Sleep Deprived

I’m the type of person that needs at least 7.5-8 hours of sleep a night. Actually, if I didn’t set an alarm I could sleep for 12 hours straight. Yes, I love sleeping. Ideally, I would be able to sleep 9 hours a night, but in graduate school that just isn’t possible. So I usually settle for 8. Not bad.

What is bad is the fact that I haven’t slept for more than 6.5-7 hours per night for the past week.
I’m tired.

I know I’m tired because I had my usual two cups of coffee this morning as I was getting ready and I still don’t feel awake. I’m about to go to the break room and pour myself another cup.

I know I’m tired because my roommate asked me this morning if I heard what happened last night. I didn’t. Apparently she got home at 11:30 (I was already in bed. I heard her come in, but must have fallen asleep soon after). She said she was awake until 3am because our neighbors wouldn’t stop screaming at each other. She said it sounded like they were throwing televisions at the wall. She said they were playing their music so loudly our walls were shaking. She said they went outside and continued screaming at each other. Finally, she got fed up and called the cops. She said the cops showed up and resolved whatever was happening so that she was finally able to go to bed. I didn’t hear any of this because I slept through the entire ordeal. I must have been tired.

I can’t wait to go home after work tonight, put on my pajamas, and crawl onto the couch to watch some mindless reality TV. I might also have to include some wine and cheese… and maybe some chocolate too. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?

And yes, I realize I just wrote an entire post about sleeping and being tired, but I don’t care. I’m too tired to think about anything else.

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56 responses to “Sleep Deprived

  1. i’m with you! i need at least 8 hours and haven’t been getting it lately so my mornings are hell. even caffeine doesn’t help. i just need my rest!

  2. i’m with you! i need at least 8 hours and haven’t been getting it lately so my mornings are hell. even caffeine doesn’t help. i just need my rest!

  3. I don’t know how but an entire post about sleep…made me want wine and cheese 🙂

  4. I absolutely love to sleep. I look forward to it, and the later I go to sleep, the harder I sleep. Nothing wakes me up. I try to get at least eight hours a night, but that hasn’t happened lately.

  5. I don’t know how but an entire post about sleep…made me want wine and cheese 🙂

  6. I absolutely love to sleep. I look forward to it, and the later I go to sleep, the harder I sleep. Nothing wakes me up. I try to get at least eight hours a night, but that hasn’t happened lately.

  7. wine and cheese do sound great!

  8. wine and cheese do sound great!

  9. Jen - The Secret Keeper

    I feel your pain! My dog’s been poorly this week and so has taken to sleeping on the bed (I feel too sorry for him to move him) but I have never had such bad sleep ever!!

    I too will be getting my pjs on when I get home with dinner, my laptop and a glass of wine! x

  10. You don’t sleep too much? More than 8 not good.

  11. Jen - The Secret Keeper

    I feel your pain! My dog’s been poorly this week and so has taken to sleeping on the bed (I feel too sorry for him to move him) but I have never had such bad sleep ever!!

    I too will be getting my pjs on when I get home with dinner, my laptop and a glass of wine! x

  12. You don’t sleep too much? More than 8 not good.

  13. Why can’t sleeping be a hobby? It’s one of my favorite things to do 🙂

    I think your evening plans sound fabulous!

  14. Why can’t sleeping be a hobby? It’s one of my favorite things to do 🙂

    I think your evening plans sound fabulous!

  15. hope you get some much needed sleep girlie!

  16. hope you get some much needed sleep girlie!

  17. agreed! sleep schedules in college are never easy! i always made it on maybe 6 hours of sleep in college. now? heck no! I’m with ya on the 9 hours.

  18. agreed! sleep schedules in college are never easy! i always made it on maybe 6 hours of sleep in college. now? heck no! I’m with ya on the 9 hours.

  19. Gwen B. (aka skinny bitch)

    I’m a sleep lover too! I could sleep the day away. What you need is one full day of rest. I mean like a sick day! Take the weekend off. I mean you just finished that paper and all so relax for a day to catch up on your sleep. your body will thank you!

  20. insomniaclolita

    I’m with you on being so tired. Take a little time to chill and relax everyday, i hope it helps. Chocolate sounds good.

  21. Gwen B. (aka skinny bitch)

    I’m a sleep lover too! I could sleep the day away. What you need is one full day of rest. I mean like a sick day! Take the weekend off. I mean you just finished that paper and all so relax for a day to catch up on your sleep. your body will thank you!

  22. insomniaclolita

    I’m with you on being so tired. Take a little time to chill and relax everyday, i hope it helps. Chocolate sounds good.

  23. mmmm, wine, cheese and chocolates. sounds like a perfect evening.

  24. mmmm, wine, cheese and chocolates. sounds like a perfect evening.

  25. I pretend I don’t need sleep, going to bed late and waking up early – but today I must have slept for 10 hours…. and I loved it!
    http://fab.typepad.com

  26. I pretend I don’t need sleep, going to bed late and waking up early – but today I must have slept for 10 hours…. and I loved it!
    http://fab.typepad.com

  27. wow! your a deep sleeper I wish I was more like you! .. no matter how deep of a sleep im in if someone even walked in my room or rang the doorbell I would wake up.. =(

  28. wow! your a deep sleeper I wish I was more like you! .. no matter how deep of a sleep im in if someone even walked in my room or rang the doorbell I would wake up.. =(

  29. Wearing Mascara

    I hear ya dude! Grad school is killing me and I’m exhausted. In fact this post inspired me to take an hour nap so I’m gonna go do that. Not to say that your blog puts me to sleep – it doesn’t. You know what I mean.

    Get some sleep yourself!

    Oh and I have a theory that fresh orange helps people to stay awake… or anything citrus. Maybe that will help. 🙂

  30. Wearing Mascara

    I hear ya dude! Grad school is killing me and I’m exhausted. In fact this post inspired me to take an hour nap so I’m gonna go do that. Not to say that your blog puts me to sleep – it doesn’t. You know what I mean.

    Get some sleep yourself!

    Oh and I have a theory that fresh orange helps people to stay awake… or anything citrus. Maybe that will help. 🙂

  31. I require a crazy amount of sleep every night too. I am the exact same way.

  32. I require a crazy amount of sleep every night too. I am the exact same way.

  33. I understand the sleep deprivation. But mine, supposedly, has to do with some thyroid issues or neurological issues. Boo. More pills.

    I’m glad you got enough sleep!!

  34. I understand the sleep deprivation. But mine, supposedly, has to do with some thyroid issues or neurological issues. Boo. More pills.

    I’m glad you got enough sleep!!

  35. I can function on very little sleep but I do love to sleep. I love the weekends for the very reason of sleeping in. Sounds like you have some interesting neighbors. I’m glad that you slept through the ordeal.

  36. I can function on very little sleep but I do love to sleep. I love the weekends for the very reason of sleeping in. Sounds like you have some interesting neighbors. I’m glad that you slept through the ordeal.

  37. oh man i am right there with you, i have been exhausted lately, it’s insane.

  38. oh man i am right there with you, i have been exhausted lately, it’s insane.

  39. I seriously could not function the last few days because of lack of sleep. I need about 7-8 hours too although I can’t sleep in like I used to. I do miss it.

  40. I seriously could not function the last few days because of lack of sleep. I need about 7-8 hours too although I can’t sleep in like I used to. I do miss it.

  41. why is it that once we leave college we actually need way more sleep?! i used to get by on an average of 5 hours – and was perfectly fine. now…if i don’t get at least 8 i’m dragging.

    and i’m giving you an award – stop by wednesday and check it out! 🙂

  42. why is it that once we leave college we actually need way more sleep?! i used to get by on an average of 5 hours – and was perfectly fine. now…if i don’t get at least 8 i’m dragging.

    and i’m giving you an award – stop by wednesday and check it out! 🙂

  43. I am so right there with you.

  44. I am so right there with you.

  45. La vie est belle!

    Oh, I can feel your pain. I miss sleep! I just stumbled on your blog. Love your background, so pretty!

  46. La vie est belle!

    Oh, I can feel your pain. I miss sleep! I just stumbled on your blog. Love your background, so pretty!

  47. ughh, honey. i know exactly how you feel. but that wine, cheese and chocolate does sound like the perfect remedy.

  48. ughh, honey. i know exactly how you feel. but that wine, cheese and chocolate does sound like the perfect remedy.

  49. Oh I am EXACTLY the same way. I need a solid 8, maybe even 9 hours or I’m so sluggish and grouchy!

  50. Oh I am EXACTLY the same way. I need a solid 8, maybe even 9 hours or I’m so sluggish and grouchy!

  51. I am completely with you. Sleep is my friend. It truly is a priority in my life and my boyfriend thinks that is crazy. I can’t help it. It makes me FEEL good!

    And boy, I didn’t realize how heavy my eyes were until I read this post…uh oh.

  52. I am completely with you. Sleep is my friend. It truly is a priority in my life and my boyfriend thinks that is crazy. I can’t help it. It makes me FEEL good!

    And boy, I didn’t realize how heavy my eyes were until I read this post…uh oh.

  53. I wrote in a blog post once that I felt like the only grad student in America who consistently needs (and gets) 8 hours of sleep a night, and several others told me they were the same way. I’ve been getting 5-6 hours some nights, and I just can’t do it.

  54. I wrote in a blog post once that I felt like the only grad student in America who consistently needs (and gets) 8 hours of sleep a night, and several others told me they were the same way. I’ve been getting 5-6 hours some nights, and I just can’t do it.

  55. I am on a quest to help people get some sleep. I am not sure if you know this, but not being able to sleep is the first sign of chronic stress. According to the American Medical Association 80% of all illnesses are due to stress. You need to help your body reduce the stress it is feeling. Here is a little unknown secret: Adaptogens. Adaptogens are not new, they have just been pushed under the rug for a long time and I am trying to help as many people as I can stop the cycle of stress. Get the advantage over others and spray your way to sleep with PM adaptogen spray. Listen I am not trying to push anything, I just don’t want any more families go through the pain I have over what stress can do to a person. See you at http://www.everydayadaptogens.com

  56. I am on a quest to help people get some sleep. I am not sure if you know this, but not being able to sleep is the first sign of chronic stress. According to the American Medical Association 80% of all illnesses are due to stress. You need to help your body reduce the stress it is feeling. Here is a little unknown secret: Adaptogens. Adaptogens are not new, they have just been pushed under the rug for a long time and I am trying to help as many people as I can stop the cycle of stress. Get the advantage over others and spray your way to sleep with PM adaptogen spray. Listen I am not trying to push anything, I just don’t want any more families go through the pain I have over what stress can do to a person. See you at http://www.everydayadaptogens.com

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