Monday, August 28, 2006

da Vinci Predicament

This is probably at least part legend, but numerous times I have heard it mentioned that Leonardo da Vinci had an unusual sleeping regimen. Apparently, not willing to lose eight consecutive hours to sleep, he would sleep for two hours, wake up for four hours and repeat this cycle throughout the day. In the end, it still adds up to eight hours of sleep per day, and other than messing up one's REM cycles and hormone levels, it kind of makes sense.

This is sort of the sleep schedule that I have adopted, although mine just involves sleeping anywhere from 1-4 hours at a time, and there's no regularity to it at all. However, rather than creating numerous inventions and inspiring works of art, my writing has noticebly declined grammatically, and at work I have to constantly be reminded of what task I'm currently completing.

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This morning I slept in two hours later than intended, and it's rainy outside. Rather than getting anything done with the deck, I think I'll just lay low and maybe do some of that educational reading people keep talking about.

I did take some time to figure out the cordless drill I bought back in July. One of the rails on the deck had come loose. After bending multiple nails and splintering the wood some, I decided drilling was necessary. I'm not planning on progressing further into the world of power tools past sanders and power drills, but we'll see.

4 comments:

ru said...

RYC: EEEEEWWWWW! That is so gross! I don't want to know how you happened upon that article. I have never seen the farm. And thought that Enumclaw was much calmer than that.

I hope that sleep happens less sporadically for you. Yet another reason that I am not a doctor :)

ru said...

RYC: EEEEEWWWWW! That is so gross! I don't want to know how you happened upon that article. I have never seen the farm. And thought that Enumclaw was much calmer than that.

I hope that sleep happens less sporadically for you. Yet another reason that I am not a doctor :)

~~Silk said...

Get a set of screwdiver bits for that drill - best idea since sliced bread!

Sarah said...

I can't believe that after all that work you are doing at work, you still make time to work on your house. That is amazing. I would be sleeping every second I was not at the hospital!