Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Doggone tired

I am perpetually tired. During the winter, when it was cold and dark in the mornings, I had such a hard time waking up and getting out of bed. I presumed that once the summer rolled around, when it is light out at 4:30am and warm, sunny, weather, it would be so much easier for me to get up.

Not so.

Every morning, I HAVE to press snooze button at least 3 times for 30 minutes (and Geoff hates this). Never am I able to just get up at the sound of the first alarm ring. I feel like I really need those extra 9-10 min sleep intervals to prepare myself for dragging myself out of bed. Yes, I do realize that if I just set my alarm to go off 30 mins later than normal and just got my @$$ right up at that time, I would have a lot more uninterrupted sleep. But most of the time when the alarm goes off for the first time in the a.m., I am only half conscious and so confused that it doesn't even register to me what the noise is. Sometimes the alarm noise becomes part of my dream!

It is rare that I wake up feeling rested, refreshed and ready to jump out of bed to tackle the day. Instead, each morning I awaken feeling like I have been hit by a truck [unless it is the weekend and I don't have to set an alarm and get to sleep in as long as I like, sometimes until 9 or 9:30, which occasionally I have the luxury of doing]. Once I am up and get in the shower, I am fine. It's just that initial waking up and dragging of myself out of the warm comfy bed that is so difficult.
Does anyone else regularly feel this tired in the mornings (or ever)? It's not like I do excessive amounts of training - generally I aim for about 10-12 hours a week of swimbikerun, which - in comparison to some triathletes out there - is not a huge amount. I typically aim for 8 hours of sleep a night, and I probably get about 7.5 hours of sleep a night, which seems reasonable. I am also so NOT an early morning workout person - I literally cringe when I read people's blogs and they talk about getting up at 4:30am for master's swimming workouts. Ugh!
Anyway, enough complaining - tonight I will aim to get to bed 30 mins earlier than my normal time of 11:15/11:30pm. But tomorrow morning I have to get up 45mins earlier than usual in order to be in to work at 8am, so I guess the perceived extra sleep gets cancelled out!

1 comment:

Julie said...

I love the pic of your *guard dog*. :) Very intimidating!!

I am a BIG fan of sleep. I come from a family of sleepers and nappers. I NEED my sleep -- if I don't get enough, I start sneezing. I am not kidding!

I'm in bed by 8:00pm. In my younger, partying days, I wasn't like this, but nowadays, come 7:30pm, my eye lids start to grow heavy and I head to the bathroom to brush my teeth.

I'm probably the last person you should get advice about sleeping from! Hahahahaha!!