Circadian Confusion

This is how I feel today...

funny pictures of cats with captions

I am sleeeeeeeeeepy. And the funny thing is, this week is the first week in a long time that I've been keeping regular hours, sleep-wise. On Sunday night, I fell asleep at 11-something (which is early for me!), but woke up at 6 AM feeling like utter merde. Monday night, I only slept 6 hours, and woke up feeling fine, refreshed, even. Last night, I fell asleep at 11-something again, and again I wake up feeling crappy.


Have I so accustomed my body to barely getting any sleep that by the time I am able to clock in some good sleep time, my body rebels? Is my circadian rhythm that messed up?!

And I used to be the girl who would happily sleep 15 hours if you'd let me. In fact, I even slept through the horrible Hurricane Andrew the summer before I began 8th grade, and this was a hurricane that ripped roofs off and had my cousin crying hysterically in a corner.

I'm such a deep sleeper normally that not even my alarm wakes me. True story: my alarm goes off at 5:30 every weekday, wakes up my dad across the hall in his own bedroom, and then he has to come and forcibly shake me awake. Otherwise I don't get up. He asked me the other day what I was going to do when I finally moved out, to which I replied with a sunny smile: "Ricky will wake me up." Thank God Ricky is a light sleeper.

I suspect I could sleep through a bomb.

Well, damnit, I'd better start waking up soon. I have a planning period now, so no students, but there is plenty to grade. Blarg. I need a nap.

3 comment(s):

OrangeOreos said...

Haha! I like the lolzcat. And, I think that today I am the exact opposite of you, Ana! For once, I don't want a nap.

Nancy Face said...

I've been sleepy lately...naps are beautiful. ;)

Hannahkin said...

WOW! i have missed so much in the past 2 weeks! i feel awful for abandoning your blog :( but i am back!

i have mixed feelings about sleep. often i yearn for sleep... sometimes i even fall asleep during school. (oops! my teachers always catch ME though - WHY??!) but when it's actually sleep-time, i feel annoyed that i have to sleep. i'd much rather stay up and do things that i view as more useful and entertaining (heck, if i could be online during all the night hours, i wouldn't have been AWOL for 14 days!!) although, honestly, my dreams CAN be pretty entertaining. about a month ago, i dreamt that [movie] Edward Cullen's brother was 50 Cent, and he took a ring i had on my finger off of my hand and broke it into little pieces. yeah... no lie.