Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sleep-deprived

The Maas Robbins Alertness Questionnaire (MRAQ)
Please indicate true or false for the following statements:
1. I often need an alarm clock in order to wake up at the appropriate time.
2. It’s often a struggle for me to get out of bed in the morning.
3. Weekday mornings I often hit the snooze bar several times.
4. I often feel tired and stressed out during the week.
5. I often feel moody and irritable, little things upset me.
6. I often have trouble concentrating and remembering.
7. I often feel slow with critical thinking, problem solving and being creative.
8. I need caffeine to get going in the morning or make it through the afternoon.
9. I often wake up craving junk food, sugars, and carbohydrates.
10. I often fall asleep watching TV.
11. I often fall asleep in boring meetings or lectures or in warm rooms.
12. I often fall asleep after heavy meals or after a low dose of alcohol.
13. I often fall asleep while relaxing after dinner.
14. I often fall asleep within five minutes of getting into bed.
15. I often feel drowsy while driving.
16. I often sleep extra hours on the weekends.
17. I often need a nap to get through the day.
18. I have dark circles around my eyes.
19. I fall asleep easily when watching a movie
20. I rely on energy drinks or over-the-counter medications to keep me awake.

If you answered “true” to four or more of these statements, consider yourself seriously sleep-deprived. Future website columns will address this issue in detail.

I answered "true" to thirteen.
I think I need more sleep and less caffeine.

I got my ears pierced yesterday.

My computer is currently broken. Like really broken. I think it may have something bad inside it. The good news is that that means I'm wasting no time online. The bad news is that I need my computer.
I tend to carry my computer the same way I carry a baby, on my right hip. I like to think that's normal.
But, while my computer has been ill, I've written a lot. I've even written poems! I have recently developed an affinity for poetry. So that's kinda neat. I like reading and writing more than I like the internet anyway.

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