Tuesday, April 6, 2010

sleepless nights solution...

i'm starting to believe that a well rested sleep is a privilege given to the lucky few (or many, depending on the demographic haha), the privileged few of whom i'm not a part of hahaha.

sleeping have been quite a task for me, ok..not sleeping per se, but sleeping early to get the minimum 6 hours of rest. after a sweeping self diagnosis, i couldn't find anything which could explain the inablility to tap into the REM state like what everyone else are doing. i tried googling the causes for my sleep deprivation but no conclusive reason came up of which may explain the cause of it, besides..some of the symptoms doesn't really tally with what i'm experiencing hahaha.

Put it this way, have you ever been extremely tired/ sleepy and eventually fell asleep..but instead of going into dreamland, you seem to be fully aware of your surrounding. every sound you hear registers in your brain and by the time you wake up, you've been sleeping for 5 hours but it feels like you've been sleeping for less than 1 hour! or when you do close your eyes and about to doze off, a sudden random sound suddenly appears out of nowhere but instead of being woken up by the sound, you wake up due to a bright light your brain conjures to describe the noise. or better yet, you suddenly hear someone calling out to you but only in that instant.

and when i do fall asleep, i seem to get this weird dreams...some scary, some quite worrisome and dreams which feels like i literally took part in, leaving me exhausted the next day as if i've only had an hour of sleep instead of the actual 6-8 hours :).

you may think that i'm stressed, but truthfully i'm far from being bothered with my daily routines, i do have a high tolerance when it comes to stress anyways haha.

Having been a late sleeper for quite a time now, i decided to do something about it...no, i'm not taking any prescription drugs to deal with the problem but instead, i've taken up a part time job which requires me working from 8.30pm-11.30pm (or later)..., yeah news flash..I HAVE A PART TIME JOB! hahahaha.

now, there are pros and cons with taking up this part time job. so i'll start with the cons first.

CONS
a) i won't be having any quality lone time as much as i want to
b) i won't be out drinking quite as often (well, haven't been doing that for quite awhile anyway haha)
c) i won't be able to hang out with my buddies without prior arrangement hahaha
d) etc etc etc hahaha

PROS
a) i will be paid for staying up late doing an easy task
b) savings will be a lot easier
c) now i can use this excuse to 'politely' decline an invitation to hang out with people hahaha
d) it'll take my mind off from my day time job hahaha

so, what exactly does this part time job requires me to do? easy, just proof reading the articles before they are sent out for final printing. as you guessed, i'm now affiliated with one of the local dailies here and frankly, i'm having fun hahaha.

my only consolation....food hahaha

10 comments:

cLaiRe Bennet said...

Then how lah you're suppose to enjoy other things as per Daniel's latest post-There's More To Life Than Just Your Job? Ekekeke

Tapi kan sy pun selalu jg tu tdur rasa gitu...macam tdur tp macam berjaga juga..tdur tp aware jg tu surrounding...nda tau mcmna mo explain..ekeke

JerryInc said...

hahaha, i know there's more to life. but i'm quite comfortable with how it is right now haha.

Wel^Beiolman said...

doi...sia pun selalu mcm ni jerryster..haha..that's the BIG reason why I don't prefer to go to sleep or bed if not necessary...it isn't difficult for me to get 2-3 hours sleep a day but of course to get more than 5 hrs a day of rest is healthy than 3 hours....only go to bed when you mind feels like it...the more you think of going to bed the more 'alert' your mind will be....haha..kalu paling senang...drink beer as the first 2-3 glasses will trigger the sleepless in Seattle mode...that's the best time to sleep..regardless of time...if you can't sleep, then don't..haha..

wah ada part time job suda lg...loaded la ni si jerryster..ko mau kumpul duit mau kawin suda ka ni..haha....siok jg tu..part time editor la kenen ko ni kan..daily express ka..hehe..

JerryInc said...
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JerryInc said...

wel, masalah klu sa minum bir 2 atau 3 gelas sa pandai rasa gantung hahaha.

bukan mau kumpul duit utk kawin, kumpul duit utk enjoy hahaha. cukup duit, pi travelling lah hahaha.

adakah part-time editor? kerja editor lain lagilah hahaha. just a proof reader bah and fyi, bukan daily express hahaha

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Wel^Beiolman said...

inda buli mau bawa ko minum kalu sikit2 la ni..haha.mau yg bebaldi baldi baru cukup..haha...

aiseh...a proof reader ka..hehe..jan ko pura2 bkn kumpul duit tuk kawin sna..hahaha..

sweetie~ said...

u have too many worries jerry....and prolly u are in a denial state....hehehe..that's what i think cause your so called 'sleepless nites'....

sweetie~ said...

claire tu namanya tidur2 ayam....tp klu mimpi dalam mimpi yg memenatkan....huhu

JerryInc said...

wel: my alcohol tolerance has dwindled down quite fairly suda, jd ko bg sa 3 bottles jak kan sa mabuk suda tu hahaha

ok lah, simpanan untuk masa hadapan lah kali hahaha

sweetie: ya bah, kali i'm in denial ni kan hahahaha