Monday, September 29, 2008

Sleeping 30+ Hours

I did it. I slept over 30 hours straight. (Well, except for getting up to pee.)

With this "chronic fatigue" that I have been experiencing I keep telling people that I'm sure I could sleep for 24 hours if I didn't have to get up and feed the dogs and cats. Now I know that's true. The dogs and cats had plenty of food and water, and I'm having a three-day weekend, so I decided to sleep the whole first day. I went to bed Saturday night and slept until Monday morning.

I don't recommend it.

It was no problem sleeping. I never once woke up and felt like I'd had enough sleep, so I'd just get up and use the bathroom when I had to and then go back to sleep. That is the essence of this affliction. I never feel like I've gotten enough sleep.

I got up at 9:00 Monday morning and I felt lousy. I suppose it was the lack of food and water, mainly. I felt like I was only about 75% there. It took some time before I felt normal. About four or five hours. I ate, drank, watched TV, got on the computer. Now it's just about 3:00 p.m. and I feel fine. I've just had an energy shot ("5-hour energy" shot) and I'm going to go out in a minute and mow the lawn.

Incidently, I could have slept longer.


Franklin said...

Wow, I think the longest I've slept in a row was no more than 12-15 hours!

I noticed you used an energy shot to get back to normal... have you ever tried 6 Hour Power? They come in 5 different flavors, have no sugar or calories, and don't end with that dreaded crash. Check them out at

By the way, I hope you don't mind me commenting on your blog. I work with 6 Hour Power so if you have any questions about the drink just let me know. I'd love to hear what you think of it!

Franklin Keane

Suzie-Q said...

I've seen it. Been meaning to try it.