I tend to get too little sleep each night. If I am asleep by 12, that is considered a good night. I then get up around 7, but trust me, those 7 hours of sleep were not deep. This affects my work day in a negative sense because I start to crash around 3:00. Coffee aside, a human being should be able to handle 8 hours of work without getting too tired.
I have been on a mission to lose weight. My lack of sleep is definitely a hindrance to my mission. Yes, I am eating a healthy salad for lunch, I have cut down on my late night snacks, and I walk 3 miles at lunch each day. My wife says my frame is starting to look healthier, though I wouldn’t know that because I haven’t weighed myself in weeks.
When driving after work, I am ready to take a nap. I guess we don’t need to go into the statistics of sleep deprived caused accidents.
By the time I get home from work, I am both cranky and quiet. My wife has had a longer day running around after our toddler. By the time I get home, she is ready to have some adult conversation and to vent. Sometimes I am not the most understanding husband. Usually a few minutes to unwind is enough, but there are some days when I feel the need to plant my head into the couch and shut everything else out.
For sanity’s sake, I think I will try to get to bed earlier. Seinfeld can do without me.