Since quarantine began and I stopped working 9 – 5, my sleep pattern has been really weird. Inconsistent. I used to have trouble sleeping at night, and for years when I was working from home back in the early 2000’s I slipped, naturally it would seem, into a vampire-like but stable sleep pattern in which I was up all night and slept all day.
Nowadays however, it’s almost like I’m living 36-hour days instead of the normal 24 or something. One day I’ll sleep all night, another all day, and then sometimes only half the night or half the day. Often I’ll sleep 6 hours and that seems to be enough, and then other times I’ll sleep for 12 hours or more. Not sure what that’s about, but as I prepare for NaNoWriMo I’m trying to go back to a 9 – 5 schedule, starting today, since I think that will make me more productive.
We’ll see how that goes. How about the rest of you? Are you a night owl or a morning person? Has the pandemic affected your sleep patterns at all? Let me know in the comments.
3 thoughts on “My Weird Sleep Pattern”
I’ve come to the conclusion that sleep is a bad habit that can be overcome.
I have always been this way. There is no changing things. My body sleeps when it wants to period. I get no say in the matter.
If left to our natural rhythms our bodies seem to fall into a 25 hour a day pattern so each day is extended. It’s only since the advent of capitalism that we’ve been expected to sleep a block of eight hours or so. Previously a bi-phasic or even multi-phasic pattern was considered normal. People would sleep for a few hours then get up and be active for a few hours, even visiting friends in the middle of the night before going back to bed for another few hours sleep. Think it’s best not to worry how we sleep although I find fitting in with other people’s schedules difficult! I am lucky as I live alone and can do what I like. Good luck with NaNoWriMo,