It is recommended to get 8 hours of sleep each day.
They probably meant 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. 8 hours of continuous sleep where you’re swept up in dreamland and you’re just…sleeping.
But like most of us, I don’t get 8 hours of sleep. I try to but when the Vine app is calling my name or Netflix is telling me that I only have 3 seasons of The Office before I finish the show, it’s hard to ignore their voices. For the past two days, I’ve gotten probably 10 hours of sleep in total.
That’s 5 hours of sleep for those who don’t want to do the simple math.
Or that’s 6 hours of sleep I should have gotten but I didn’t.
That’s 3 hours of lost sleep each day.
And because I lost 6 hours of sleep, I’m obviously tired. Because I’m tired, I lose interest in doing anything that requires a lot of activity or brain activity. While reading is an enjoyable and often, very relaxing pastime, it’s not one of my top activities I want to do when all I want is a nap.
Factor in homework, studying, and just napping, I’m hardly doing any reading during my spare time. The problem really is that I don’t get enough sleep so therefore, I lose interest in reading, and then I end up not reading for days.
Also, blog posts. I don’t write them because it takes a lot of effort on my part to write up book reviews.
Anyways, this is just an update on my reading life. I’ll definitely try to get more sleep soon. It’s affecting my schedule a lot. If you’re reading this, get some sleep.