So, our newborn baby needs to feed every 3 hours. That means, we have to be awake for about an hour every 3 hours, night or day. You would think that this would take its toll on my mind and body and I’m not going to lie to you, it definitely is taking its toll, but I also feel like it’s making me stronger and more productive.
As my body gets more and more accustomed to sleeping in shifts, I feel like I’m becoming less and less dependent on sleep, but more dependent on food. The less I sleep, the more I need to eat to make myself feel good. Makes sense, right? I also feel more alert, like after drinking a strong cup of coffee, so I’m able to focus on tasks more efficiently. Of course, this heightened alertness leads to me crashing, so the second my head hits a pillow, I’m out like a light (never understood that expression).
Makes me think about how we’ll have to sleep during the zombie apocalypse. I’m sure that there’ll be isolated groups of people out there that will be required to sleep in shifts, so that there’ll always be someone awake to guard the sleeping. I can now imagine how tough this will be, especially if food is scarce. Then again, the human body is capable of some amazing things :D
Have you ever had to sleep in shifts? What’s the longest you’ve stayed awake for and why? What did you do to cope with this lack of sleep? Let me know! :D
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