Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Missed The Sleep Window

One of these child-sleeping books I've read says that if we don't get to sleep after a certain amount of being tired, a "second wind" kicks in, we start producing epinehprine, and we stay up. This is what causes those "babies get upset when they don't get ot nap" phenomena.

After I read this, I noticed that it seems to be true of me. Was very sleepy around 9 tonight - decided to watch Scrubs - and was then awake. And then Sofi woke up, and I tended to her, and now I'm more awake.

Drat.

1 comment:

Brett Douville said...

See, I use that to work *for* me. Because I get up so damned early, I have to rely on the fact that if I can just make it past the 7:30 - 8:00 circadian lull, I'll be just fine and dandy until at least midnight.

On the other hand, I've had fewer than a dozen good nights of sleep since last July or so. You may not want to pattern yourself after my behavior :)