Maybe I was pushing it a little hard

Since coming home I’ve slept 10 hours each night and napped every day…and I’m still feeling tired.

Maybe I’ve been pushing myself pretty hard the last few months…

Thanks for tolerating my absence while I get some R&R.  I’ll be back soon.  :)

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • BenSweaterVest

    you shouldn’t be blogging right now. get some R&R. you are no good to us burnt out

  • Drewzilla

    Yeah, recharge those cells. Remember, you won’t have much time to sleep when GW2 comes out.

  • Armored Scrum Object

    JT, if this lasts more than a couple of weeks, please talk it over with your psychiatrist, counselor, or whoever’s handy. It can be a sign that some adjustment is needed.

  • Daniel Schealler

    Listen to your body.

    I know that sounds all newagey, but it’s one of the few pieces of advice that stand up. If your body is telling you to slow down, best listen to it.

  • phhht

    I sleep 10 hours a night, at a minimum.

    Take what you need. It’s worth it.

  • IslandBrewer

    Actually, that’s not uncommon – when finding a respite from responsibility and stress for a short period, the body sometimes attempts to “stock up” on sleep (I really wish it were bankable like that).

    Want to break out of it? Schedule yourself a run (a zombie run!), or a trip to the gym. Get some exercise back into your schedule, make yourself be active, and it will help slough off some of the insipid tiredness.

    Driving your body physically through exercise is not like driving your body physically through stressful endeavors and sleepless nights. Former=good, latter=bad.

  • John Horstman

    As Armored Scrum Object said, that can be a symptom of depression or the need to adjust mood medication. It’s definitely worth mentioning to a psychiatrist/therapist. Or you might have simply been overextending yourself, though feeling tired despite sufficient sleep for extended stretches of time is not normal. There are also a handful of medical conditions that may primarily present as somnolence, including hypothyroidism. It’s worth getting checked out if it lasts more than a week or two.

    I wish wellness for you.

  • josephstricklin

    Wait? You still have a blog?

  • Gingerbaker

    Needing to take a nap in the middle of the day; sleeping a lot yet also feeling tired can also be symptoms of sleep apnea.

    Do you snore? Do you snort when you snore? Anyone ever tell you that you seemed to stop breathing for a while while sleeping?

    If the answer is yes to these, you might want to get it checked out. :)

  • Carina

    Well you know what they say about circadian rhythms JT. Pretty much impossible to catch up on sleep but R&R will certainly help.