Terotrous wrote:Free time to sleep for as long as you want is very underrated. I should have made more use of it when I was in college.
Growing up, I always had trouble falling asleep at night, I would just lie awake and my brain would start running and feeding back into itself, forming a loop that kept going faster and faster until whatever. It was the worst between age 11 or 12 and 17. Senior year of high school I started going to bed at a certain time, getting ready for bed before then, and realized that getting enough sleep was pretty fucking grand.
Then I went to college. All my life, I couldn't sleep in much past about nine a.m., regardless of when I'd gone to bed. Ten a.m. was pretty much my limit. Once it got into those double-digit hours, I felt so gross that I just needed to get out of bed. Then, freshman year of college, I had a roommate who wouldn't come in until 3, 4 o'clock in the morning, and would sleep until noon or so unless she had class. So I
started sleeping late too, cuz it was kinda awkward, I thought, to get up and be moving around while she was still sleeping, especially if I needed the microwave which was right next to her head. Then sophomore year came along, and things kinda were entirely shit, so I would go to bed around ten or eleven o'clock at night and just stay in bed ridiculously late because the longer I stayed in bed, the longer I could burrow under my comforter with my earplugs in and my fan blowing to drown out the noise of the braying horses I lived with.
The worst was the day that I had a class at 4 pm and actually slept in until about 3 pm. I know lots of people sleep later than that regularly, but I think it's WHY I was doing it that makes it a concern, as well as the fact that it wasn't like I was going to bed late. I was too depressed and/or annoyed to actually get up int he morning and get out of the house, so I would just retreat to a literal dreamland and spend as much time as possible there.
After that though, there's no way I could go back to getting the tiny bits of sleep I used to get when I was in middle and high school. I need a good nine hours, preferably more, or else I'm grumpy and complain the whole day about how little sleep I got (Boohoo only seven hours
) It must be happening- after all of the years of having them as pets, I am finally turning into a cat myself, starting by sleeping all the time. OMG NEKOS <3 <3
and p.s., good night again chickadees