Sunday, November 04, 2007

Day Four - Rip Van Winkle Has Overtaken My Body

It's a sad, sad thing.

Apparently I have Rip-Van-Winkle-itis. A bad case. And I have passed the gene on to my daughter.

There used to be a time when I could lie down for an afternoon nap and sleep for a couple of hours. I'd awake feeling refreshed and relaxed, then go to bed with no problems that night.

Not so any longer.

My naps have become marathons. A simple snooze nowadays can very easily extend itself into a full night's sleep...and then some. I have been known to lie down for a nap at 3:30 p.m. and awaken at 7:30 a.m. the next day.

It's happening more and more frequently. And it's really starting to tick Hubster off.

Today, DD went to sleep around 3:00 p.m. in our bed. I finished the daily crossword puzzle, then went upstairs for a little snooze myself. After rolling her over to her father's side of the bed, I climbed in and the ZZZZZfest began in earnest.

At 8:30 p.m. Hubster burst into the room, asking if we were planning to sleep the night through, or if we were going to grace the rest of the family with our presence at all. Not a pleasant way to wake up.

He just does not understand how anyone can sleep the way we do. It has me baffled as well. All I know is that I'm tired. I don't put a timer on my naps, but I told Hubster I'd start setting an alarm if that would make him feel better.

DD on the other hand is still in bed...but at least she switched to her own room.

Me? As soon as I finish this post I'm looking to get a little shut-eye. It's been a long day.


HeyJules said...

I know exactly how you feel - I could easily nap for HOURS. Now I set an alarm to keep me from going past the 90 minute mark because I've found that is the amount of time it takes to make me NOT sleep well at night.

I love a good long nap but I think Hubster might be right. Sleeping away half a day? Time to get thee to a doctor.

Pat Kirk said...

Yeah to heyjules. This may not be normal sleep. Do you heard sheep or chase cattle or do anything deeply physical? I don't get that feeling from your blog.

Susanne said...

I'm afraid to take afternoon naps because then I am up until waaaay after midnight. I'd like to nap but I just can't let myself.