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Sleeping In

Sleeping In

Date: Jun 13 2008

Themes: Time


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It would seem that the most natural thing to do would be to wake up at sunrise and go to bed at sunset. But if that’s the case, why does it feel so good to sleep through the entire morning?

Teenagers are famous for their love of sleeping in. But some adults really like to spend the morning in bed as well. Among them are Jason and Amanda.


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Amanda:  Do you know what my most favorite thing to do in this world is?

Jason:  What?

Amanda:  Just guess. C’mon, you know me.

Jason:  Uh, frisbee golf.

Amanda:  Close. Sleeping in. Like high school-style. Like 12-plus hours.

Jason:  Oh yeah!

Amanda:  When was the last time you got to do that?

Jason:  Today. I set my own hours. I woke up at noon today.

Amanda:  You did not wake up at noon today.

Jason:  I wake up at noon every day.

Amanda:  No, you don’t!

Jason:  Yeah, I do!

Amanda:  How do you hold down a real job?

Jason:  I work from about 1pm to 10pm, and then I go out until 2am and then I wake up at noon.

Amanda:  Do you kinda feel like a vampire a little bit?

Jason:  A little bit.

Amanda:  When you wake up in the morning, it’s not even morning. People are going out for lunch.

Jason:  Totally. But I also have the jump on people because I can send an email at two in the morning and everyone will get it at seven in the morning when they get up so it seems like I’m on top of it.

Amanda:  So you’re kind of proactive, ahead of the game, or you’re lazy, right?

Jason:  I do feel lazy. Whenever you get to sleep in like you do, do you feel like it’s…I don’t know, do you feel like you’ve done something bad, like a little bit of guilt?

Amanda:  Yes! On the weekends I sleep in to 11 and I feel totally guilty because life’s going on without me. Breakfast, cleaning the house, people are out doing stuff and I’m in bed with the shades down. And then I wake up kind of groggy, you know? And you look at the clock and you take a shower and it’s like 2, right?

Jason:  I think about it. I think about making the switch to a normal lifestyle, but every time I get into that new groove, something knocks me out of it, like a good show I can’t resist going to on a Wednesday and then next thing you know, sleeping till noon again.

Amanda:  Well, you’re lucky you don’t have a 9-5 job then.

Jason:  I know.

Amanda:  Because that’s not gonna work.

Jason:  I know. It’s like one of my main incentives to not get a real 9-5.

Amanda:  Nice.



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Amanda cannot believe that Jason gets to sleep in every day. She’s so jealous. Like most people she works a 9-5 so sleeping in is something special for her. But Jason decides when he works so he chooses to sleep in ever day.

While sleeping in sure feels good, sometimes you miss things or you feel guilty for wasting the day in bed. Do you like to sleep in or are you an early riser?



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Anny chen


I would love to be an early riser as it's a wonderful time for doing things really.And I want to sleep early to maintain healthy.

01:29 PM Jun 14 2008 |




i can’t sleep too much, cause all that day i feel very bad.

01:15 PM Jun 14 2008 |



Tongue outI like sleeping in very much..But it's hard to me coz i work 8-5 from Monday to Saturday, and at Sunday i must get up early to prepare the lunch. I hope i can sleep in badly~~   But i also agree that wake up early is good, the world is quiet and the cool breeze around you, it's so comfortable~~~~~Smile

01:13 PM Jun 14 2008 |




 i like sleeping any time . and   i get morning 7.clock  but  i  feel  may 

self every day s turd.  

11:33 AM Jun 14 2008 |



i don't like sleep itself most of time,  that is just for having a  good rest .i want to open my eyes ,enjoy happily every second of my day,my live .sometimes sleeping  one second means losing one more second. but when i feel very tired or  terrible ,a full sleep would make everything get better.   

11:22 AM Jun 14 2008 |




I can't sleep in too much. I wish I could do that.

11:12 AM Jun 14 2008 |



i can’t sleep in too much. i wish i could do that

11:11 AM Jun 14 2008 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of


about this i wanna tell u a interesting informations

the latest sleepers in world are portugese they average sleep at about 3.30 a.m

and the soonest folks that wakes up are new zelandes ,they wake up average at 5 a.m

07:31 AM Jun 14 2008 |




i like sleeping very much , but i must wake up at 6:30 because of my duty 8-6

06:47 AM Jun 14 2008 |




i'm a teenager,so of cause,i  think sleeping in is wonderful.

but it won't be the everyday things.

'coz,stuying is kind of a hard job

04:17 AM Jun 14 2008 |



Cool Yea! i love to sleep in as much as possible but not all the time. I get refreshed whenever i do it but i try not to repeat it more than twice a week.

 I think nooners mean "atttending late morning  appointments".



10:06 PM Jun 13 2008 |




Hello there,

 i think nooners in the sentense mean "late morninh appointments".

Cheers Ojaxz73

09:58 PM Jun 13 2008 |



Viet Nam

I really like to get up early. Because it's very quiet and fresh air Cool . However I wanna sleep in on Sundays coz I wanna have a break after a hard- styduying week Smile

09:33 PM Jun 13 2008 |

prem chand


sun rise-9 hrs(8hrs tosleep+1 to exercise)=time to sleep.

07:44 PM Jun 13 2008 |

prem chand


it is better if we wake up before sunrise and do physical invirgin air and sleep 8 hours,u minus it before sunrise.means to say, sleep=sunrise-9hrs.

07:42 PM Jun 13 2008 |




Sleeping is the best way to keep a good health I like sleeping in, but i only get it at weekends! I think my time job is killing me!!

07:32 PM Jun 13 2008 |


Viet Nam

i often sleep in at the weekend or holiday.Normally i get up at 6.30 for punctual school.Although sleeping in is wast of time, it relax me after a hard day'school

02:38 PM Jun 13 2008 |




hay he is luky i cant sleep weel my duty from 9 to 6

02:15 PM Jun 13 2008 |

gui hua

gui hua


I like to sleeping too

01:29 PM Jun 13 2008 |

Bob Ishida

Bob Ishida


WinkI loved sleeping in so much before. But now I love to wake up early in the morning. Call me Bob, the early riser.

01:02 PM Jun 13 2008 |

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