15 March 2013

Life As A Night Owl

A post entitled Zombie days and Vampire nights aptly describes what my life as a notorious morning hater is like at its worst phases.
[My] research is waking me up at night at random times (lets say 3 or 4 in the morning) and then I have trouble going to sleep. In a certain sense, this must be how vampires feel: completely alert and awake at night with a clear vision of what needs to be done and and how to do it (this is a typical romanticized version of vampires, which do exist in nature, but look nothing like count Dracula, which is the typical class of vampire that this post refers to).
This wakefulness at night has profound consequences for my days at work. Basically, I’m not getting enough sleep and I walk the corridors with a slight headache and a characteristic lack of brain function during the day. Essentially, the only thing that keeps me separated from being a true zombie is that I’m still technically alive and my body parts are not falling as I shuffle by in the corridors.
Getting a sufficiently high dose of caffeine is not doing the usual trick. So if you see me walking around like zombie: don’t worry. It’ll be fixed during the midnight hours.

1 comment:

Jude said...

Now that I'm older, I need only about 6 hours a night of sleep, so it's the best of both worlds--stay up late, get up early, and take a 20-minute nap during the day. This is the way we should have been designed.