Thursday, July 22, 2010

Adequate Sleep

Good grades, adequate sleep, a social life: pick two. Welcome to college.
-Overused but true adage

I have noticed a few times in the past several weeks that I have awakened in the morning to the sound of my alarm clock and have hit the snooze button not because all of my limbs felt bone-tired and my body seemed to be craving extra sleep, but because sleep simply felt nice and I wanted a bit more of it. On getting up, I then noticed that it did not feel like a war to simply stay standing up and get myself ready for the day. Midway through the day I did not feel the need to have a shot of caffeine in order to get through the rest of the day. Every time I sat down I noticed a distinct lack of attempt on my body's part to crash and go to sleep.

This "getting enough sleep" thing is certainly a new and novel experience. I can't decide if I like it or not.

3 comments:

NOT Freddy Jones said...

A social life? You?
Best joke I've heard all day.

And if you want to know what inadequate sleep is, go have a chat with that Denverite brother of mine.

Ethan said...

I have quite an active social life at school, thanks. And I said "inadequate," not "literally less than any human being should be able to live on."

NOT Freddy Jones said...

I'll have to see it to believe it. And even then only maybe.

No, now that school's out he's just getting "inadequate" sleep, which is pretty good, for Jeremy.