MIAGD: Five hours

MIAGD: Make it a great day

Since I was small I’ve only required minimal amount of sleep.

4 to 5 hours of sleep each night has always sufficed. During busier or stressful times I may need an hour more of sleep but I am generally good to go with 4 to 5 hours.

When I was a baby/toddler Mother ignored Dr. Spock and conventional parenting and rather than leaving me in my crib batting at my mobile, she brought me out to the living room to keep me busy with learning the alphabet, counting and basic reading.

When most peeps my age had been asleep several hours I enjoyed THE TONIGHT SHOW’s line up with Johnny Carson. I learned the names of stars and celebrities before they had retired or faded only to see them years later on THE LOVE BOAT episodes. I watched Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky. And I learned how to imitate Mr. Carson’s deadpan expression, sometimes the smirk, when guests offered something too unbelievable.

Normally bedtime for me is 1:00 AM to 2:00 AM, and my regular 7:00 AM “greet the morning” routine is performed san sluggishness. However, after ten super productive hours of teaching, and breaks filled with research, I was climbing into bed by 11:00 PM and was fast to sleep.

4:00 AM my eyes opened and have so remained for the past nearly 90 minutes.

What is so great about requiring minimal sleep is that I accomplish so much more.

And do I take a nap?

Sometimes. 15-25 minutes of rest and refocus does the trick when needed.

Around 4:30 AM I scrolled through posts on Facebook and noticed Mother was “liking” Facebook posts indicating she was up for the day. Not only have we shared similar sleeping patterns for fifty years, we are both now sharing the same product, Centrum Silver!

Here are some photos of my three loves as I blog and prepare for more research working from the hospital table I’ve kept for nearly 25 years for such purposes.

Regardless the amount of sleep you received, make it a great day.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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