Before we get started with this quickie, here’s a link to the Monday podcast episode. It’s also available at iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, etc. And this is the description I wrote for it:
This one is all over the place. We discuss the rarest of occurrences at my house, adventures in passport renewals, revenue enhancement fees, the thing I think about when somebody mentions Canada, how the Brits love to look down their noses at Americans, a grand canyon, the curious history of the Jeffs, and whistle dicks who say “legit” all the time. I hope you enjoy it! Pass the beer nuts.
Yesterday I had to get up at the swarthy ass-crack of dawn and go to work for six or seven hours. I don’t mind the six or seven hours, but the early alarm flat-out kicks my ass. I felt like a zombie the remainder of the day, was fading in and out of consciousness while Toney and I were watching TV, and couldn’t fall immediately to sleep when I finally surrendered to the platform. It was like some kind of unfunny cosmic joke.
And today… I still feel weird and out o’ sorts. In fact, it might take until Wednesday for me to feel completely normal again. I blame some of that on my age — I used to be able to bounce back from shit like that. In fact, during a previous lifetime, I had a job where I rotated a week on day shift, a week on the evening shift, and a week on overnights. With a few days off in between. And I was fine. I don’t remember having any troubles with that schedule. I think it might kill me in 2018. Is that melodramatic? I believe it’s true.
I’ve become a delicate flower when it comes to sleep. I need at least seven hours per night, or I struggle the next day and am full-on miserable. That certainly wasn’t the case earlier in my life. How much sleep do you require? Do you generally get it? Tell us about it in the comments, won’t you?
Also, have you ever worked a schedule that you never really adapted to? I used to work overnight at a grocery store in North Carolina and was exhausted 100% of the time. But it wasn’t because of the hours, it was because it was physical labor and I was often there for 12 hours at a time. That was no good. But I don’t blame it on the shift, really. It was the shittiness of the job itself. Man, that was the worst…
What do you have on this? Have you ever known anyone who could get by on four hours, or whatever? Do you think that’s true, over a long period of time? I’m skeptical. Please use the comments to bring us up to date on your sleep situation.
And I need to call it a day here.
Have a great one, my friends!