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Friday, June 16, 2006

Zzzz--Friday Five

(Speaking of sleep, I did manage to fall asleep after watching Larry King interview various players in the controversies facing the Episcopal Church, which was way past my General Convention curfew. I'm trying not to read news from Convention too late in the evening, so I can get the sleep of which reverendmother speaks. . .)

Via reverendmother and the RevGalBlogPals:

1. In what kind of environment do you sleep best? (e.g. amount of light and noise, temperature, number of pillows, breathe-right strip, sleeping in the buff, etc.)

It was a dark and stormy night. . .no, seriously, I fall asleep best to darkness and rain, slightly cool, two pillows. Even better with a cat mushed down by my feet. Also, a good round of exercise during the day, and a session of pattern admiring with a stack of knitting magazines seems to be key in drifting off.

2. How much sleep do you need to feel consistently well-rested?
How much can you get by on?
What are the consequences when you don't get enough?

Left to my own devices, eight hours is what I get, and can wake up after those 8 hours without an alarm. Below six, I'm crabby and a little lightheaded.

3. Night owl or morning person? Morning person, although being a pastor means you have to be able to do both, thanks to nighttime vestry meetings AND early morning services.

4. Favorite cure for insomnia often lying on the couch or the futon helps, a little change of scenery does the trick

5. To snooze or not to snooze? Why or why not? Snooze alarms. . .bad. Also, you get those funky half asleep half awake dreams that are pretty wacky and not at all restful

3 Comments:

At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Wonderland Knitter said...

Do you find your furbabies are way too helpful? Sugar almost always shows up at 5:30 am, talking and purring and wanting to snuggle. But not go to sleep!

 
At 8:59 AM, Blogger Emily said...

Wilbur used to wake us up around 4:30 but with warm weather, they're not around us much at all at night--either prowling or trying to find a cooler spot to rest.

Winter is a different story.

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger Kay said...

Lexi is the best kitty. She lays silently in the hallway to keep an eye on me and waits patiently for me to get up.

 

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