Unfortunately, today I have been awake since 2 a.m., and that is not my idea of a great time to get up.

Steve E. said...

That guy asleep at the computer is ME at 2 AM (every night!)...except I have a few more hairs