27 January 2009

(yawn) meme

Paula tagged me for the Sleepy Meme. If my answers make me sound like a Zombie, so be it.

1. How long do you sleep each night?
Um, I never was good at fractions. Let's see, 1 1/2 hours plus 3 3/4 hours plus a few minutes before my legs begin to twitch... Maybe 4-5 hours?
2. Do you fall asleep easily? Only at 3:oo in the afternoon, which makes me pretty unresponsive at work. Seriously, I've always been able to fall asleep in the afternoon. Weekend naps are more luxurious than dark chocolate, silk, or even a new fountain pen. (I may be exaggerating.)
3. Do you fall asleep at times not in your bed? No, that's my husband. I've actually seen him fall asleep on his feet, like a horse.
4. Do you listen to music or use white noise to sleep?
I've become quite the addict to Coast to Coast AM, even though I miss Art Bell. I can never get enough of shadow people or government conspiracies that hide the fact, FACT, that many of our military advances were stolen from aliens from the Pleiades.
5. Do you sleep through the night or get up a couple of times?
See #1. I come from a tradition of nocturnal roaming women. (Do not snicker. I'm warning you.). Once, when my grandmother and mother and I were sharing a small house, we spent most of the night walking into each other.
6. Do you have trouble sleeping away from your own bed?
See #1.
7. Do you need an alarm clock to get you up? Nope.
8. Do you ever take medication to help you sleep? Yes. Lots. Tranquilizers plus a couple of Vicodins are a nice combo.(Kidding! unless I have a migraine.In that case, add ice behind my neck and the Goldberg Variations (Glenn Gould, either version), and I can sleep (nearly) through a migraine. Or at least part of one.)
9. Do you/have you slept with pets? Oh yes. I've had cats. Any questions?


Aunt Kathy said...

I have fallen asleep on my feet, while doing an auto application with a customer at work, yeah when I am tired nothing keeps me awake.

BUT I also never need an alarm clock.

CPAP helped me sleep at night but no longer feel I need it.

Heather said...

I come from a long line of night owls. Not real owls, of course. I can sleep well just not at the usual times.
After my last pregnancy I was having a terrible time with migraines and twitchy legs and sundry other complaints. I chalked it up to the hormones, but my OB recommended magnesium supplements. I took magnesium citrate in small doses, and it worked immediately. No more migraines or twitchy legs or sundry other complaints.

Carrie K said...

So that's who was advising Pres Bush. Aliens from Pleiades. I'd wondered.

That's all the sleep you get? I'd be a literal zombie.

kadezmom said...

Sounds like I'm not the only one who doesn't sleep enough each night.

Don't know how you do it, but great job.

I'm not EVEN going to copy this meme, my sleep life is so messed up!

Jeanne said...

I love weekend naps too - I can't stand when there isn't enough time for one on Saturday! Great meme...

Bridget said...

Your response to #5 was my favorite - what a visual!

I am a lousy sleeper. And yet, unless I'm sick, I can't take a nap no matter how tired I am ...

KnitNana said...

Night walkers. THAT was a family "get-together," huh?

But I desperately need an alarm clock to get up - because I'm a nightowl with a day job. And take meds to sleep...

LICraftgal said...

Oh yes afternoon naps are the best!!! I also am a night person, usually up till all hours.

Paula said...

My husband can fall asleep standing up too! It must be a kind of super power that men have. He can also fall asleep in the middle of a conversation too.
I lovvve afternoon naps too. To bad our country doesn't schedule them in the middle of the work week.
Thanks for playing!
It was a fun meme.

Nancy said...

Our husbands should get together and discuss their amazing talent for sleep. My husband can hold his end of a conversation while still asleep. He won't remember it but he is appropriately responsive.

Donna Lee said...

When I was growing up, taking a nap was for slugs. Now, i love a good nap. I can nap anywhere, anytime and it usually doesn't affect my sleep. Must be getting old. I'll probably be one of those little old ladies asleep in the rocking chair with the knitting on my lap that everyone's afraid to wake up because I might stab them.

Jennifer said...

I think having a cat pretty much means you are sleeping with pets. I usually have two snuggled up to me every night.

Stefanie said...

wow, I would be a zombie if I only got 4-5 hours of sleep a night. Your description of your husband falling asleep on his feet like a horse made me laugh and made me remember I saw someone do that very thing on the train this morning. How she didn't fall over is beyond me!