SLEEP PART 1

 

Right now, I’m just getting ready to start work.  It’s 5.19pm on a Friday afternoon, which seems a bit of an unorthodox time to begin such things, but allow me to explain.

Firstly, I work two jobs at the moment.  Monday to Thursday I’m an engineer; Friday to Sunday I’m a PhD researcher.  So I have a little more flexibility at the weekend.  I’ll probably work up until about 10pm tonight, and in bursts of activity over the next two days.  I like the flexibility that I have in my studies, and because I have no set hours I can just get to work on an idea whenever it occurs to me.

The second thing is that I have a thyroid problem, which makes me s-l-e-e-p-y. Like, really sleepy. Much like the teenager who goes to school on time Monday to Friday, then sleeps half the weekend, I have a lot of catching up to do. I really struggle to be awake when societal constraints dictate that I should be, so I spend half the week fighting my body’s wishes, and the other half over-indulging them.

If left to my own devices I can happily sleep for over 12 hours. And last night that’s what I did. A full, glorious 14 hours. And I feel so refreshed. Now it’s time to do some work.

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