Have you ever been so overly tired that your feel your mind retract a little bit? Like all of a sudden you are still viewing what is going on around you, but it’s as if you are watching from really far away and everything is muffled and less present that usual?
Almost like you are so tired that your body has decide to impeach you from control. You’re still in control, but just not as much as you are normally accustomed to.
This is where I have been for the last couple of days.
For some reason I just couldn’t sleep the last couple of days. I would go to bed around midnight and wake up at 4. Now, normally I wake up at 5:30 so I can be ready for work.
So you wouldn’t think that waking up at 4 would have as much of an impact on me as it would someone who is accustomed to a lot more sleep would. Like someone who wakes up at 8.
The thing is, I think it actually had more of an impact on me. I think when you already wake up that early, every single minute of sleep is pretty precious.
So losing an hour and a half of sleep 3 days in a row pretty much made me a shell with nothing to say.
Unless I had caffeine in my system. Or something else that was energizing enough to keep my mind alert.
It was a little bit funny, because in the morning at work when I had, had an energy drink I would be really happy and excited. I would be dancing around and singing at my desk.
But then by lunch time I was just dead.
A few times co-workers caught me just staring at my screen. Nothing on it. The screen had gone black due to inactivity and I was just staring at it.
That’s how dead I was due to my lack of sleep.
After work I was fine though. I took a 30 minute nap every day so I could do stuff at night.
The point is, I didn’t post for 2 days because I was dead tired.
My body conspired against me by causing me to have temporary insomnia so it could take control of me and cause me to be a little mean.
So, last night I took some NyQuil. And that is how this thing is going to go down.
I have over-the-counter modern medicine; My body has around 200,000 years of evolution.
I wonder who will win that one.