Posts Tagged ‘Sleep Deprivation’

I Knew It Was Only A Matter Of Time

January 18, 2022

According to my Fitbit, I got seven hours of good sleep last night.

Well . . . it’s official, technology is now sophisticated enough to lie.

I Expressed Said Opinion Using A Two Word Vernacular

December 4, 2020

A friend of mine with “mild” sleep apnea recently shared with me that “mild” in his case is defined as six sleep disrupting episodes per hour. When he told me this (via email), my brain first processed this as six episodes per night, and I thought that sounded a little excessive for “mild.”

Then I read it correctly, and expressed my opinion that it didn’t sound very “mild” to me.

So That’s Why I’m A Little Tired Today

April 9, 2020

Last night it turns out that all of us were feeling a bit restless as midnight approached.  This is my best paraphrased reconstruction of the thoughts and actions that lead to the event I shall forever dub “The Midnight Screaming.”

Me:  It’s almost midnight, but at least I’m almost asleep.  Just need to be still and quiet . . . 

L.:  I think I’ll watch something on my phone.

L’s Mother:  Do I hear L. laughing?  What’s he doing still awake?  I’d better check on him.

L.:  I need to go to the bathroom.  (Opens door to the unexpected sight of his mother standing right there.)

L.:  *screams*

L’s Mother:  (Yelling)  It’s okay.  Don’t yell!

Me:  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Another Sleep Deprived Thought From Yesterday

January 12, 2018

While browsing the news feeds:

“Is it troll, or is it Stupidex?”

It Was Surprisingly Catchy

January 11, 2018

It’s always funny to me what’s funny to me after two nights of little to no sleep.  Today in my son’s virtual school his teacher put up a link for a song and the link didn’t work despite numerous attempts on her part.

So that’s how my son and I ended up singing several enthusiastic (if tuneless) rounds of “Service Unavailable . . . HTTP . . . Error 503 . . . This Service Is UNavailable!”

Can’t Say I Care For The Taste, But Such Is Life Sometimes

January 10, 2018

On Monday I said that I expected the lesson that time fussing about a problem gives no credit would be revisited again, and it turns out I was right.  Oh, my son is doing pretty good today, but after a night of no sleep for me, today I find myself doing my best to put my lesson where my mouth is.

So It’s Best For All Concerned If I Rest Now

November 30, 2017

I realize that lately my entries have been particularly brief, but that trend is going to continue for at least one more day.  As I type this I have been awake for some twenty-two odd hours or so, and while this is far from a record, it’s a condition that runs the risk of being fatal . . . to others.

Sleep, We Hardly Knew You . . .

April 8, 2016

So if it seems like I’ve been talking about parenthood a lot lately, there’s a reason for that.

As it happens, I’ve signed up for another tour of duty (a girl this time), and should be getting a lot more of the parenthood experience in about six months or so . . .

Like That Sudden Stop That Follows A Fall

August 3, 2015

As bored as I am with this topic, right now it’s all I can think about.

It’s not the sleepless nights, per se, that you’re killing me with, son, but with the days that follow.

This Is NOT A Good Sign

April 2, 2015

Because I feel (rightly so) that the topic of parenthood and sleep deprivation is one which I have visited and revisited to excess in this blog (not to mention in real life), I try to avoid it whenever possible these days.  Bluntly, I’m bored with it . . . so bored with it in fact that even my dreams are starting to get snarky about it!

After a series of three sleep-deprived nights in a row for various reasons, today when I got the chance to lie down for a much needed nap, I actually dreamt about someone looking at the clock, then turning to the person next to them in bed and saying, “If I could only manage to go back in time a few hours, I’d be able to get enough sleep to wake up feeling worse than I already do right now.”