I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
How many times have you heard that? I know I've said it a few million times. My alarm goes off at 3 am. and I usually hit snooze then roll out of bed at 4. As I drive from Endicott to Binghamton I might see six cars on the road. Today I saw a State Trooper on 17. Good thing I had slowed down before I got there. Ok, I'm getting off topic here. As I drive in, yawning all the way I think to myself, how many people are still sleeping? You would think to get up that early I would go to be around six at night? You would be wrong. I've always been a night owl. Chris, my wife and I, have TV shows that we watch or we go out for the night. I can't fall asleep earlier regardless of what time I lay down. I usually fall asleep around ten, sometimes eleven. That puts me way under the recommended eight hours of sleep a night. I don't know many people that get eight hours a night. Don't get me wrong, I love to sleep. I would sleep for 12 hours a day if I could. A new survey says there are a lot of sleep-deprived people out there and what things they prioritize more than sleep. PR Newswire had an article claiming people thing spending time with family, our significant others, and watching TV is more important than sleep. They say you can't make up for lost sleep, but I don't believe that either. I would sleep until two in the afternoon on the weekends if no one bothered me. Or, if I didn't have to work.
How about you. How much sleep to you get a night and what keeps you from going to bed earlier?
(via: PR Newswire)