I'm tired as hell, but can't take a nap?
March 17, 2009 4:57 PM Subscribe
I try all the crap like don't focus so much on the falling asleep, just focus on relaxation, breathing, fairly calm/neutral thoughts.
What gives? I was fucking tired today (around...2) when I went to take a nap, but after i'm in my bed for a few mins I'm suddenly awake. This is completely puzzling. How can I be tired when I go to bed (in a sorta dark room) and then it's like this sudden switch that says, no no ... don't do that because you'll actually feel better afterwards.
posted by isoman2kx to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This isn't the after lunch sleepiness or the tiredness that a lot of people experience around the early to mid afternoon hours, this is being tired as balls from a lack of sleep from my main sleep, lol. For what it's worth, I was doing some research via my sources in the pentagon today and discovered that caffeine's total lifespan is around 12 hours and it's half life of course is around 6 hours.
Most mornings, I just have a 60 mg caffeine packet to mix in a water bottle and that's it. This can vary around 8-10 am , but then that's it. If I'm tired the rest of the day, I'm tired the rest of the day. I don't get it. 60 mg isn't a high amount of caffeine by any stretch and considering that's all I have for the entire day, it shouldn't be that much of a nap deterrent. Then again, it might not even be the caffeine that's the nap deterrent.
I'm also aware of the properties of caffeine molecules that block adenosine receptors and thus prevent your brain from telling you you're tired. Yet, I'm clearly tired as hell according to my body and yet no sleep.
What do you think fellow metafilterians? Do I have the bubonic plague?