Have you ever taken a nap and woke up the next day?

@jerzgirl (8058)
Gloucester City, New Jersey
September 14, 2008 9:56am CST
OMG!! I couldn't believe it. I take naps off and on throughout the day because of the meds I take and because of the disability I have, but they usually only last a couple of hours at most. But, the day before yesterday - I don't know what the h*ll happened, but I must have died or something, I swear!! And, I hadn't even taken the medication yet that usually makes me sleepy. I had been running a lot of errands during the day, so hadn't had a chance to lie down all day. Plus I've been fighting off a cold, so I was plain wore out! Around 4PM, I finally did get to lie down and fell asleep almost right away. Well, when I woke up, it was dark. Not too surprising considering how late I fell asleep. But, then I looked at the clock...2:30AM!!!! OMFG!!! Did I die????? My friend in New Jersey said it might have been the cough medicine I was taking. I don't know. I just know that it completely blew my mind that I had slept that long and missed so much of the day! Even my cat Screamer didn't know what to do about it since it threw HER timing off as well! (Poor baby. Mama slept right through dinner!) So, have you ever just been exhausted and took a nap that you thought would be short so you could regroup only to learn it was the next day when you woke up? Or any kind of surprise when you woke up that you didn't expect when you laid down?
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@ElicBxn (60907)
• United States
14 Sep 08
I did that not all that long ago. I lay down about 2 p.m., staggered to the bathroom around 10 p.m. and it was about 5 a.m. that I finally woke up - I knew I hadn't been feeling well, but sleeping 15 hours was way extreame!
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• United States
14 Sep 08
HI ElicBxn: its amazing isn't it? when we do that? Our bodies just sorta shut down that is the term I always use, my body is shutting down.... a normal sleep time for me is maybe 4-6 hours, the pain in my neck and back is what keeps me flipping around so much, ( lack of sleep) I'm sorta afraid to "post" anything here comment wise after the earlier freaky thing happening on the puter..ROTFL! INSERT THE TWILIGHT ZONE MUSIC....Doooooo doo doo doooo do doooo doo!!!!!! LOLOL!
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@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
14 Sep 08
Hi Elic. I'd like to introduce my friend, Janice. This was actually HER discussion, but somehow my computer, that she borrowed, jumped from her log in to mine just as she posted it. Believe me - it is confusing because it just did the same thing to me when I responded to another discussion. The box was under MY name, but it posted under HERS. I don't think letting another myLotter use my computer is a good idea anymore, do you?
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@ElicBxn (60907)
• United States
14 Sep 08
I hear ya - just before my roomie - dark4eyes - joined, I had to use her computer to get into my account. For the longest she was having her account log out and mine log on - even tho I was signed on on my computer.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
14 Sep 08
No I can't say that I have ever taken a nap and woke up the next day. I agree, you were give out and the meds for your cough could have had something to do with it. It has been a long time for me but I have taken a nap and woke up all confused thinking it was the next day and couldn't figure out in my head why it was so bright. hahaha
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• United States
14 Sep 08
LOL! Well I do that too all the time, when I do lay down to nap, sometimes its only been a few minutes and sometimes its an hour or two yes even three and when you first wake up its like OMG! what day is it? what time is it? very strange feeling isn't it? oh by the way I love the cat on your photo; Beautiful!!!
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
14 Sep 08
Thank you for the comment on my cat. She is specail, got her when she was a kitten and is 14 yrs old now.
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• United States
14 Sep 08
Really? Wow! I hope my Screamer lives a long healthy life, for I dearly love her; I have three cats and two dogs my baby Screamer lives with me here, and my other two are out at my Dad's farm; with my two dogs...I had to move over a year ago and can only have two pets here, I have it set up for one dog and my one special cat, Screamer...she is my baby.... when I get the time I will be adding her pics to my photo's page and stuff here, just haven't quite had the time, but I love this black cat I found with the purple border, which is what I am using; I am sure I will be seeing more of you on here; but your cat is very beautiful!
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• Canada
14 Sep 08
You were obviously tired and needed the sleep for your body not to wake you up . I have never had this happen because there would be no chance of laying down and not waking up for the simple fact that when I do try to lay down there is always one of my children who needs me for something or my husband has to come tell me something or the phone rings and it is for me or someone comes to visit and they need me to get up lol . There is so much going on that laying down is often more of a way to relax then get any sleep in my house :)
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• United States
14 Sep 08
Hi Samtaylorskykierajen, Yeah I really was tired, this silly virus just won't leave my body I swear it won't; You think you are better, and sorta try to do things like a normal person and then suddenly you are wore out; I don't have any kids to wake me up nor a husband, only the people that come and bang on my door wanting money...LOL! ( loan places) I owe payments pffttt! when I am really really tired, I turn my phone off or bury the darn thing under pillows in my front room, and leave the answering machine on of course; after all I do need that in case something happens and my Dad needs me, but GOOD THING he didn't the other day...I would've felt really bad.(G)!
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@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
14 Sep 08
Hi Sam, etc! Yes, DreamWeaverJan is the originator of this particular discussion. I had let her use my computer while she was visiting, but apparently it confused the life out of it because her second discussion (this one) posted under MY name even though I wasn't logged on and don't have "sleeping" as my interest!! And, just now, when I went to respond to another discussion, it responded as Jan and not as ME!! Even though I WAS logged on!!!! I'm beginning to feel woozy, I think. I'd take a nap, but I'm afraid HER nap cycle will rub off like her login did!!! LOL
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• United States
15 Sep 08
its now Monday 6;00 p.m. my time ( central time) I was just re-reading over this , all of our posts and the many responses its generated, and you know what? I just started lauging...this"blog" discussion, whatever name you want to give it just kinda reads like a drunken mess...LOL! The poor people that see this and if they read through all the posts, must be just as puzzled as we are Jerzgirl...LMAO!! THAT'LL teach us huh?? any mylotter's that are friends and you visit each other, DON'T use the same computer, MYLOT will blow chunky monkeys and we become each other...its just so strange but yet so funny too!!! OMG!!! psstt!! I still say its Jerzgirl's fault...her puter's fault.. (WWWENOG)! you can't smack me girlfriend I"m home now..ha!
• Philippines
14 Sep 08
Hi there jerzgirl! I believe this happened to me twice or thrice already. On one instance, I was really very exhausted and so I decided to take a late afternoon nap (about 5pm) in my room. To my surprise, when I woke up, I saw the time and it was already 530am. Yeah, few minutes before my alarm would ring. I asked my mom why they did not wake me up for dinner. She told me that they did try waking me up for dinner several times but I slept like a baby.
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@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
14 Sep 08
Hi Dolce - That was my friend, Janice. Please see previous responses and her response under #3 for a very confusing explanation of what happened. I still don't know how it did it, but it did. Thank you for responding, though! I hope you check out Jan's discussions as well. She's very new, so doesn't have quite as many as I do, but is hoping to get better as she goes.
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• Malaysia
14 Sep 08
Sometimes I take nap but only wake up the next day. I thought want to have short nap but didn't wake up. I was so tired and sleep until I didn't notice the time. It happen two days ago. I suppose to meet my friend 8.30pm but didn't go because I was sleeping. I thought want to have short nap but didn't wake until 2.30am.
• United States
14 Sep 08
HI there: Yes yes exactly! I guess more of us have done this huh? Glad to know I'm not the only that one that just zonks out! I've even had people bang on my door and I don't hear them I'm in such a deep sleep ; but then other times I am a light sleeper...I'm just one weird person...LOL what can I say?
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@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
14 Sep 08
Janice - you started something that's habit forming! Mom went to bed last night at 7:30 and didn't get up until 9 this morning! What the heck did you bring into the house? Tse-tse sickness????
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• United States
15 Sep 08
{{Ravinder18}} hi there: thanks for sharing your experience, its just crazy isn't it? and {{Jerzgirl}}, I think we just wore out your mom with our silliness; and laughing and so on,??? She just needed some good rest...
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@jde005 (65)
• United States
15 Sep 08
Yes I must say that there are plenty times I have taken a nap and awaken the next day. LOL Sad but true but more than often I have taken a nap midday and awaken hours later thinking it was the next morning only to come to grips that it really was not. LOL I must say the times that this has occurred I must admit that I was EXTREMELY tired and you must have been extra tired yourslef!! LOL
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• United States
15 Sep 08
HI {{jde005}} Wow you too?? I think many of us are just way too sleep deprived you know? the way I feel right now I think I could do it again if I went and laid down; I'm exhausted! thanks for sharing your story with us:
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@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
15 Sep 08
I'm so scared to even try doing this - I am afraid it will post as YOU, DreamWeaver. I don't want to be in trouble for something I didn't do wrong!!! JDE, I wanted to say that this is actually Janice's discussion, and thanks for responding. She was logged in on my computer while visiting (she's home now) and this stupid computer jumps from one log in to another - so when she wrote this discussion, it had jumped from HER to ME but she didn't know it. And, just a couple minutes ago, I responded to an earlier comment and dammed if it wasn't under HER name instead of MINE! It's really getting frustrating because I keep making sure I'm logged in, but it magically switches somewhere along the way. Thankfully, Elic said it happened to her when her roommate used her computer, so I know I'm not going crazy - but it's sure as heck gonna DRIVE me crazy if it keeps up!!!
• United States
15 Sep 08
{{Jde}}, I swear I thought I was "computer addicted" but I think old Jerzgirl answers emails in her sleep...LOL! No joke! its like she has this built in radar..."ding"...and she's racing to the machine to see what or who just IM'd her or emailed her.... I can be more of a "stinker" cause I'm home now, and she can't reach me to bap me upside my head...ha! if I could I'd spend a week with her...we would have so much fun! she's a "hoot"!!!!
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@nlcapricorn (1115)
• Philippines
15 Sep 08
Oh really? I never experience like that! Maybe i was not able to experience in my whole life that i am so so much tired. Besides my work is just light. I even have the time for my lotting while at work. YOu are not die on that. The reason behind is you are tired and you sleep at 4Pm possibly you had a very deep sleep without you knowing thats its in the next day. lol
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• United States
15 Sep 08
HI nlcapricorn: Yeah I beat my all time record, I thought my 3-4 hr. naps was bad, but that afternoon I think I did just sorta die off there... very very deep sleep; The way I feel now I could do it again today, but I really don't want to be up at midnight and be awake all that time ya know? so gotta try to stay awake here as long as I can...ha!
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• Philippines
16 Sep 08
What had happen to you is really strange. lol.. You stay awake in there. Keep on asnwering comments for you to stay awake.
• United States
16 Sep 08
HI there nlcapricorn: LOL! I'm trying I'm trying I did make it yesterday without a nap at all, and I was dog-a$$ tired too, so that was a record for me: I must be getting somewhat better from that miserable virus I've been fighting all month long; OH that's great that you can access the internet while at work, Cool!! When I was still working at old Wally world aka Walmart, we couldn't do that, 'in fact the system was not set up at all for that; and I doubt that has changed since I've been away from there when I went on disability back in 1999; that company has changed so much, but that's another topic for another day..LOL! take care and ttyl;
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
15 Sep 08
Hey jerz, I have done that many times. I have layed down for a nap and the next thing I know it's way later than I thought and my cats are screaming at me because it's way past dinner time and they don't understand why they haven't been fed yet. In fact, I kinda did that today. I haven't been feeling well this weekend and I usually stay up really late at night and respond to emails and yesterday I was in bed from the afternoon up until tonight which is so not like me. I slept all afternoon and I don't even think I'll be on here late tonight because I'm still not feeling too well. I kinda lose track of time when I take a nap in the afternoon or stay up late at night and sleep late in the afternoon especially it I don't have anywhere that I have to go.
• United States
15 Sep 08
HI {{OPAL26}} if you have time go back up to the beginning of the conversation here and read the freaky things going on here...I am a friend of Jerzgirl... and visited her, used her computer to post on here and well LMAO its just been a mess since then, she is me, I'm her, sometimes I'm me, sometimes she is herself..OMG!! the sad thing is I'M HOME....she is AT HER PLACE, and she just emailed me that its STILL going back and forth, I've not even looked at her posts to see whats going on yet...LOL! I'M AFRAID!!! HA! but nice to meet you, hope I get to again as ( myself) LOL! so you are a cat lady too huh? Great! Me too! I need to get my babies downloaded and put into my photo's on here....will try to do that sometime today after I rest a bit...ttyl
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• United States
16 Sep 08
Hi again Opal: I gotta "bump" into here a minute so I can answer Wendy (G)! Wendy hehee I know you want so badly for that to be happening on my end, on my machine, you could come down here to visit me, but even if you did, My computer is well trained ( WEG)...I don't know the program system you use, otherwise I could offer some helpful tips, but on my baby, she's set up way differently; I can dump out my files, which I do daily and I use firefox and on and on and on; Nope it wouldn't do that here sorry..THANK GOD!!!!! I do hope your machine/mylot/ get it back together soon for ya! I feel your pain I do, but its still funny; ( sorry)!!! LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! {{hugs}}}
• India
14 Sep 08
lol hell yeah its happened with me alright. M doin a course of architecture and Me and my college mates were working in a intercollege competition. We used to stay back in college after hours and even stay for the night, it was like we almost started living in college, stay up at late nights completing the competition work and sleeping late and getting up early to attend lectures, as profs used to screw our case for not attending their lectures and doing the competition work as it was a extra curriculum activity we use to sleep for only 2 hours daily. after all the things were over, i returned home one day after more than a month totally exhausted. it was almost 7 in the morning. i told my mom not to give me breakfast and i just lied down and god knows when i fell asleep and when i woke up it was 7.30Am. after seeing the time i thought "good i just slept for half an hour". Lol and it was then after taking the newspaper in hand i realised it was the next day, and i was shocked. i thought to myself what the hell just happened.!! ITS THE NEXT DAY!! what the hell happened and then my mom told me that i had slept for 24 hours continuous!!!!!
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• United States
14 Sep 08
Wow! You beat my record!!! you slept for 24 hrs...I can't even imagine that, my poor body would be so stiff they'd have to get a crane to yank me up outta bed; Wow!! thanks for sharing your story; its a very odd feeling though isn't it?? to sleep for so long I mean...( for me ) its just a weird feeling;
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@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
14 Sep 08
Wow - I agree with Jan! That's one really long sleep - it would scare the hell out of me to think I'd lost that much time and couldn't account for it (even if someone did tell me I was in the bed the whole time). Just scary! But, with all the studying and focus on studies, you probably wore yourself out so much your body needed to re-group!
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• India
15 Sep 08
yeah man, i was damn tired :P n it was begging for sleep which i didnt pay attention.. lol it was a scary moment for me. lol.
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@Hatley (164357)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Sep 08
hi jerzgirl oh yes I took a nap one afternoon as I had not slept well the night before. i woke up and it was pitch black outside and I was so hungry. I didnt even know where i was at first then got oriented and it was four oclock in the morning. oh myg. then I could not get back to sleep for hours. I had been feeling ill so was on antibiotics. they must have made me super'drowsy.
@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
14 Sep 08
Hi Patsie - when Janice gets back online, I'll have her pop in to add her response, but believe it or not, this was HER discussion. She is DreamWeaverJan (Janice) and borrowed MY computer to do a few myLot discussions. Well, the poor computer went haywire and jumped from her login to mine on her second discussion (this one). Then, a little bit ago, it jumped from MY login to HERS when I was responding to Spark's discussion. I have no idea how it can log in when you're logged off, but it sure has been doing it - and I don't think I'll ever allow another myLotter on my computer again! It really jinxed it!!
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• United States
14 Sep 08
Hi Hatley: I think My friend and I are just "freaking" out everyone today on here, its gotten kinda funny though .... Yes if you are taking antibiotics we have to watch out for them, I should know better too as I am on so much "stuff" but even when I've not been on a lot of meds, there are times when I've just had a really really really long nap; Hope to talk to you again sometime...
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• Philippines
15 Sep 08
Yes, i have experienced this. Way back in college when we were doing our projects, it was so tiring that when my classmates left the house, i took a nap, that was in the afternoon and then i woke the next morning.
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• United States
15 Sep 08
Hi {{summersent}}, Yeah I can believe that! I would guess a lot of college students experience this; Too much stress ( for me) if I had to do something like that these days....I admire anyone that is in College and or has been to College and gotten through all the hard work and studying they have to do; Bravo to them!! thanks for sharing!
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@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
15 Sep 08
Yes it happened to me and I remember that I was really very tired that time. Well since I really get irritated whenever they wake me in the middle of my sleep, they didn't woke me up that time when i was taking a nap. Maybe you were really tired back then and maybe having that long sleep has helped you recover.
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• United States
15 Sep 08
Hi Magojordan: I hate to get woke up too when I am napping or "sleeping at night", makes me cranky...LOL! thanks so much for sharing!
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@SunnyV (13)
• United States
15 Sep 08
I few Saturdays ago, I laid down to take a nap at 6:45 p.m., woke up and it was 3:45 a.m. I was really tired after coming home from massage therapy clinic, told myself I would go to sleep for about an hour. I didn't get to do any of the things I had wanted to around the house so at 3:45 I pretty much stayed up and started my day. I'm not on meds, I just pretty much have been burning the candle at both ends. : )
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• United States
15 Sep 08
HI {{SunnyV}}, Yep that will do it too, our bodies just sort of shut down and we need to sleep, one way or another, we have to rest, thank you for sharing your story here:
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@Amberina (1541)
• United States
15 Sep 08
I take meds that make me tired too and the other day I took a nap and woke up 4 hours later! I thought it was morning and it took me a good hour to actually wake up enough to think straight LOL.
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• United States
15 Sep 08
Hi Amberina: Yeah those 4 hour naps are kinda the norm for me 3-4 hrs. pathetic I know...LOL! You say it took you a good hour to wake up afterwards? sounds like some of my meds (G)! I hate that too, that dopey doped up feeling...pity we can't just shake like a dog does when they are wet, shake ourselves and wake up..LOL! thanks for sharing!!
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@annjilena (5620)
• United States
15 Sep 08
wow you must have been tired i done that before and woke up the next day also that happen only when you was very tired when we get older we need a lot rest.
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• United States
15 Sep 08
HI there {{Annjilena}} thats for sure, I am 47 years old, and feel like I'm going on 99+++ I have a lot of health issues and aches and mega pains in my wreck of a body....but yes I was really really tired that day, more than I had realized;
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• Singapore
15 Sep 08
I just did it yesterday. Timely discussion! It's probably due to tiredness. But it's no longer a surprise to me since I do that too often. I ignore my alarm clock. Which is bad. Haha. But it is indeed a pretty weird feeling altogether.
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• United States
15 Sep 08
HI Mygreenshoes: You say you just did this very thing?? LOL! I'm honestly amazed at how many responses this has drawn in, thank you so much for sharing your story too;!!
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• Philippines
15 Sep 08
LOL. It happens to me. A lot. Haha. What's worse is that it also happens when I have to review for the night! You know, the kind of thing where you haven't reviewed yet for the long exam your professor is going to give you the next day. Lucky me.:b
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• United States
15 Sep 08
HI Silverlilly; OH I can imagine that it would happen; I'm glad I don't have to do or worry about anything like that, Professor's and so on; good luck to you, and hang in there, ( get some sleep) (G)! thanks for sharing ;
• Philippines
28 Sep 08
Thanks for the support dreamweaverjan. :) I'll get through college! I will! LOL. Take care.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
15 Sep 08
Wow.. You must be very tired. Do have a good rest. It happened to me last weekend too. I turned in at 330am and intended to sleep for 7 hours and woke up at 1030am but in the end, I woke up at 1pm!! I did set my alarm but I totally didn't hear it. I couldn't even recall myself waking up to off the alarm. I am usually a light sleeper and I get awaken by the slightest noise but that morning, I was sleeping like a log.
• United States
15 Sep 08
HI Poohgal: Love your pink piggy there (G)! Yep! sounds like your body needed some extra sleep too didn't you? thanks for sharing your story; I think all of us just basically needs MORE SLEEP, & less stress and so on;
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
16 Sep 08
Hee. Thanks.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
17 Sep 08
n, don't think i have but woke up thinking it was the next day or not knoe what day it was. that's a wierd feeling to.
• United States
17 Sep 08
Hi Antiquelady: ( love your name) yes its a very very odd/strange feeling; to fall asleep for however many hours/then wake up and not have a clue, what day is this? what time is it? I keep my bedroom kinda dark as I have a west side window, that could be part of my problem huh? LOL! but it helps also to keep the "heat out" during the summer months...TOO HOT in there... thanks for sharing;
@chinniR (661)
• India
16 Sep 08
hi there, i have never did it once in my life. but once i slept by 9 in the night and got up the next day by 8 in the morning. then i freshened up and again slept and got up in the evening by 5. i just didn't know how i did that. i never had anything to eat in the middle also. i was feeling so sleepy at that time.
• United States
17 Sep 08
HI Chinnir: Wow! You had a real good sleep there too...(G)! You must've really needed your rest too there; I might be able to skip a meal once in a while, like when I'm sick, but my old guts would be a growling and a rumbling, FEED ME!!! FEED ME! get up , get up and feed me..LOL! thanks for sharing;