Sleep Glorious Sleep

I love to sleep. I always have. The problem is that I’d rather sleep during the day and then busy myself in the evenings. Last night I went to bed with every intention of getting up early, but failed once again. By the way, when I say early I mean before 9am – Nothing too painful. I just can’t seem to drag my sorry arse out of bed.

I’ve started to blame the cat…. Yes, really! My alarm goes off at about 8am and as soon as I stir he climbs on my head and pushes his way under the covers next to me. Then we both snooze for an hour more. See… Totally his fault!

My freelance work hours are somewhat flexible, but I have a general rule that I must fire up my laptop by 10am. I’d like to say it’s earlier, but I did choose to work from home for that very reason. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve done my fair share of getting up at 5.30am. It most certainly was not a fresh look on me. I am now much more relaxed, have less headaches and feel a lot healthier in general.

It doesn’t even matter what time I go to bed. I can sleep for eight, nine, ten and even twelve hours, but my body still won’t wake up before 9am. I want to break from this routine and I need to sack the cat!

A few solutions people have offered are;
1) Have a child 2) Borrow my child and 3) Adopt a child

Hmm… Looks as though I’ll be sleeping in for quite some time yet then!

Do you find it difficult to get up in the morning? If so, have you found anything that helps?

Here are a few gadgets I found online – All of them without a child attached.

Lumie Bodyclock’s
I’d like to say one of these would help, but I hear my mum still hits snooze three
or more times on the one we got her for Christmas!

Clocky is an alarm clock designed to be chased by its owner. Sounds like fun. NOT!
Available from Firebox.com – £34.99 (or Ebay)

Still only a concept… The IQ Alarm clock could actually be just the ticket.

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6 Responses

  1. Emily April 25, 2012 / 4:40 pm

    Ah, it’s so good to see someone admit it – early mornings are awful and sleep is wonderful. I always seem to be surrounded by people who say they’re morning people and only need around 5hrs a night and that the day is wasted if you’re not up and about by 8am. Blah blah blah. I’m afraid I don’t have any tips for you though :(

  2. Ben April 25, 2012 / 4:53 pm

    No more tips! But you’re definitely not alone… You’re just an evening person, embrace it!

    • seebyzoe April 25, 2012 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks for the Clocky tip Ben ( http://www.twitter.com/askherfriends )
      I can see my cat freaking out over that one for sure! :)

  3. Megan@MondayMorningMusings April 25, 2012 / 9:02 pm

    I was never a morning person, sort of a side effect of being an insomniac. Alas, those days are gone… until I can teach my kid not to walk so loudly in the morning (she does give me the sweetest goodbye/have-a-nice-day kiss, so I might keep her)

  4. smidge May 15, 2012 / 12:26 pm

    My cat does the same thing, we were talking about it just this morning. It is so comfy having a cat next to you acting as a hot water bottle in the mornings tho. I have a plan from next week to start getting up an hour earlier so will see how that goes!

  5. Sarah May 15, 2012 / 2:57 pm

    I had one of these…lasted two days before I broke it smashing the flying bit down on the clock after hunting for ages for it.

    GOOGLE LINK

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