Today’s Unbearably Deep Thought

Sleeping in is its own reward.


By John Scalzi

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28 replies on “Today’s Unbearably Deep Thought”

GOOD sleep is its own reward. Crappy sleep, or sleep that gets cut off four hours early because the puppy can’t hold it, or sleep plagued by nightmares that my 12 year old daughter is actually blaming me for everything because I programmed her with impossible parameters… that is not rewarding sleep.

Jasper @6: Teaching night school wouldn’t work. “Sleeping in” doesn’t necessarily mean “sleeping through much of the morning,” it means “sleeping past whenever it is that you’re supposed to get your lazy ass up”, which of course, would be different for those who work later shifts.

If this is so, then the quality of the reward is surely is a reflection of our innerselves, emphasis being given at this particular point in time. (I still like naps.)

I have to get up at 4:45, so on the weekends, I sleep in until 6:00 or 6:30. It’s very nice but then I wonder,
“what happened to my life that 6 fricken 30 is sleeping in?”

What usually happens is that I wake up at 4:45 anyway and have to get up for an hour. Long enough to convince my body that it’s OK to go back to sleep for a while. My habits are ruts as deep as the Royal Gorge…


I sleep in that same cave brother.

In my case it is called growing up. As I grow up I develop more and more of my Dad’s habits. He was an early to bed and early to rise kind of guy; drove us all nuts with that. Now, I go to bed at 9:30 ish or 10:00 and get up at 5:00 to 5:30. I don’t even have the excuse of a work schedule to drive this sleep routine; I go to work at 9:00 ish and am approximately 10 minutes away from work.

For me sleeping in is getting up at 6:30 to 7:00.


P.S. Franklin was wrong as I am neither healthy, wealthy nor wise

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