The Value Of Sleep

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.

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