Question: Is the Lack of Sun Messing with Anyone Else’s Circadian Rhythm?

I just want to stay in bed and sleep all the time. Like a hibernating bear. Anyone else feeling the same way?

I don’t think this is a quarantine thing, because I’ve been chugging along with no sleep problems at all this whole time. But this past week is just killing me!

This is the kind of thing that normally my fun happy chatty office would be my test case for. I would say “is anyone else just super sleepy all the time this week?” and they would say “yes! I am!” But it’s a harder thing to bring up when you are all working remotely by slack, instead of in the same office yawning at each other.

I am one of those horrible people who wake up with a song in the hearts, eager to meet the day. No sleepies, just AWAKE 100%. But for the past week, I open my eyes at 7am and my body says “no no, it’s clearly still the middle of the night, stay in bed”. And then I force myself up and have coffee and get dressed and it seems to have no effect on anything, my body is still saying “bed! You should be in bed! This is sleepy time!”

And the real killer is, at some point around 4pm, my body goes “oh, okay, now it is morning” and suddenly I am full of energy and ready to do stuff just as the day is ending.

Anyway, is it just me? Or is anyone else having this strong sense that waking up at a normal time in the morning now feels like you are dragging yourself out of bed in the middle of the night?

7 thoughts on “Question: Is the Lack of Sun Messing with Anyone Else’s Circadian Rhythm?

    • I’m thinking I have to try that. I have sunlamps, but not alarm clock sunlamps. And I’m not using them anyway, I should have them right next to my bed and turn them on the second I wake up

      On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 1:20 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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    • Good point! The first week or so I definitely had a reaction, but it’s been fine since then. I’ll keep an eye on it and if it doesn’t get better within the next few weeks, I’ll ask the doctor.

      On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 2:35 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  1. I’m just sleepy all the time. Want to stay in bed and also take naps, but of course job and children so no naps. I think it’s the short days plus losing the window I had in my day to take a walk outside before it gets dark.

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    • Thank you! I am so glad it’s not just me. And here I am, awake for almost an hour, and the stupid moon is still out and shining through my window. It’s just not right!!! We should all be allowed to spend December in a sleep coma.

      On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 10:10 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. Yes, but I’ve been blaming every bad feeling lately on “getting used to living on my own anxiety”. So maybe there’s a legit explanation that means I’m not completely insane.

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