Friday, July 16, 2010

Too much sleep?


H

olidays
are great, but I think I am getting too much sleep! Is that possible? I have been getting 9-10 hours a night, and then throughout the day, I feel exhausted!

Have you ever experienced anything like this?

I have been doing the 30 Day Shred, and I've increased my weights from 2 lbs. to 5 lbs. to make it more challenging.

Re-cap:

Wednesday evening I made lasagna for dinner. I had 1 piece (that fell apart on me):



Thursday morning I had 2 grapefruits, and 1 red pepper blended up in my Vita-Mix:



I also snacked on some snap peas. Lunch was a tiny piece of leftover lasagna.

For dinner I made a chicken curry, served over sticky rice:



I snacked on 2 pieces of watermelon Thursday evening.

This morning I had a small serving of chicken curry for breakfast (weird, I know!) and some snap peas:



I met a friend for lunch and had 1/2 of this bowl that was full of veggies, brown rice, tofu and peanut sauce:



This evening the hubby, some friends, and I are heading out to a small town outside of our city to go to a friend's place for the night. She always comes into the city on the weekend to see us, so this time it is our turn to go visit her.

What are your plans for the weekend?

How much sleep do you get in a night?
Do you ever feel "off" after too much sleep?


Do you ever eat non-breakfast foods for breakfast?


24 comments:

Christina said...

i try to get at least 7 hours of sleep but i haven't been the past few nights and it's catching up with me. i almost always eat breakfast foods. i love them!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Oh I definitely think you can get too much sleep and feel more exhausted from it. I typically get 8-9 hours each night (or that's the goal).

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Yes you probably are getting TOO much sleep! I get 7-8 hours normally so when I sleep for longer than 9 or 10 hours I feel REALLY sluggish and gross all day long! Maybe start doing the 30-day shred when you first wake up? I find that doing a workout when I first wake up really helps - more than coffee!

Have a nice weekend!

Simply Life said...

Do you buy sticky rice or is it rice that is somehow made "sticky"? I love to eat it but don't know how to make it!

winkingannie said...

That is some good looking curry!

I find that I can sleep 9-10 hours ok on vacation (and sometimes during real life). What knocks me out is taking a too-long nap.

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said...

Yeah, I definitely get too tired from too much sleep, but I haven't experienced that in a while! Between the cats, kids and my internal alarm clock, I never seem to get enough sleep. We totally eat stuff at weird times. My youngest son normally asks for dinner leftovers for breakfast.

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

i always feel lazy and exhausted when my body isnt used to getting excessive amounts of sleep!

Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life said...

Holy moly girl! Looking back through all of your yummy food photos is making me hungry! :)

I definitely find that if I get more than 8 hours of sleep I feel even more tired and lethargic.

I'm looking forward to a fun blogger brunch tomorrow morning, a housewarming party for a close friend in the afternoon, followed by a baseball game Saturday night. Then Sunday is relaxation time. :) Enjoy your weekend!!

Maria @ Oh Healthy Day said...

Wow. The grapefruit slush looks amazing! Mouth is watering.

I totally feel you on the too much sleep thing. Sleeping in makes me feel groggy all day long, whereas 7-8 hours, I feel alert and stimulated.

Kat said...

I usually dont get much sleep. When I was younger though and I did sleep a lot, I did find myself much more lazy throughout the day!

mymarblerye said...

if I'm wanting the taste of something for breakfast...I'll eat it! One time I heated up an Amy's burrito and ate that! :) BTW 9-10 hours..Jolene, there IS such a thing as too much sleep..no wonder you are tired! hahaha. I usually have to get at least 7-8 to be functional!

sophia said...

Jolene, I'm experiencing the SAME thing! I've been sleeping 9-10 hours every night, and I get even more tired. It's annoying. I'm going to have to force myself to wake up earlier in the morning starting tomorrow!

Losing in the City said...

your lasagna looks delish.. i usually get about 5-6 hours of sleep, not by choice :-).. i wish i could get more.. but i do agree sometimes when you sleep to much you can definitely feel out of it for awhile.. this weekend, i'm catching up with blogging (i've been away for awhile) and just enjoying not having much to do today, the past few weekends have been super busy.. i hope you have a great summer.. and enjoy the 9-10 hours of sleep... you may not have it all the time..

Faith @ LovelyAsCharged said...

Hmm, grapefruit + red pepper? Interesting - I bet it's very tangy and a good wake-up juice!

There was a time when I was younger when all I would eat for breakfast was fried mozzarella sticks - it drove my family nuts! I argued (and still do argue) that breakfast is just another meal in the morning, no need for it to be traditionally sweet!

happinessiswithin said...

9-10 sounds like heaven to me :) My body balances out though if I sleep that much I cant sleep the next night very well so I go for 8 a night! You probably need it though, so enjoy!

Dana xo
http://happinessiswithin.wordpress.com/

Tanya's Daily Product Reveiws said...

I never have too much sleep, the more the better for me!

Kelsey said...

i love dessert for breakfast often lol.

i just woke up and i have never slept in like this! im also getting taller which is so weird to be growing still, but i do feel off and groggy.

Kacy said...

If I sleep for too long I get a terrible headache and feel fatigued all day. It's quite irritating. Maybe cut back to 7-8 per night for awhile and see if that helps?

Alisa said...

Yep, too much sleep schnockers me. Yes, that is a word in my vocabulary. I actually got 10 hours last night, and feel lagging today.

There is always that time around 6am where I sort of wake up naturally in the morning, but I keep closing my eyes and going for another two. On the days when I snap out of it at 6am I feel much better, but it is hard to catch myself!

Jessica @ The Process of Healing said...

Oh yeah, too much sleep is for SURE possible. And then your body gets used to it and then less sleep is not a good thing haha
That lasagna looks soooo yummy! I haven't had it in forever!

Debbie said...

I think if I was consistently getting that much sleep and then feeling exhausted, I might see a doctor just to make sure I wasn't anemic or anything. Just an idea.

greensandjeans said...

If I cross into the "too much sleep" zone I am zonked all day!

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

I sleep between 6-8 hours each night. If I get too much sleep for a few nights in a row, I definitely feel a bit more exhausted!

challenges2010 said...

I usually sleep 5-8 hours with most nights closer to the 5 hours. When I was unhealthy I'd sleep too much lots and like you I'd feel like I was exhausted and need to sleep more?!