Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Everything Can Stop the Sandman!

Don't read my blog if you sleep.

i've had my fair share of insomnia over the past few years. I've never been very good at falling asleep. But there's a real difference between having trouble falling asleep and insomnia. When you got four or five straight days without closing your eyes for longer than a blink, it's not good times. Drugs don't work either. I've had some high power prescription strength sleeping meds that I've stayed awake right through.

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. That's an extra hour of sleep, kids. For those of us with various sleeping disorders, it's a good thing.

I know that lots of people enjoy that light in the evening. They like the lights on as long as they can get it. But not me. I enjoy it getting dark sooner. I love the nightlife. I got to boogie.

But it's really about the morning with me. I'm not a morning person. I never have been. I've accepted that I never will be. Yeah, I've tried every technique in the book. I've read just about every source and theory possible about sleep. I'm never going to be the guy up at the butt crack of dawn ready to face my day. I would much rather ease myself into the day.

But that light in the morning helps. Even if it isn't light when I'm waking up, I need there to be some light by the time I leave. I still look back on the four years of zero period yearbook with amazement. I don't know how I got out of my car and walked to class while it was still dark outside.

Honestly, I would be much happier if school started and ended five or six hours later. And i know for the other non-morning people, it would work better for them as well. Would it be as convenient? Not always. But kids would have a place to be until their parents got home. I would love to see a school split so that some started early and some started late. For some of these kids, they don't wake up until halfway through the day. It would help them, too.

I have a feeling that my new career as an international jewel thief is going to serve me much better as I don't see the early morning heist as being profitable.

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