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It’s 6.30 a.m. And you hit the snooze button a couple of times because you just realized you forgot to deactivate the alarm for the weekends.

Now it’s 11.59 a.m. and all you can think is: how, in the blink of an eye, did you sleep five more hours and somehow are still not feeling rested?

Oasis have a song: “The importance of being idle” and I am here, dear reader, to argue that getting out of bed is an impossible task that no one should ever fight too hard to accomplish.

Yes, I do not sound like a very responsible adult. I realize that. However, I do work my fair share of eight hours per day –sometimes even more– for the whole week, from my house and the office, so I regard sleep as this mystical process that should not be taken lightly.

Mind you, sleep in a bed; not on a couch or a comfy chair. Beds, in our (post)modern times, have become a symbol of lazy people or the theater of sexual performances –which, in their respect, are quite theatrical themselves. If you spend too much time in your bed it usually means you either have nowhere to go, or you have so much money that you don’t need to go anywhere. A famous supermodel once said that she would not get out of bed for a job that would offer her less than a million or so.

I am not ashamed to admit that I almost never have gotten out of bed unless I have to go to work. I am one of those people whose bed, during the day, looks like an office. Papers all around me, the laptop on a portable cooler case, a bag of chips for a power snack, a bottle of water, a pair of underpants (shit she forgot them again?!) and anything that one can find at an office are there.

It is quite comfortable working on one’s bed, and as a matter of fact, provided you find the correct stance, quite healthy as well. I am not a medical professional, but I, at least, have less back pains when I install myself on my bed rather than my office chair.

Of course there are disadvantages as well in the whole thing. Staying in bed all day, even if this does not mean being idle but quite productive, can be quite unproductive as napping is a quite possible danger. When it comes to those so-called power naps, all I can say is this: if by any chance you make the mistake of taking one then you might wake up in the twilight zone.

You’ll have no idea what time it is, the exact date, the time zone you are in, who you are and who the person next to you is and what exactly happened in the previous 6 hours. Trust me, it has happened to me at least twice, and I can say that it is worse than a hangover, as there is no actual alcohol involved.

All in all this debate could go on all day and all of the night. But if you’ll excuse me, I need to lay down for a minute or two. See you next week; hopefully, if my alarm work properly…

Author: Michael Poe

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