If anyone is wondering why I went silent over the weekend, wonder no more. I awoke around 15:00 Saturday afternoon, had something to eat, felt exhausted, and went back to bed for a quick nap. I woke again at 20:30, and promptly fell back asleep again, waking some time just after midnight. I got up, had something to eat, and went back to bed again. Believe it or not, I slept through pretty much until Sunday afternoon. I do remember fleeting consciousness several times during this epic rest, but mostly it was a deep sleep, with plenty of dreaming.
Now, a normal person would think I must have felt very rested on Sunday. Alas, I did not. Several weeks of attaining just a few hours of sleep a day has meant I am still in sleep deficit. I was extremely tired when I woke on Sunday afternoon, without any semblance of energy, and I was tempted to have another nap, but I knew if I did I would not sleep before my tutorial this morning. I stayed up until 3:00 a.m. As it happens, I only managed 3 hours sleep before the tutorial, and two hours after. I made it to work, but I feel utterly depleted of energy; it’s hard to keep my eyes open; and I am craving my bed. I’ve had an espresso coffee to which I added (a lot of cold) milk so as not to alarm my digestive system in order to stay alert, but I hope the effects of the caffeine will wear off by the time I go to bed tomorrow.
I hope I am able to attain a good amount of sleep this week, as I don’t think I can keep going without adequate rest. At some point, I feel I will just … well … collapse.
I hope my readers had a good weekend, too.