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Columnist D. Sharsheen 

Sleepworking

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Some work a split shift, I sleep that way.

Whatever the reason my nights are often filled with what I’ve come to call “sleep working”. It’s that time when you wake up and almost unconsciously get up and sit zombie-like in front of your computer, keystroking away on to do lists and emails.

It used to be a time when you could dash off an email and feel a bit ahead of the game—but lately when I hit the send button at 3:00a.m. there’s a reply at 3:02. What! Someone else is up in the middle of the night?

Apparently the answer is a big YES.

For a variety of reasons we’ve become split-shift sleepers. Instead of playing catch with our kids, we play catch-up with our laptops.

Okay, I know I’m not a vampire—I love the sun and can see my reflection in a mirror. What was that secret tip for getting rid of racoon eyes?

But wait, there’s hope!

Listening to MPR the other day I heard about a study that said it’s the total amount of time we sleep in a day that counts.

And the Wall Street Journal had an article about midday napping being a good thing, that counting sleep (rather than sheep) during daylight hours is healthy.

So nodding off in a meeting is a good thing?

Here’s a few pros and cons to help you decide what’s your best option for getting the right amount of R&R.

Sleep Working Options—

8 Hours

PROS: Rested and ready for another day.

CONS: Another day of trying to find the bottom of your inbox.

Naps

PROS: Sleeping mid-day (a staple of hot places and spaces) is a great way to refresh.

CONS: Moving to below the frostline isn’t an option.

Power Naps

PROS:  Helps overcome sleep deficits.

CONS: Seriously? 20 minutes won’t make a dent in my deficit.

Vacation

PROS: Time to unwind and energize.

CONS: Vacation? I’m not familiar with that word.

If getting a good night’s sleep is a challenge, at least now you know you’re not alone. Dust off your math skills and start adding up your zzzzz’s in a day—

“One, two, three, four… when I’m alone, I count myself. One count!” Song of The Count . Sesame Street

Afternoon Naps

Inspired by psych-pop and bubblegum acts of the 1960s (and especially by bands like the Yellow Balloon and the Left Banke), Cleveland, Ohio based musicians Tom Dechristofaro (vocals, guitar) and Leia Hohenfeld (vocals, keyboards) teamed up to form the Afternoon Naps in 2006.

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