Both during school and summertime, it takes me forever to open my eyes, and once I open my eyes I lay there for a good 20-40 minutes doing nothing...
On school days I wake up around the afternoon/lunchtime, and I'm usually half asleep every day in the summer... but it always takes me at least 3 hours to wake up after once leaving the bed.
Last edited by peureux; 2012-Aug-07 at 11:16 PM.
It takes a good 1/2 hr. to an hour from the time I wake up to the time I'm actually more or less ready to get out of bed. Then another hour or two after that before my stomach is ready for any food.
Et tu BAUT? Quantum mutatus ab illo.
A friend of mine who is not a morning person can get up, get dressed, and hold an apparently intelligent conversation without ever being truly awake. Her mother said she once asked, "Mom, am I in the shower?"
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On his way to the bathroom, his sister asked him what he wanted for dinner. Confused why she'd care in the morning what he wanted for dinner, and annoyed that she was interrupting him when he was already running late, he yelled at her to leave him alone and that he'd just figure it out after school.
That's where it all broke down. Turns out, it was 7:30 PM, and the dawn light was actually dusk light. He had only slept for about 45 minutes, but was so groggy when he woke up that it felt like he had slept all night. Ooops.
One morning at college (same year as the Jackson Five guys, come to think of it), I get to breakfast, and my across the hall neighbor started the conversation thus:
"See what I mean about 3ams?"
"The 3am fire alarm... Last night..."
[still looking blank]
"Wha... you didn't evacuate?"
I should explain that my across the hall neighbor was Campus Police, and there was a standing 50 dollar fine for not evacuating for a fire alarm/drill.
"No, wait. I saw you outside."
Which was news to me. I had no recollection whatsoever of the alarm, let alone being outside. But, thinking about it, I realized that my keys hadn't been where I'd left them the night before, and neither were my slippers. Apparently, I never woke up, but evacuated anyway.
A couple of weeks ago, I found out my son's sleeping bag is pretty close to waterproof and exactly how fast I can wake up. My two boys and I were camping with the cub scouts, sleeping in a huge canvas tent sitting on pallets. Last year my older son decided to take a midnight sleep walk, so I figured out away to stop him this year.
I made a make shift cot for myself across the front of the tent, my head and feet were resting on the two cots and a storage box under my back. It was actually very comfortable and no one was getting out of the tent without going over me. Or so I thought...
The second night it thunder stormed. At the first clap of thunder, my older son sort of woke up and mumbled "What was that?" I answered he dozed off. The next clap woke up my younger son and he asked the same question. Within an hour I knew it was going to be long night, every five minutes the same question came up:
Child one alternating with Child two: "Dad, what was that?"
Me: "It was just thunder. Go back to sleep."
The second and third hour went the same way. About 2 hours before dawn, something unexpected happened. My older son said "Help! Oh God Help!" then silence.
I sat bolt upright and flipped on my flashlight. He wasn't just gone, the sheet on his cot was gone, the pillow was gone, his sleeping bag was also gone and I hadn't felt a thing. Needless to say, I was wide awake and running around the tent in the rain. I found him outside lying on the ground, curled up in a ball, fast asleep, in the rain. Somehow he managed to fall between the tie-down straps holding the tent to the pallet.
I didn't bother to go back to sleep after that.
The nightmare fuel punchline? This camp is on Crystal Lake and is actually one of the places they filmed Friday the 13th. The cabins that were used for the movie were few feet from where we were sleeping. A older horror film was made there and that one feature totem poles that were at the edge of our camp site.
'That was tops! Who's not good at math? I was all, "Four!"' - Finn, Adventure Time.
It all depends on how I've been awakened. If it's naturally, I'm usually groggy for about the first five minutes, then I go from groggy to clear in the fifth minute. If it's an emergency, I can jump out of bed and put out the fires, so to speak, with absolutely clarity, even while my bodily systems are shifting from sleep to awake.
frequently in submarine land I'd wake up at my battle/damage control station, dressed and with the appropriate gear, with only a very vauge memory of hearing the alarm that woke me up... but then, we didn't sleep much in sub land, usually a couple hours at a stretch, with maybe an actual 8 hours once a week or so