Sunday, December 05, 2010

Lord Sleep. Don't mess with him.

In the very early hours of this morning I got a call from one of my team from work. It was concerning work and she was working (and before you ask, no, I'm not running a team of hookers). She needed an answer which was the difference between another four hours on the job or not.

But I digress.

The first thing she said was, 'I'm really sorry for waking you up'. And it got me thinking. (There was quite a bit of thinking that went on in the two hours that it took me to get back to sleep).

My question is, how come sleep has so much respect? ( I may have answered this question in the previous sentence, but I'm ignoring myself).

But think about it, you never want to ring someone too late at night - in case they are sleeping. If someone has gone off for an afternoon kindy, you tip toe around the house, to make sure you don't wake them up. As a species we don't really like to wake up anything that's sleeping - except cats, cause that's entertainment.

Is it as basic as the time it can take to get to sleep, or is there some other reason that I'm spectacularly missing ?

Or, is it just time to put sleep in it's place?


Jo said...

Because without it we go crazy and die. It's when everything recharges, brains, organs etc. And our sense of peace and wellness. We need that time to get away from our egos and let our unconscious work things through. Sleep... v important. Take it from a sleep deprived mother who knows...

laughykate said...

That would demand respect.