Monday, 9 February 2015

Bedsocks and sparrow fart

I am puzzled.  Puzzled and a little bit perturbed about recent changes in me.  For a good many years, I would be up and out of bed at five o'clock (that's ante meridian, not post) , well, say quarter past five anyway, and off out of the house at six.  I was always at my best in the morning.  At the other end of the day I would get to bed at about eleven and six hours sleep was sufficient.

Now I find that I am changing from a lark to an owl.  It takes quite an effort to get me from under the duvet before half part seven and I would quite happily stay longer were it not for the dog needing to be let out.  On the other hand, I have to drag myself out of the armchair and away from my book at or even after eleven thirty at night.

I always thought that older people need less sleep.  Or at least, that is what a lot of older people told me when I wasn't an older person.  So how is it that I now need more than I ever have, at least since I was a babe in arms?

And back in the day, I would very rarely fail to complete the cryptic crossword, with 15 or 20 minutes being about the average time to complete.  Nowadays I often find that there are two or three clues that defeat me.  I even have trouble completing sudoku puzzles!  Maybe my brain is finally giving up on me.  What a ghastly thought.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

I put it down to winter BP - I'm sure as soon as we get a little warmth and sunshine you will be rejuvenated and up with the lark again (although I fear sudoko will always be beyond me ...)

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

You will be just fine once baseball season starts (HSWHTPFIHC).

I'm pretty sure Sarah has it.
PHG and I have had no difficulty rising early in this nice Maui weather.
Heck, I haven't even dozed off in the late afternoon or early evening.

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

You will be just fine once baseball season starts (HSWHTPFIHC).

I'm pretty sure Sarah has it.
PHG and I have had no difficulty rising early in this nice Maui weather.
Heck, I haven't even dozed off in the late afternoon or early evening.

joeh said...

I only need about -6 hours of sleep at night.


Of course I need my 10 am and 3 pm naps.

Brighton Pensioner said...

So just when can I expect the baseball season to start, Skip?

(BTW, your comments are never advised to me in emails, although everyone else's are!)