Friday, March 20, 2009

Of World Sleep Day & ZZZZs Meme!

Yes, do you guys know what day is today? Of course (as the title suggests), today is the World Sleep Day (I didn't know there's such a day)! Yep, people around the globe will actually commemorate this faithful day (20th of March) by having more snoozing time? This post is written specifically in order to response to the "punishment" that Foongpc has bestowed upon me for quite a long time! No doubt it's the famed Meme and tagged post that most people despise. But...not for me, at least not today since I have not blogged for ages.

So we should sleep outside today?

But before we slip into the much dreaded Meme...shall we ponder about World Sleep Day first?

20th of March-->World Sleep Day!

Nowadays with seemingly tons of un-finish-able errands, home works and social events to attend, it is no wonder the good night sleep that our forefathers enjoyed is a casualty of the hectic life of the young generation (you, me etc)! So what's screwing our life? What's the thing that is separating us from the ouh-so-cosy bed? I thought we love to be on bed doing the things we like such as...sleep (of course) and making love?

Well...this look like one hot, steamy good night sleep aye?

Experts recommend 9 hours of sleep a day for schoolchildren and 7 hours for adults! My! That's way of what I'm practising right now! Most young people can't resist staying up late to surf the Internet or play games on his/her PC! BEEN THERE! DONE THAT! It's easy to lose track of time when we're chatting with friends online such as MSN, ICQ, etc. or hovering with your buddies at a mamak stall over teh tarik and football match (hey, that's so me)! The British Sleep Council said computers, radios and televisions in bedroom are why quality sleep is lacking.

Too much MSN?

And here's another shocking reason why children stay up late: Home works! Gosh! This must be a bad news for all the teachers! YES! Home works, assignments and exams are keeping our cute, little kids wide awake like owls at night! They are burning more and more midnight oils and transform into nocturnal beings. So who's to blame besides the inventor of transistor and the late Edison for inventing light bulb?

Too much homework? really?

The effect of poor sleep-behavioural and emotional troubles-may manifest themselves immediately or later in our fast-vaporising life! A The importance of deep and peaceful slumber is indisuptable. It restores our mental amd physical processes before we become haywife. It consolidates the informations and datas that we had harvested during the day. In other words, the whole process of sleeping is like energizing ourselves. When the body is not properly recharged, our stress levels skyrockets which leads to many unwanted events.

Sleep deprieve might lead to... ...paranoia!

6 Steps For More ZZZZZZs

1~DO stick to a sleeping schedule. Go to your bed and wake up the same time every single day, including weekends.
2~DO switch your apples and lights off before you crash on your bed. Bright lights affect our biological rhythms that govern sleep.
3~DO keep the MP3 on. Soothing music played at a low volume will lull you sleep. Yep! A good sleep inducer indeed.
4~DO moderate exercise but limit it to at least 3 hours before your snooze time of else you have to face the wrath of sleepless night.
5~DON'T go to bed immediatelty after a sumptuous meal. Sleeping with a full-blown stomach may cause excrucitiang heartburn.
6~DON'T guzzle any caffeinated drinks, especially late in the day. A small amount of caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea and soft drinks and even chocolate may cause sleeping problems!

And don't forget your sleeping class!

Now...please serve the MEME!

~How do you sleep at night?~
Is your sleep affected by the national angst? Do you drop off easily, as you always did? Or does it take a while to get to sleep?
To be brutally honest! Yes, sometimes my sleep is affected by national angst. I'm concerned about what is revolving around our country. No, I don't drop off easily.Nah! I can enter snooze mode in no time. As soon as I crash on my warm bed alongside my wife, I'm immediately "deactivated"!

~What strategies, if needed, do you use to get to sleep?~
Pills? Sheep? Late night television show? And/or…?
Contrary to popular beliefs...I consume more coffee to sleep! Well, not that I did it on purpose...but every time I gulp down too much of those drug,s I feel too damm lethargic that it actually helps me sleep! And of course XXX helps! I GUARAN-DAMM-TEE that statement!

What strategies do you have to get back to sleep?
Kissing my lovely wife and my babies? The sight of them sleeping soundly really makes me feel happy. And that in turns really helped a lot.

~Are your dreams affected? ~
Are they more anxious than before? Do they wake you up in a sweat? Or are they peaceful, innocent, undisturbed by the general malaise?
Well, that depends on what mental food "ate" just before bed. Recently I've been dreaming about fighting and combating. Must be the action movies that I watched recently. Ha =)

I don't want to have this nightmare!

===== End Of Meme =====(Finally!)

Of course there are rules! The rules of the meme are:

  • Answer the questions
  • Link back to the original meme (damm smart man!)-->In this case link back to me!
  • Tag others to participate

So! On this historic day-World Sleep Day! I hereby tag the following people whom I think are nocturnals like me. Haha! So the lucky victims are...

1~Angelic Angie-->Well...sometimes your life really intrigues me! So I just wanna know if you are nocturnal too!
2~Day Dreamer-->I wonder if you are having such problem, because you are dreaming all the time! Day in day out!
3~Faisal Admar-->Since you said life is short to be ordinary, then I bet you only rest when you Rest In Peace and do everything you can do live life to the fullest? Which means less sleep?
4~Levian-->Your name alone had really set you apart from the others. Makes me wonder if your pink hair (your avatar) is due to lack of sleep?
5~Self Magic-->So do you have any special magic, potions or tricks up your sleeves to enable us to make do with less sleep? Come, show us some magic, Merlin!!!

Go to sleep!

Of course those who wish to do this meme, feel free to do so! Aww *yawning*...looks like bed time for me. I'd better be by my wife's side before she wakes up and kill me! Yeah! She doesn't want me to stay up! But she is the Queen Of My Heart and I will obey her! Night night everyone! Muaks :-X

Aw...he's so cute!

P.S.: Foongpc, I have replied your meme! Wait for my revenge! It is imminent...I guess! Muahaha! Until then...nighty night!

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