November 02, 2005

Wanted: someone to sleep for me

Following the first 5 1/2 weeks of term, which have been ludicrously crammed with far too much to do, I have taken the decision that I need to employ someone with not too much to do who likes to sleep and stay in bed a lot to do some of my sleeping for me. Admittedly this is one of my most bizarre ideas ever, and probably born out of the fact that I am in fact losing (or have lost) my sanity from sleep deprivation. I have no idea how this might work at all. But somehow, scientifically, sleep must do something to the body's levels of chemicals and things – either remove ones that make you tired, make more of ones that keep you awake, or both. So if any superbly bright young person has ideas of how I might make this work, please get in touch in order that I can feel more awake, be more productive with my days and attempt to get through more of my horrendous to-do list, and generally not look like someone has given me two black eyes.

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  1. sigh

    Well I guess it will have to be me then..

    02 Nov 2005, 12:01

  2. The really bright person, or is that an offer to sleep for me?

    02 Nov 2005, 12:10

  3. I misread that intially. And blushed!

    Better be the sleepy person. I'm good at being sleepy :)

    Otherwise I suggest you drink lots of water and eat bananas instead of sherbert lemons..

    02 Nov 2005, 12:14

  4. I misread your title too!

    The ability to grab a powernap during the afternoon saved me many a time through my Warwick years; you could give that a go!

    02 Nov 2005, 12:49

  5. Ah, but SiY you have a job..

    We unemployed people are better equipped….

    And I read recently that powernaps aren't good for you..

    02 Nov 2005, 13:50

  6. I read recently that sitting at work commenting on people's blogs about being unemployed isn't good for you…

    02 Nov 2005, 14:45

  7. I misread the title…
    And was most disappointed when I reread it.

    slaps own wrist

    xx

    02 Nov 2005, 17:21

  8. So to conclude: my friends have imaginative and dirty minds! Unfortunately I can't follow anyone's advice so far – I hate water and bananas, love Sherbert Lemons (surely the sugar is good for boosting energy levels?) and can't power nap. Thanks for trying though :-) I'm just difficult I guess…

    02 Nov 2005, 17:30

  9. Lindsey

    I misread it too but I think I corrected it over-fast cause it's just not something you'd say…

    And I know you can't powernap, but you also don't try I think! Just laying down for 20 minutes will do you wonders sometimes.

    And you CAN follow the advice of drinking water. You just choose not to.

    And sugar is not good for you, when you are LACKING sleep. Maybe try to not eat anything sweet at all after 12, and maybe by the time night comes around you'll actually be able to pass out.

    Read something before bed instead of sitting on the computer. Computers are NOT good for helping you sleep!

    And yeah, dearie, it's no good bothering to ask anyone for help when you won't even try anything anyone suggests!

    03 Nov 2005, 16:34

  10. I agree with Lindsey, if you can't powernap for 20 mins or so, just take time to REST. This was my buzz-word over the summer and trust me, its amazing how better you can feel from 20 mins just sitting on your own doing nothing, ideally lying down somewhere. But you have to clear your mind, literally do nothing, and just exist for 20 mins. Then you can enter back into the world, and pick up your life where you left off.
    xx

    03 Nov 2005, 18:41

  11. I think I'm just a very restless person! I can't sit down and do nothing for more than about 30 seconds – my brain goes insane with boredom and I have to start reading or writing or playing a computer game – just anything to occupy my mind. Not that I mind this, but I guess it's not helping much because it's not resting. I do usually read before bed though Lindsey, so I guess I am following advice there!

    03 Nov 2005, 19:43

  12. Haha, totally mis-read the title to your blog, gave me quite a shock!! hehe :-) sorry to hear about your sleep deprivation darlin, really hope it improves soon. I will most certainly step up if you're in need of someone to do a bit of extra sleeping for you!! Seriously though, power naps do work, i survived off them in the first year. You need to try and relax, calm down a bit… good luck! Take care of yourself hubby, xxxx

    03 Nov 2005, 20:47


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