Thursday 13 October 2011

I have the Melatonin levels of a pubescent git ...

So I woke up at 11 a.m. this morning with my head as heavy as concrete. No, I didn't get drunk last night. I didn't even have one drink. And you know, this is not at all uncommon. I do this maybe two/three times a week. I set my alarm at 7:30 a.m. or 8, depending on my mood the night before, it goes of, I press snooze and the rest is history. I lose three and half hours of my valuable day. It's gotta stop.

I thought eating lots of fruit and veggies and doing yoga would help with this. My healthy lifestyle change is now going strong for over two months. I feel great. But it hasn't changed my sleeping habits.

Am I forever going to be a heavy-headed teen when it comes to getting up in the morning? I'm thirty years old for goodness sake's, doesn't this have to stop some time soon?

Got any advice? I hate it. It means I have to work late, or on the weekend, and it's a nuisance having to make up the hours I missed because I have the Melatonin levels of a pubescent git. Gah!!!!

Anyhoo, please drop by again tomorrow for the Pay It Forward Blogfest and get your blog traffic to reach the stars!!!

And please don't forget, if you want to tune in to my hour-long radio interview (in English) today on Kokkino 105.5, at 4:30 pm (Greek time), where the entire soundtrack to my debut novel, String Bridge, will be played in between questions, put THIS ONLINE STREAMING link into your favorites!

Have a great day, all! YAWN ....


  1. For some reason, I can't seem to stay up late. I get up by five or six every morning but I'm dead by ten at night. I've turned into an old lady! I hate getting older.
    I'll try to tune in tonight.

  2. I'm having sleep problems, I go to bed when tired around 11pm by 1am I awaken fully refreshed last night I got up and went on my pc and wrote a poem. went back to bed at 3 30am and slept until 5.
    This has been going on for a few months and I feel so tired by lunchtime.
    Hope you can sort your sleeping pattern out.

  3. Sorry, I have the opposite problem. I wake up 5 - 20 minutes BEFORE the alarm.

    I think I read something about setting the alarm for 10-15 minutes earlier than normal, but that MIGHT have been so you can retain your dreams.....

  4. Still can get up early and go to bed late, but after the first day or two, it's no longer easy..haha..need a 12 hour nap.

  5. Funny, when I worked I was always up before the alarm. Now, retired, my sleep patterns are all over the place. Fortunately it doesn't matter.

  6. Age will take care of it - by my mid-thirties, I lost the ability to sleep in really late.
    Thanks for mentioning the blogfest!

  7. For us in the states, it looks like your show will be on 9:30 AM EST.

    As for getting up early, they say to put your alarm clock across the room, but I'd never do that to myself.

  8. I'm a bit envious. I would LOVE to sleep in late. But I'm almost always up between 5 and 6 AM. I suppose time will take care of the problem for you. Or maybe you could make the alarm really loud and put it across the room so you have to get up out of bed to turn it off. Then, since you're up...the day could begin.

  9. I've never been a morning person - EVER. But now I have to be at work at 6AM, and it means getting up at 5. It's hard for me, but I manage it, and it makes me much more productive in the long run.

    The only thing I could suggest would be setting up an office outside your house somehow. I know that's not cheap, but personally I can't be very productive in my own home.

  10. I'm tuned in, but what's that DJ saying? It's all Greek to me. :P

    P.S. They're playing Morrissey - this must be a cool station.

  11. I enjoyed listening to your interview and the soundtrack! So happy I didn't miss it. I'm still amazed by your talent!

  12. And here all I want is to to sleep. I go to bed at 11, get up around 5. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  13. i can relate to the crappy sleep patterns, i'll nod of for 3-4-5 hours then i'm up for 1-2, nod off again, and up... sometimes the dog gets me up, then who knows when i drift off again?

    grats on the interview, soundtrack, and the rest of the well deserved niceties happening!

  14. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who needs her sleep. My husband makes fun of my 9 hours of beauty sleep but they haven't really changed since I was a teenager.

  15. A coffee IV hanging above the bed while you sleep :P
    I don't know if it's true, but I've read that REM cycles last for 90 minutes, and if you wake in the middle of a cycle you feel like crap. So sleeping for like 7 and a half hours means you wake up as a REM cycle has ended, which means you should feel more refreshed.

  16. omg, I was just telling JRM last night that I get my best sleep in the hours 4-9+ a.m. I get my worst in the hours 12:30 til that time a.m. :D

    It's just the night people in us. To paraphrase Sting, we are night people in a day people's world. :D <3


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