Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Overheard in the Kitchen:

Me: "I didn't sleep well at all last night."

RX: "That's because you don't practice."

12 comments:

maddmedic said...

SO thats all it takes??
Practice??
Geeze I'll start right now!!

reflectoscope said...

I suppose with enough practice I could get to Carnegie Hall... for a nap.

Jim

Boat Guy said...

Dunno. I used to be really good at sleepin. I could do it anywhere; back of a six-by on a rough dusty road, bench behind the firing line at a pistol range...
Now, however, it seems to be much harder - and if I wake up it's hell resuming slumber.
Guess it's just a case of usin up all the good sleep practice too young...

DaveFla said...

I'm learning fast to follow the advice my mother gave me about sleep in one's fifth decade: if quality slips, increase frequency. Those twenty minute naps between supper and the post-prandial evening walk seem to be making a difference.

Anonymous said...

all joking aside get checked for sleep apnea. I did and now i sleep like a dead man, very soundly. That sleep study was the best thing i have done for myself in years.

Walt

Anonymous said...

Boatguy:

Know what ya mean. When I was in the Gov't Canoe Club, on the Galveston (CLG-3) my Condition Two station was on the shell deck of turret two. Between fire missions we would flake out where we could. My favorite was to climb up on the shell ring--the 6" shells were stacked point up--and wiggle around until I got comfortable, put my folded jacket under my head for a pillow, and I was out in seconds--until the phone talker yelled "Fire mission!" Load XXX!!" Then it was back to work...

cap'n chumbucket

Matt G said...

Walt, you're making me think about doing just that.

Hat Trick said...

I'll second Walt on the sleep apnea but you don't fit the usual physical type which was described to me as typical offensive lineman.

Stan in Minnesota said...

Hat Trick, that's why stereotypes are dangerous. All though MOST peole with sleep apnea are of the large verity not all are. There are more then a few questionnaires on the net which can help a person decide if they should consult a doctor. This is from a hosehead for 10 years now.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Sleep is just an evil curse used by Vampires so they can get to the OTHER OTHER OTHER White Meat: YOU!

Pleasant Dreams.

Justthisguy said...

That's what I like about Bobby, among other things; she's even weirder than you.

Jim said...

Not all apnea is obstructive. It can also be neurological and will happen when you're awake. I have both. That means that I'll stop breathing while awake, then gasp for breath. Not pleasant when your mouth is full of cigar smoke...