Demolition, Saturday unsleeping, and other oddities

This morning the builders started knocking down a wall in the house. Not this house. The other one. The one we’ll be moving in to when the worst of the messy jobs has been done.

After I’d let them in I decided to take advantage of the weather, and do a spot of cleaning. And lubing.

Sparkly clean motorbike chain!

Then I went to bed around 11.30 because I’m working tonight – 18.00 – 05.00.

Unfortunately my superpower – the ability that almost compels me to feel very drowsy at 14.00 on a weekday (embarrassing!) and attempts to swamp me with the dozing when I’m trying to get home from work in the afternoons, doesn’t seem to work when I’m in bed.

So I’m wide awake and writing this.

The day after I finish work at 05.00 I need to be in the office at 06.00.

Two hours after that I’m driving down to Newbury for a day of meetings.

What’s the betting that I find it very easy to sleep on the way down and on the return trip?

The good news is I’m not doing the driving. At least I don’t believe I am. So I should be able to deploy maximum antisocialness (word?) and have a kip while my colleague does the driving.

I’m not sure how it’s possible to have sleep evade me with such dexterity.

I’m very distrustful of sleep.

It seems to come and go on its own terms, lately.

So why am I permanently tired?

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2 Responses to Demolition, Saturday unsleeping, and other oddities

  1. Allister says:

    I have a book about sleep and it says we all have a lull in wakefulness approximately 8 hours after first awaking for the day. I have found this to be uncannily accurate.

    It also says studies have shown that absent any external cues such as daylight, the natural circadian rhythm is 25 hours long. So you’re fighting sleep no matter what.

  2. Masher says:

    I hate sleep. There’s not enough hours in the day to get things done, as it is.

    So, when the other day, apropos of nothing, I suddenly woke from my slumber at 12am and couldn’t get back to sleep, I made full use of it by watching the final two episodes of Homeland (Season 2), 8 out of 10 Cats and Mock The Week and then I cleaned the oven and de-greased the cooker hood – two jobs that I’d been putting off for ages.

    A good night’s work, methinks.