Monday, October 05, 2009

Sleep Becomes Him

The past couple of weeks I've had a problem of epic proportions. Each morning I wake up around 5:30 a.m. or so, an entire 30 minutes before my alarm is scheduled to go off. This may not sound like a horrible problem, but I'm not waking up because I'm well rested and ready to attack the day. On the weekends, I'm able to force my way through this period of errant wakefulness, but on weekdays, this stubbornness becomes difficult. K gets up not long after I first wake up and her stirrings make it more difficult for me to get back to sleep. My own alarm is set to go off at 6. When I do get up, even if I felt completely alert the moment before getting out of bed, the instant my body weight reaches the soles of my feet, I feel exhausted and sleepy to the point of dizziness. This would not be a problem if I were actually waking up because I just didn't need the sleep. I'd love to have more time to do things besides sleep, but I don't want the time I do get to sleep each day taken away from me when I actually need it.

My unconscious mind is being a fucking asshole and I'm going to find a way to make it pay.


Julie said...

Welcome to my world.

I have suffered this problem my entire life. Once I wake up after a certain point (usually around 5AM) there's no going back. Even on weekends. To my knowledge, there is no cure. Staying up late doesn't change things, either. Sorry.

courtney said...

Stupid unconscious. That's annoying.

A Free Man said...

I go through phases of that but it usually passes.