Late Nights

Hello World

Are we caught up right now in late nights every night, as there just ain’t much else to do?

Are we going to make sure we stay up late every night as that is the only time everyone else in our home is quiet?

Are we not interested right now in using this time wisely to get more deep rest and Sleep to knock out some of the exhaustion we have?

Are we resigned to the fact that if we have to stay indoors against our wishes, then we may as well do what we want, like late nights?

Are we hating the fact that we are being told to stay in and so late nights from now on is the way to go as it’s our choice, not anyone telling us?

Are we furious that with less freedom and rights to do as we want, we need screen time to give us some comfort during the night time?

Are we finding living a Double Life a bit difficult right now as we are exposed with others all around 24/7, but late nights make it possible?

Are we not able to conduct our Vices and Secrets with everyone under the same roof, so our Solution is late nights every night now?

Are we feeling yuk because we were planning our usual nights out boozing and socialising and suddenly we just can’t do that right now?

Are we feeling stuck indoors as going out to the pub has suddenly been taken away and we notice the cans of beer are going well into the night?

Are we aware that our bodies are copping it with our excess late nights, that come with more munching and rest-less-ness than ever before?

Are we bothered about the real cost to our Health and Wellness in the coming years because we have got our Sleep stuff totally upside down?

Are we making sure we abuse ‘work hours’ because we cannot be policed by our employer right now, so late nights are on our agenda?

Are we on edge with the new working from home schedule, that come the end of the day we need a late night to wind down with our screentime?

Are we giving ourselves a hard time as we need some relief from this home schooling thing and the only time is late nights from now on?

Are we so busy sleeping during the day because of the late nights now, that we cannot get a hold on what the kids are getting up to in the day?

Have we gone bonkers with the children and forgot that they need a routine and rhythm, regardless of what is going on in the world right now?

Have we given up within a few days with the teenagers as they are not adhering to any rules and are doing late nights and we can’t stop them?

Have we slacked off with all the normal house rules that apply, because we see no point as no one is listening – so late nights it is?

Have we Lost the Plot with this late night business as everyone in the house is not waking up at a reasonable time and seem to be off track?

Have we always been into late nights and struggle Waking Up, so with the lockdown in place, it is easy to stay in bed all day, because we can?

Have we noticed that our Sleep issues have got worse since the ‘stay indoors or else’ curfew and our late nights are getting even later?

Have our late nights affected all areas of our lives and in particular the work output that we just cannot seem to get a handle on?

Have we clocked it, that we are not feeling great inside our heads with all these late nights and no routine of getting up every morning?

Have we realised we are no longer concerned what happens to our body or what the consequences of late nights will do to us down the road?

Do we need the late night buzz and stimulation from the screen, as it serves as our relief from the stresses of the day time?

Do we love late nights as all the movies we wanted to watch are available every single night, as there is no getting up early for work the next day?

Have we registered how short our fuse is in the daytime with the kids, because we keep staying up late at night watching TV?

Have we found we are seriously addicted to Social Media more than ever before and it’s going well into the night time now?

Have we made the choice to have ‘me time’ well into the night as a form of self medication as we feel we have no space in the day?

Have we been an early riser with a routine and rhythm that has suddenly disappeared overnight and it’s now late nights and even later getting up?

Have we become more anxious because we are in our homes and we don’t like the restrictions this brings, so we use late nights to escape?

With everything that is going on right now –

How many of us are currently experiencing more late nights than ever before and it seems to have happened suddenly?

How many of us are breaking the rules and going outside because after a late night, the very thought of staying in with the rellies is way too much?

How many of us are seconded to this ‘working from home’ because we have no choice, but find ourselves distracted way into the night with online streaming of all the latest flicks we can watch?

How many of us are uncertain about our future, so we stay up way too late and not bother going to Sleep, like it is no longer important?

How many of us love the late nights and all the stimulations and distractions it brings, but we hate the knock on effect the next day?

How many of us feel frustrated that we can no longer upload our x rated snaps late into the night as no one seems to be that interested?

How many of us feel trapped with our late night addiction to Online Shopping and we just cannot wake up to take the parcel deliveries?

How many of us have switched daytime betting shop to night time online gambling, when our house members won’t know what we are up to?

How many of us find we have more time to mess about on Social Media, with late nights being our new normal during these lockdown days?

How many of us are finding that our late nights are where the excess Alcohol consumption is happening?

How many of us are upping the Alcohol intake late into the night, as it helps to numb us so we don’t think about what is really going on for us?

How many of us are worried about where the stock Marijuana is going to come from in the coming weeks as we need it to zone out at night?

How many of us are finding that we are over-eating in the night, like there is going to be a shortage in the months ahead?

How many of us have changed our night time movements recently – as our behaviour seems odd to how we would normally live?

Example – we would wake up and get ready for work, but now with the lockdown we can’t be asked to even brush our teeth, let alone get dressed. We stay up late as we are bored with the thought that this way of life maybe for a few months or even the rest of this year.

How many of us have a responsibility that needs to be “upped” right now, but instead we have deviated into late nights like it doesn’t matter?

How many of us have simply forgotten what our Priority is right now as we have got carried away with our late nights?

Dear World

What is our relationship with late nights?

Are we losing it or have we Lost the Plot?

Do we need to get back on the reality wagon and Get on With It?

In other words – do we need to stick to our routine and rhythm and not drop our standards, just because the world currently dictates for us to be inside and do less social stuff interacting with the world outside?

How are our late nights today going to affect us down the road – in the weeks or months to come?

Is this a Question we ALL need to consider, contemplate and ponder on?

 

 

 

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  1. My sleep issues I reckon started from the age of around 5 years old. I remember it was a time when my parents separated. It left me confused, hurt and anxious because I had no idea why my father left the home. I would be awake in my bed until the early hours some nights and feel exhausted when I was in school.

    Roll into my teenage years and it was no better, My sister and I started to stay up late watching television and the following day we could barely move from the sofa. My mother would tell us to go to bed by 8pm, but we spent the night (we shared a room) laughing and talking nonsense.

    From 19 years old I started to smoke with Alcohol thrown in and so my three hours sleep a night began and went on most nights. I would watch television, drink and smoke and party almost every weekend.

    I knew I needed sleep desperately, but I chose to IGNORE this and carried on with little regard for my health and well being. At times I felt like I wanted to cry (I did on some occasions) because I felt so EXHAUSTED. I was Angry all the time with people and life in general. Not a surprise. The reality was I chose to stay up late and trash my body. No one was telling me to do it.

    Fast forward to 2010 and with the support and help from the author of this blog I started to look at my sleep patterns. I developed a life long poor sleep pattern and it was really not good. In fact it was an Emergency as my body was seriously breaking down. I ended up with a Thyroid condition that was so severe it felt like my heart was jumping out of my body most days.

    I was given a sleep programme. I started with going to bed at 11pm say for one week then week two 10.30pm and so on. Each week I would ensure I was in bed earlier than the week before. I did not find it easy at first. I felt overwhelmed by the thought of going to bed early because I never had done. It took me a year to be able to CONSISTENTLY go to bed early.

    Fast forward 10 years later and I have a sleep pattern that is easy for me now and I go to bed early. If I do go to bed late if I am working late for instance, I ensure I adjust my week where I go to bed an hour earlier or sometimes 2 hours for a few days to ensure my body is not exhausted. My job is tough at times so my body does need the Deep Rest.

    This is now an important part of my daily living. I now have vitality and my thyroid condition has reversed. Early nights for me are the REAL DEAL something I never thought would happen.

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