Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Who needs sleep?

Ok, I've already talked about this once before, but seriously, what is my problem? I haven't been to bed before 1 a.m. in the last three weeks. I'm still blaming it on daylight savings, but really, I should have adjusted by now, right?

I don't know what it is. A couple weeks ago, I went on a business trip. We drove to Durango, Colorado. (That's right, DROVE.) The whole drive, I slept. One of the coworkers I went with even said I have vehicular narcolepsy. But the point is, I slept a whole bunch that weekend, which is usually all I need to catch up and I'm good. It doesn't help to go to bed at 3 a.m. the next three days, I guess.

So does anyone have any advice? What can I do to get to bed on time??


Cougarg said...

I don't have the answer, I'm in the same boat. But then again, I don't have an official purpose to be up for in the morning either. I do want to see what advice you get though.

em said...

Get married! Have kids! Then you'll have to go to bed early out of shear exhaustion! Seriously, though its all about routine. Set up your own bed time routine, your body will know its time to go to sleep. Like your really going to try to go to sleep earlier anyway :)

Jentry said...

This is a great article on sleep:

Katey said...

Dearest Garrett friend of mine,

I can offer you no help on the matter at hand. I too suffer for such a problem and like you, need advice. What the heck happens that makes us stay up so late? The internet is my number one killer but there are plenty of nights I stay up late and that is not the probelm. What is it that I'm doing that keeps me from the sleep that I so desperatly need? Nothing of remote importance. I've turned into a complete mess with it. I've tried to be better but I just can't seem to get to bed. I feel for you.

I think setting boundries with the things that we are doing when we stay up can always help but its hard with no one there to enforce the boundries.

I hope some others will have some advice that will help me. I'll have to check out the article that Jentry suggested. Good luck dude...let me know if you get any brilliant ideas!! :)

caron said...

I usually have the same problem. Mine is more centered on that it's my only me time most of the time, so I read or watch a movie and stuff. Lately out of shear exhaustion I've been better at actually going to bed at bed time. But once all my stress passes I can totally see me going back to my old habits.
Maybe try to set an alarm to go to bed? And then excercise the self discipline to follow through and drop whatever you are doing and go to bed. Or maybe your mom can move into your apartment and she can be the enforcer. That would be fun for your roommates. (I don't know your mom, by the way, promise. But she did call... just kidding!)

Jared Sorensen said...

have a baby and then you have a reason to be up during the night.

Tiffany Turley said...

So I was checking out the comments on this blog entry of yours to see if people gave you any advice (since I ALSO suffer from the same thing! ha ha)... Anyways, I thought it was pretty funny that people's advice was to have kids. Wish it was that easy! ;)