Friday, 20 March 2015

I Sort Of Have A Normal Schedule

I wasn't entirely sure what to make a post about, and then got a bit of a random idea and decided to see if I could actually turn it in to a post. When people discover that I generally wake up at about 11 in the morning (well, 10 right now thanks to daylight savings) they tend to assume that I'm a pretty lazy person. That's the kind of feeling that being a late riser generates. People perceive  you as being lazy and it can really suck.
Now cats ARE lazy. And cute. 
The thing is I also get to sleep at about 3 in the morning. Well, I go to bed about then and end up falling asleep around maybe 4 or so. The point being that even though I wake up late I also go to bed pretty late. I'm what people would term a "night owl". Someone who doesn't quite sleep through the day, but does still stay up pretty late. There was a time I was completely nocturnal though. I'd go for walks any time between 2 and 5 in the morning too. Good times. Except that one time someone tried to mug me.
It's a lot less fun in games. Though Saints Row IS one of my favourite games. 
The reason I'm up so late is a pretty simple one; I have American friends. To my fellow Brits it's like I'm staying up until 3 in the morning but realistically what's happening is that I'm staying up until 10 in the EST time zone. I actually have a pretty "normal" sleeping pattern of 10-6, which is the sleeping schedule I had when I was a kid. TV used to be so awesome at 6 AM. I just operate on the wrong time zone. I do sometimes wonder if I could go to America and not be displaced by the time zone difference at all seeing how I sort of live on American time already.

What's your sleeping schedule like? 


  1. sometimes I get to bed at 1.30am and wake around 8am, but you might need less sleep as you get older. I used to need 8 hours.

  2. My sleeping schedule is dictated by having to show up for work at 8:30 a.m. But I'm also just a natural morning person (or have become one over time).

  3. Your comments about when you go to bed and when you rise reminds me of a conversation I had with my father-in-law a few years. When I would get up at 8:30 on a Saturday morning, he would kid me about being a layabout.
    Me: "So, when did you get to bed?"
    He: "Eight."
    Me: "And when did you get up?"
    He: "6:30."
    Me: "You know when I went to bed?"
    He: "No."
    Me: "About 1:00. So, how much sleep did I get?"
    He: "Seven and a half hours?"
    Me: "And how much sleep did YOU get?"
    He: "Ten and a half hours."
    Me: "Yeah. What I thought. Slack ass."
    He hasn't engaged me in a similar conversation since.

  4. As long as you are getting the things done you need to get done, sleep schedule has nothing to do with being lazy. If you are not feeling well rested and not going to get anything done because you are too tired, you may have well just stayed in bed... or at least that's the way I feel about it.

  5. I have always needed a lot of sleep, my husband not so much, ok no were near as much as I get older I need more sleep.............which is at times a bloody annoying but it is what it is.


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