Just one more minute......

@p1kef1sh (45640)
May 7, 2009 4:28pm CST
Do you go to bed when you're tired or do you force yourself to stay up when your body is screaming "I want to shut down"! I have to go to bed at a set time or I just struggle to function the next day. However, are you a "Just one more minute" person?
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
7 May 09
I am guilty of being a "just one more minute person". I am always like, "I will just watch this on TV or I will just do this chore or whatever and then I will hit the hay" Sometimes I do feel a little tired the next day because of my weird sleeping habits but it's nothing that a little nap here or there can't cure.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
8 May 09
I believe that in the days of old, the mattresses were stuffed with hay and poeple slept on the hay in the mattress. so to 'hit the hay' means to lay down on a mattress to sleep.
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
8 May 09
I wonder what it would be like to sleep on a mattress full of hay. That's on my to do list now
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 May 09
I slept ona straw matterss at school 40 years ago. I prefer a good sprung mattress thank you!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
7 May 09
I'm more set in my ways now that I am older. But all my life I have needed sleep to function. I am rubbish in the mornings before I have had my first cup of coffee, Feel much better after the second cup. So, no I don't force myself to stray awake when I need the sleep. I usually go to bed about 9 pm and then read or watch tv for an hour. I then watch the 10 pm lat news on a local channel and about 10.30 go to sleep. I don't fall asleep easily although I may be dog tires. I am awakened by the alarm clock by 6 am the folowing morning and this is the time that I could just sleep and sleep. Anyway, plenty of time to rest when we are six foot under
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 May 09
LOL. Now that's true, but no point in getting six foot under sooner than we need.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
11 May 09
Last night I stayed up until after 12 reading a an old Patricia Cornwall book,. I save her books and got lucky at a cancer society sale. I snatched four books at such a low price. It ws great! anyway, what were we saying? Oh yes, 6' under. Yepm would like to live at a decade longer but my children have permission to put me down if I get alzheimers or incontinent! Now if I could ever find and install spell check on MYlot my year would be made.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
7 May 09
hello p1kef1sh, i am the type of person that i have to have at least seven to eight hours of sleep at night time or i cannot make it the next day. lol and i am a just one more minute person the next morning when that my alarm clock awakens me. lol but i put my alarm clock across the room, where when that it goes off, i have to get up out of bed and turn it off, so when the alarm goes off, i automatically get on up and make coffee for the morning, instead of laying back down and going back to sleep. take care and have a beautiful afternoon.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
8 May 09
Less than 7 hours and I am grouch. I can get up though.
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@scorpio19 (1363)
7 May 09
I go when I'm tired, I work from home now but when I went out to work and it was a demanding job plus my kids were younger then I needed a set routine, so that meant a regular time for bed but not nowadays, my days are pretty much my own, my kids are older so take themselves off to school which now means I go to bed when I like..such a rebel I am!!! lol
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
8 May 09
You are a rebel Scorpio. I bet there are some nights when you stay up until gone 10!! LOL.
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• United States
7 May 09
I know my body and I have suffered with insomnia issues so I do my best to be in bed and ready for sleep by a certain time. I am not too rigid about the time but I know that if I move away from what is best for me it will make for a bad night's sleep as well as the next day feeling crappy.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
8 May 09
You sound like me. I hate to feel all grumpy the next day.
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
7 May 09
I've been known to be a just one more minute person. In the past, it was to play games... solitaire on windows.... and spider solitaire as well. I could waste HOURS at those games at one point. Now, I'm more likely to stay up to continue to chat with certain friends online. Even then, I reach a point where I can't see the screen clearly anymore, and have to retire for the night. That point tends to be around 10:30pm nowadays. LOL!
• Canada
7 May 09
Me too! I think we're gettin old. *cringes*
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
7 May 09
Perhaps... .but we sure still know how to ParTAY!!!!!!!! *passes the brownies*
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• Canada
9 May 09
DAMN STRAIGHT! *munch, munch* I loves brownies....
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• United States
7 May 09
I am more like the one more minute kind when it's time to wake up.*L* I go to bed about the same time every night, and fall right to sleep.
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• Canada
7 May 09
Hi Bo! I was wondering if you found an Annie Oakley for me yet?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 May 09
I do too Bo. But you know that!!
• Canada
7 May 09
I'm the 'just one more minute' type, unfortunately. That is probably why, I am an insomniac. So, I have to take something to force myself to go to sleep, because I will be useless the next day without my 7 hrs sleep. XXXXX
@p1kef1sh (45640)
8 May 09
I have to have 7 hours to be any use at all Annie. Have you tried counting sheep!!! LOL.
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• Canada
9 May 09
LOL! They're in the barn, not in my bedroom, silly.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
8 May 09
I sleep when sleep comes. I learned long ago not to force myself to be doing things when I am tired and the lesson has been well-learned. I once erased all my files simply because I was very sleepy.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 May 09
Gosh. That must have been a real headache. Better to know when to stop then.
@gemini_rose (16193)
8 May 09
For me to feel human in a day time I have to have 7 - 8 hours of sleep a night. I do set myself a bedtime but I never get there at that time because I am a one more minute person. I did the same thing last night, I had been determined to get to bed for 10.30-11.00pm but by the time I had finished faffing about on my facebook games it was past 11.30 before I got to bed, and now I feel lethargical and lazy today!!! I think it might have to be a computer day today and no housework.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 May 09
I have to have someone on myLot send me to bed at 10.30 Gemini. She gets shirty if she sees that I stay on. I just pack up and go when she tells me these days! Weird but it works! LOL.
• India
8 May 09
I am a "one more minute" person; sometimes, I have almost fallen asleep on the keyboard. Of course, I don't function well the next day, but that doesn't deter me from saying "just one more minute" to my sleepy body. :) Cheers and happy Mylotting
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 May 09
LOL. I've almost been there. I can only sleep in bed.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
8 May 09
i am that kind of person,i wait till the last moment when my sis starts yelling to get off from the computer.(the desktop is being shared by me and my sis and my kids)but what to do,i get some great ideas at the last moment which i need to put across!!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 May 09
Oh yes. The Boss says that she wants to come on here and I say "hang on 10 minutes! LOL.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
8 May 09
LOL--I'm a just one more minute person too, that turns into a few hours. I usually switch off my computer after a certain time, take my bath, and after my bath fix a late night snack and eat it while vegged out in front of the TV--my bed is calling to me...it's time for bed now...but I remain sitting in front of the tele like a zombie--I'm honestly trying to change my dumb habits and not succeeding very well
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 May 09
I hardly ever watch TV except when I can't sleep. Even then it's on, but I'm not computing really.
• United States
7 May 09
I force myself to stay awake. I know that it probably isn't healthy, but I only have time to study after the kids are asleep. I have learned to survive on three hours sleep.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 May 09
Wow. That's not much sleep. Do take care and good luck with your studies.
@dorypanda (1584)
8 May 09
I'm a good fishy and I do normally go to my bedy-byes when I'm tired, even during the day if I'm in, it's not good to just fall asleep at my desk or in a cubicle at college, although, if I'm having a massage I do sometimes fall asleep at college, it's very good there you know, one of the few courses where they don't mind if you fall asleep during lessons! ;D
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 May 09
I have to lie down to sleep Dory. But I could do it if I was being massaged - except I am ticklish.
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@dorypanda (1584)
10 May 09
The offer of an holistic massage is still open Uncle Fishy. :) Just let me know if you ever manage to get here.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
10 May 09
I am totally a in a minute kind of person and push that minute as far as I can also. I try to stay awake so long that I just fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. I used to go to bed same time as my husband but now I don't since I have a computer now. Before I used to just toss and turn till I fell asleep. I don't like getting my daily exercise though tossing and turning most the night till I am tired enough to go to sleep.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
10 May 09
LOL. Poor Becky. All that tossing and turning. You've told me before how you go at a different time to hubby.
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• United States
9 May 09
I have very odd sleeping patterns and I have trouble sleeping even when I am tired it takes me forever to get to dreamland,I think the reason that happens is my mind is totally cluttered and racing it's very active and hard to turn off,the only time I fall right to sleep is if I didn't get enough the night before.So I end up puttering about till I feel ready to sleep oand my mind is finally shutting down.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 May 09
I shurt down quickly, but then an hour or two in it all leaps up again! Then I'm awake for an hour or two! Grrrrr.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
9 May 09
At first I thought you might have been making a public wish for an extension to your lovemaking record! What a shame as getting up to 3 minutes a session really would have been wonderful! I'm DEFINITELY a "just one more minute" person and have no discipline whatsoever when it comes to going to bed at a set time each night. It's always one more response, or one more commercial break, or one more goat fondle.....
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 May 09
or Panda spank. That's usually quite tiring to we older chaps! Darn Panda won't sit still. Flops all over the place. 3 minutes? I wish!!
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@marepo (113)
• Italy
8 May 09
I try stay up when i'm tired and I sometimes make it Last night also my eyes and me they were closed I told myself :Still one minute!Because I wanted finish to write a mail,but I have not made it last night! My eyes were closed and at the end I have collapsed on the keyboard of the pc,for then to decide to go in bed me
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 May 09
I should think so too. I hope that you got a good night's sleep.
@dragon54u (31615)
• United States
8 May 09
I stay up till I'm sleepy then I go to bed. It might be midnight, it might be 1AM. But I do plan to get on a schedule so that I can take advantage of the mornings. Sometimes I'm up at 7, sometimes 9. I'd like to get up around 6. I know what you mean about struggling the next day. Some nights I can barely sleep at all and the next day is miserable. Sleep is so important!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 May 09
Sleep is very important. I am useless without it. I'm not that special with it!!!