It is coming up on 10 pm here in Madison and I am wide awake.
Many of you, if you are reading this Wednesday morning, were probably awake at the same time. The problem with me is that I get up at four AM every day. Some days I sleep in to 4.30.
I don't feel particularly drowsy or fatigued at work the next day. I am just trying to put all of this stuff together.
Here are a few facts that may be relevant to this.
I drink very little, except during football season. Maybe a glass of wine or two with dinner.
I work out religiously, every other day for 45 minutes to an hour. All cardio. I usually will run five or six miles on the treadmill or bike twelve on the trainer. My kids sleep like shit. They dream, cry, moan and get up to take a wiz almost every night. It isn't their fault, just the way it is. So that interrupts my sleep (what little I get) even more. I am very healthy.
So why can't I just lay down and freaking go to sleep? I loathe the idea of taking drugs to knock me out. I am not sure if lack of sleep will have long term effects or if it is just the way I am built. Of course, me thinking about this is keeping me awake. Sigh.
Well, one benefit is that I get to blog a lot.