"I never sleep, Cuz sleep is the cousin of death." - Nas - N.Y. State of Mind.
I'm a self admitted night owl. I don't know why but I just tend to be up late at night and sometimes for no reason at all. I think I get it honest from my Grandmother. I remember as a kid she would just be up late for no reason doing all different kinds of stuff. Including watching Church all day and night until there was no more church and the infomercials came on. Now you know it was late if they stopped showing church.
Side note: Speaking of infomercials has anyone been up late enough to see this infomercial for the Snuggie? WTF? When I saw this I had to LMAO. Then I had to SMH. Why would someone wear something that looked this ridiculous? I could see if you are singing in the church choir, but other than that who would wear this in their home let alone out in public? And are we really this lazy where we can't take a second to simply remove our arm from under the blanket in order to reach and grab something? I mean come on! I had to say something about this, but I didn't feel it warranted a whole blog by itself. If you haven't had the please to see this for yourself the commercial is below.
Okay where was I? That's right not sleeping... Well I would say on average my bedtime is 1:30am-3am. I get up for work at 7:15am so that gives me about 4-6 hours of sleep nightly. Unless I'm just dead tired I can't fall asleep earlier than that. Part of the problem is that if I try to force myself to go to sleep early I usually just lay there and toss and turn all night until I fall asleep. Therefore, I figure why not stay up until I'm good and tired that way I can go right to sleep. Also, I noticed that whether I get 4 hours of sleep or 8 hours I still wake up tired. Now it could be because of all the years of little to no sleep. I would probably need to hibernate like a bear does in order to catch up to where sleep makes me feel nice and refreshed. LoL.
Although I can completely function on little to no sleep and make it through the entire work day, there are times I do struggle. I'll be at work and usually after lunch time I'll find my eyes closing on me. That damn Itis. LoL. I'm normally not a coffee drinker but on days like that I will grab me a cup to help wake me up. In fact, I hate to even admit this but there was this one time I actually fell asleep at work. I don't mean nodding off and catching myself I mean straight up sleep. LoL.
So there was a day like the one just described above. I can't recall why I was so tired but I'm sure I had been up all night the night before, and was probably functioning on 2 hours of sleep. Maybe I was in the studio or up to some other mischief. LoL. Regardless of why I just remember being tired as hell at work. I mean I came in drinking coffee to try to stay awake. I somehow made it through most of the day. But close to 4pm I just found myself falling asleep at my desk. I kept catching myself. Unfortunately, my cubicle is right next to the door of the office. So, I didn't want to get caught nodding off. So, I devised a master plan to go into the bathroom and catch a few winks. Yes this is very sad I know. Don't judge me! LoL.
Now we have a back office that at that time was unoccupied which did have a big bathroom. So I go back there and have a seat in the corner (Furthest away from the toilet of course. lol). I put my head on my knees and covered my head [see image to left] and dozed off. Now keep in mind I get off at 5pm. I originally had decided to take this cat nap at about 4pm. My plan was to take a 5 minute nap and wake up with enough energy to get through the last hour of my day. I didn't even mind being in the bathroom that long and having someone think I was stinking up the joint. LoL. Well next thing I know, I woke up in a daze almost not knowing where I was at. When I became coherent I realized I was still sleep in the damn bathroom! I looked at the time it was 4:50pm. I had been back there sleep almost an hour and almost slept past quitting time.
I quickly got up and threw some water on my face to get rid of the just woke the hell up look it was displaying. I walked back to my office and one of my co-workers immediately asked "where have you been we were paging you?" I pretended not to hear them and quickly got on the phone and made some calls. That lasted for about 10 minutes because soon after that I was shutting down my computer and getting ready to leave for the day. As I walked out of work I had to laugh at myself. Then I thought about how lucky I was that my manager wasn't looking for me or anything. Also, I was lucky that I am usually quiet when at my desk anyway so being gone for an hour no one really missed me. LoL.
Am I seriously the only one that has ever fallen asleep at work? Fess up people. LoL.
So after that you would think that I learned my lesson and now make sure I got plenty of rest every night right? HA!! Yeah right!! I was probably up late that very same night on the same script as the one prior. In fact, I'm at work tired today because I was up late last night til about 3am for no reason. I figure I'll sleep when I'm old or when I'm dead, which ever comes first. LoL. So, if any of you bloggers see that I left a comment on any of your blogs and it says it was at 3am don't think I'm crazy or stalking you or anything. Just say that's just C-Recks' night owl ass passing through. LoL.