Sleeping at Inappropriate Times

I started today writing about the Presidential campaign and the upcoming debate. Then I realized that we would have plenty of that in the upcoming months. But today I will share a little more about myself than you wanted to know, and in return I’d like to know how you handle things. So, go ahead, leave a comment, send me an email, whatever floats your boat.¬†

I like to sleep, and I get tired fairly easily. I am not a late night gal (case in point: When Rocky Horror was being shown last week at 8PM, instead of the traditional midnight, I was delighted.) Recently we went to our friends’ house for dinner on a Friday night. Fridays are especially rough as I usually have a meeting at 7AM, and later in the day I am typically in the car for four hours. It is a long day. At this particular meal, we all had a lovely time, and around 10PM as everyone was chatting, I moved myself from the table to sofa and promptly fell asleep for about half an hour.

I should note, these are really good friends, and everyone knows about my propensity for sleeping at¬†inappropriate times. This happens at our house, too. Sometimes friends will come for dinner, and everyone is having a good time, so rather than kicking them out mid-wine, I may sit on the floor for a few minutes to regroup and recharge. (By “sit on the floor” I mean “lay down under the table and take a nap.”) It has happened more than once, I am afraid.

But what to do? I can’t make people leave early when everyone, including FKGuy, is having a good time simply because my eyelids refuse to stay open, can I? I have tried to have several espressos before a dinner party, and that works to a certain degree, but one simply cannot chug espresso throughout a meal in hopes of being cognizant of one’s surroundings past 11 PM.

I know people that are morning people, or night people, and I can safely say I am more of a mid-morning or mid-afternoon kind of person. In the middle of the day I am productive, alert, and often, inspired. But getting up and heading to an exercise class early in the morning leaves me wishing I was still in bed, and staying up late generally results in me asking FKGuy what happened at the end of a particular show, since I have fallen asleep on the couch. (Or in some cases, under the table).

Is it really so terrible that I cannot stay awake as long as other people? I do try to get a nap in on the weekends, but sometimes even that is not enough.

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