||[Jun. 14th, 2005|06:24 am]
שירן shiranne シラーン 冉施安
I have reached the conclusion that the problem with Shabbat and Holidays is sleep.
On a typical Friday night I'll fall asleep around 10:30, and wake up around 12:30, getting approximately 14 hours of sleep. I eat lunch with the family at around 2ish, and bum around the house until about 4ish. Then I take a 3-4 hour nap. I wake up, Shabbat/Chag is over, and I rush to the computer/telephone. Overall, a satisfying day.
Now you might ask yourself, what could possibly be wrong with my sleeping schedule on these days? Sure, I'm essentially wasting 1/7 of my life away by following this weekly sleep cycle, but other than the disgusting nature of sleeping through 75% of a day, there is no real harm, is there?
And that, my friend, is where you are wrong. The harm lies in the following evening, night, and morning. You see, after sleeping so much on that Shabbat or Chag I am absolutely incapable of falling asleep at a normal, healthy hour. On some nights I am incapable of falling asleep at all.
It is now 6:41 am and I have been awake all night for no good reason.