The sun is back up already?

Discussion in 'Midnight Owl' started by Mr Stewart, May 10, 2011.

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  1. Mr Stewart

    Mr Stewart Well-Known Member

    This is bullshit. It's only 6:20am. How do I tell the sun I'm not ready for it to be up right now and could it please go back down for another few hours, or days, or?

    ... I've been up since... umm, 11am, uh, whatever yesterday was.
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    awwww been there too hope you can grab some sleep thru the day hugs
  3. peacelovingguy

    peacelovingguy Well-Known Member

    Been there many a time - I guess if your young you might as well just stay awake till your bedtime later on.

    Sometimes I'll be up very late - natural cycle I have - so I generally stay up at that point and have had hundreds of days with no sleep the night before. I find that after 36 hours awake - you might actually struggle to sleep sometimes. Never used meds to sleep myself as they are too powerful and leave you tired the next day - plus they lose effect after a while.

    If your working - nothing much you can do apart from get a nice shower - drink lots of coffee, set yourself on auto pilot!
  4. Mr Stewart

    Mr Stewart Well-Known Member

    Not young anymore. Sleeping pills have never worked for me. I have delayed sleep phase syndrome. I was mad that the sun came up when I was perfectly happy with it being down. Too much brightness. Too much activity. 24 hour earth rotation is incompatible with me. 26 hour would be better. Maybe 27 even. Maybe no rotation so I can go live on the perma-dark side.
  5. peacelovingguy

    peacelovingguy Well-Known Member

    Ah, sounds like you need blackout curtains - try Amazon which have some that look quite nice - just like any other curtains. They actually block out even the midday sun - plus are good for keeping heat in when you warm the place in the winter.

    Also stops some noise also.

    You'd be amazed how even a bit of light affects sleep and these curtains block 99.9% of light - pretty much pitch black when they are closed!
  6. Mr Stewart

    Mr Stewart Well-Known Member

    I try not to avoid light during the day as lack of sunlight makes my sleeping even more erratic than usual. Right now I don't give a damn. I'll cut a piece of cardboard to slot into my bedroom window. Will consider the curtains for entire apartment in future.

    I see you wrote this in the other thread:

    I envy your energy levels. I'm up at all hours but I have no energy or motivation to do anything. You're some kind of active go-getter type. This baffles me.
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