Tard, tard, tard
Saturday, March 20, 2010
This isn't about something that bugs me - well, it is but there's nothing anyone but the Lord can do about it so, why get all upset?
Had to take my brother to the airport in Las Vegas today so he could fly home to North Carolina to attend the funeral of a friend.
That's not what made me tard. Well, actually it had a huge contribution.
His flight was at 8:30 and he needed to be there by 7:30, you know the drill. From where we are staying, it's an hour and a half drive to the airport, so that meant we had to leave by six.
If I am awakened by an alarm, I get up and stagger around like a drunk until I can get something hot to drink - then I just bounce off the walls until I get something to eat and my Blood Sugar comes up. Then I'm on line.
My alarm went off this AM at 5:00.
What the problem is is that I have Chronic and Severe Sleep Apnea which makes it difficult for me to get any REM sleep until the last three hours of sleep.
I got to bed last night at 10, so I had about seven hours of sleep. Unfortunately, I'm one of those on the far end of the curve that needs 9 hours of sleep.
After getting back to the house, I even went for a walk. Great! Invigorating.
When I finished my walk I came back inside to get some water, sat down at the kitchen table and I felt my energy being sucked into the tile.
It's now a touch past 1 PM, so I'll have something to eat, something that has additional tryptophan, and then I'm going to take a nap.
What happens if I sleep too long? Nothing. I'll get up, have something for dinner and I'll go to bed at my regular time. I learned in the Army there are two things you can do to help you always stay ahead of the curve sleep any where or time that you can - you never know when you will be called upon to stay awake and alert for 24+ hours. The second thing very important thing the Army taught you is to eat when you feel like it - if you don't there will inevitably be something that comes along to keep you from having any sustenance for 6-8 hours more.
So, I'm off to lunch, and THEN, a nap.