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Saturday December 27, 2003

Sleepless in Cleveland

This is going to get me in trouble. I know it is --it always does. Every year, whether it be during the short spring break or the long summer months, I find my circadian rhythms being severely disrupted. With no early morning deadlines and no commitments before noon, I start going to bed later and waking up later. I've been on break for a week and a half now, and my biological clock is getting ridiculous. It's after 4 in the morning, and I'm not sleepy at all. But I will be come noon tomorrow... er, I mean today.

A couple days ago I started setting my alarm clock for 8 am in an attempt to curb my rhythm shift. The problem is that I don't feel the need to actually get my rear end out of bed unless I have to, and all of the work I'm now doing doesn't require me to be conscious in the morning. I can read articles, shop for grad schools, and make web sites any time of the day. Problem is, I know when my vacation is up that I'll be screwed. I'll wake up so tired on my first day of work that only God could keep me from rear-ending somebody during the 35 minute drive.

Don't get me wrong, I love vacations. But it's my job that keeps me on the path of regular sleep. Without it... I'm up writing on this darn website at 4 in the morning. Make that 4:20. Good grief.


Try working third shift. Talk about messed up sleep, been doing it for eight years and still not used to it. but like third better than first though.

Lori on December 28, 2003 02:27 AM

Good grief indeed miss Drina. I know I'll be shattered come the 5th of January... Thanks holidays :)

dave on December 28, 2003 04:38 AM

You guys have really got me looking forward to going back to work on January 2.....not!!From getting up at about 8.0 in the morning I suddenly have to revert to getting up at about 6.0a,m.

It's not fair, especially when it's cold!


John H

John Hutchinson on December 28, 2003 01:04 PM