This guy looks like I feel. I don’t know what is going on, but for the last several weeks I have gotten into a very bad sleeping schedule. I wake up around 5:30am every weekday. Go to work at 6:30. Work (and throw up these quick blog posts every day until around 4:30 or 5. Go home, eat dinner, clean up, the do something with the kids like sports of some sort, although over the summer it is more likely that I will sit down and watch the TV for a while, and this is where the problems have arisen.
Since the kids don’t have sports in the evenings, being it is summer time and my 16 year old now drives himself to basketball practice, I flip on the TV. I watch what ever, and around 9:30 or 10pm when I should be tired, I get a second wind that has been keeping me up past midnight most nights. The weekends are even worse, as there is no real reason to make myself go to bed.
So as I sit here in this haze I wonder if beer and whiskey could help my plight? I know that Alcohol is a depressant, so if I crack open a beer and or back it with a whiskey would that be enough to take the edge off and send me into a peaceful nights slumber so I can wake refreshed and ready to take on the day?
I thought I would put this question out to the Beer and Whiskey Brothers brain trust, you all. Have you ever used alcohol as a way to induce sleep? If I am running into problems at around 9:30 or 10:00, when should I drink for optimal edge reduction? 8:00pm? Earlier? Later? Is there some sort of special beer or whiskey or mixed drink that you use? Do you have a drinking routine that helps you get to bed at a decent hour and helps you get better sleep? Let me know in the comments, and thanks.