Ok what is it with this idea that you are getting enough sleep when you can wake up without an alarm? Who does that? Maybe if I set my alarm for 11am! Even when I go to bed early, and set the alarm for 8 – 9 hours later, the alarm always wakes me up. What is WITH you people and your freakish lack of need for alarm clocks? That’s why they make alarm clocks! Because we need them! Perhaps if I never had a class or meeting before 2pm then I wouldn’t need an alarm clock. But seriously! Getting 8 – 9 hours of sleep is NO guarantee that I will then wake up at the right time. Ha ha. I laugh upon your alarm-clock-not-needing! [#2 does not usually use alarm clocks, and even when she does use them, she usually wakes up before they go off.] [#1 sticks out her tongue at #2.]
I *always* feel groggy when I get up. And there is nothing wrong with my thyroid [#2, using her armchair internet skillz, suspects it’s a difficult to diagnose thyroid problem], I get plenty of vitamin D, I exercise several times per week (which only makes me MORE exhausted, but that’s a separate post). If I was pulled over on my way to work, I would fail a field sobriety test because I am uncoordinated and usually sleepy at that hour. I can’t even reliably touch my finger to my nose when stone-cold sober, and I do drive sleepy. I know I shouldn’t. But there’s no other way to get to work! Or, if I’m awake when going TO work, I’m very exhausted when coming home, which leaves the same problem.
Who’s with me?!?!?!?!?