My philosophy of why I can't go to bed early on week nights.09.04.2010
I find that even when I have the chance to go to sleep at a decent hour, I generally wind up staying awake til midnight or 1, maybe even 1:30, though that's pushing it. I think it's because I don't get done with homework until 11 at night, and so I want to just enjoy just sitting there and doing absolutely nothing. But times of just sitting there are hard to come by in college. Literally every amount of spare time is booked to do something else - send that email I've been meaning to send, cook dinner, unload the dish washer, put my laundry in, get ahead on homework. Otherwise, my life is pretty much: class, homework, meetings, repeat.
I may sound like I'm complaining, but I'm not really... I'm just tired and reflecting on why it is that when I technically could go to bed right now, I'm sitting here on my computer writing this. But I think it's because I simply need to do something mindless before I go to sleep. Otherwise, I can't unwind, and I wouldn't be able to fall asleep with a million thoughts swirling around up there.
Pretty much, I think I probably average 7 hours of sleep a night, which is honestly probably better than a lot of college kids. And I sleep really well too - so well that I can hit the snooze button in my sleep. That's a habit that I have to kick pretty soon - luckily I've been waking up to the second alarm the past few mornings.