Thursday, May 9, 2013

My sleep situation is getting pretty dire

I really wanted to go to sleep almost 3 hours earlier than I did last night . . . however, the lock on the front door of my apartment wouldn't work and I had to wait until after 11:00pm for the emergency maintenance guy, Ted, to show up.
Yes, I want to sleep this badly.  I don't even think it would bother me if Emma slept on top of me.
In reality, this picture is of my baby sister, but you wouldn't have known that if I hadn't said so.
So, this got me thinking about thinking about lack of sleep and how it affects my desire and ability to run.  Lack of sleep's affect on my desire to run is obvious.  However, I hadn't really thought about how a lack of sleep could affect my susceptibility to injury.  Actually, the article that I read relates to injuries of teen athletes from lack of sleep, but it seems to me that that would only be compounded because I'm an old woman (well, I'm only 29, but I feel old right now).  I think this statement supports my position, it is basic science:

Fixing the lack of desire effect of lack of sleep can be fixed with caffeine or 5 Hour Energy.  But, that's not really the best idea and isn't a long-term solution.  I'm not sure that there is a way to fix the susceptibility of injury effect of lack of sleep, short of actually getting more sleep.  

How do you cope with lack of sleep?

Isn't it annoying how everything seems to break at 10:00 pm?

♥ Wishing You Merry Miles ♥

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