Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday 5 - Sleep

Behold the Library Hamster's newest incarnation.  Joining him, please welcome the Aflac Duck.

As most of us would at least claim to be sleep deprived, I thought today's Friday 5 was a perfect end of the week exercise.   Friday 5 is fun and cool and allows you to post something with miraculous ease, so you should totally do it.  Or comment on it.  It's cool, I tells ya!  Cool!

1.How many hours’ sleep do you need in order to be at your best, and what’s the minimum you can get on a regular basis and still be functional?  I'd say that ideally I'd be getting a good seven hours of sleep each and every night.  Maybe even eight, but lets not get crazy.  I regularly get more like five or six and it is fine for a while.  Then I usually have that day where I am noticeably dazed and I pass out by 9 or 10 pm without being able to do a thing about it. 

2.What’s your favorite sleeping position?  I like to lay on my right side and spoooooon. 

3.What was the cause of your most recent difficulty sleeping? I so rarely have difficulty sleeping.  I did wake up extra early this past Monday and couldn't get back to sleep.  I think I'd just had a very vivid dream or something.  But usually even when I'm upset I can put myself to sleep.

4.When you can’t seem to drift off to sleep right away, what are some things you do to bring about sleep?  If I don't feel sleepy enough, I usually just read until I do.  Sometimes, doing something to um, physically relax myself, lets say, can help.  It is strictly theraputic.

5.When did you last doze off at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate place?  I honestly can't think of a time I've dozed off in public or anything like that.   I often doze off on the couch when DR is over having one of his all night tv watching sessions, but I think that is appropriate!  Who can stay up past 1 or 2 am watching tv?  Not me apparently.

Thanks for participating, and have a restful weekend!


Churlita said...

I wish I didn't have a hard time sleeping. I'm so jealous of you. I love sleep, it just doesn't love me back. sigh.

secret agent woman said...

I'm definitely in the sleep deprived category, so I' believe I'll take this one on tomorrow.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

I rarely get hours of sleep and sometimes I pass out on the sofa to get woken up to go to bed.. Or I will go to bed by 9 pm and still be up at 6-6:30 am.

I lay on my side.. start off with the left side then switch throughout the night.. supposedly..

I had a rash recently (allergic reaction) and it woke me most nights leaving me exhausted..

If I can't get to sleep it's usually because of stress.. I will try for awhile to think of nice things to help me drift off.. But I also have gotten back up for about an hour..

I haven't done that in a long time..but I wouldn't be surprised if I did..

Tara said...

I have been surprised in the past on how I can function on only a few hours. It's like my mind is on autopilot. But usually I get about 6 hours of sleep and crave more sleep time.

secret agent woman said...

I decided to pick up on this meme and just posted it.

crazy4coens said...

I just went to a seminar and the speaker said EVERYONE needs 9-10 hours of sleep. I get 7-8 usually. I count backward from 100 and usually I am asleep before I have to go back up again.

Pamela said...

And what has the hamster discovered/solved?
8 is great.

laura b. said...

Churlita: Having dealt with insomniacs in my life, I definitely appreciate the knack for sleep!

Secret: I will have to come around and see. I feel so lost when I take a weekend off :-)

Mrs: I remember the exhaustion of having a little one...sleep can just spring on you anytime, anyplace. If it is the couch, all well and good.
I hope you aren't feeling any stress that will keep you from sleeping.

Tara: I think I do that too...go for awhile okay, but eventually the lights are on and nobody's home.
We need to make a 'more sleep' pact!

Crazy4Coens: 9-10 hours? Hard to imagine, but I'm sure it would feel great.
And apparently you are a fellow good sleeper :-)

NoRegrets: He has discovered that occasionally, the librarians have time to kill :-)
Do you get 8? It sure sounds great....

Sebastien Millon said...

Aflac duck is looking very frightening. I also have traumatic memories from that movie Howard the duck, saw it when I was little, the duck in that movie really freaked me out. I had nightmares.

laura b. said...

Sebastien: Seems I don't have to warn you... never underestimate a duck. Vicious, vicious creatures.