Tag Archives: insomnia

pyjamas are evil

Turns out Commissioner Michael Williams of Caddo Parish, Louisiana is trying to ban pyjamas from being worn in public. In his own words:

“The moral fiber in America is dwindling away. It’s pajamas today, what is it going to be tomorrow? Walking around in your underwear?”

Head over to Jezebel.com to read about high school students working the baggy pants/tight tops trend, an opinion piece on pyjamas as high fashion and a debate on whether this ban would be a triumph or a travesty.

fashion designer Rachel Roy wearing pyjamas on the red carpet


the lesser of two evils

The good news is my recent bout of insomnia has passed.

The bad news is I’m still awake til 5am most mornings but now I just sleep til noon.

image from weheartit.com


sinners never sleep

[ all images from weheartit.com ]

nothing will make an insomniac sleep like the sound of an alarm clock

In the spirit of my recurring insomnia, a few sleep related facts for today:

  • After five nights of partial sleep deprivation, three alcoholic drinks will have the same effect on your body as six would if you’ve had enough sleep
  • People are the only animals on earth to willingly delay sleep
  • You could die from sleep deprivation (10 days) before starving to death (2 weeks)
  • The bed is the most used piece of furniture in the home

    photo by Akif Hakan Celebi

circadian rhythms

I go through some pretty regular bouts of insomnia that usually involve sleeping for a couple of hours a night during the week and then crashing at the weekend to make up for it. I would not recommend this. I didn’t sleep much last week, for some reason I still couldn’t sleep this weekend and now I feel like I’m going to trip over my own feet.

I spent this morning reading up about remedies as, even when I’ve been awake all night, I’m pretty sure calling in sick to work because I’m tired is not an option unless I want to get fired. There’s the usual “avoid caffeine”, “avoid stress”, “try and create a regular routine in the evenings”, but I also found some interesting stuff on Circadian Rhythms. This is what regulates the changes in your body throughout the day (eg. a boost in hormone levels in the mornings to make you feel awake).

The main thing I learnt is that, when left to its own devices, the human body clock reverts to a 25 hour cycle.

You know what this means? This means that when I have too many things to get done in too short a space of time and I say “there’s not enough hours in the day”, that’s actually true.