I have to say—I spend an exorbitant amount of time at this desk, at this computer when I’m at home. So much so that I find myself falling straight asleep at this very desk into the wee hours of the night—and sometimes day hours. (Are there “wee” day hours, too?)
And not even just wee hours—sometimes they’re hours when I should be wide awake. But good thing I already have my PJ’s on before this point though.
One time I fell into such a deep state of sleep while sitting that my upper body slowly rocked forward and my head hit the computer monitor with a massive bang—and this was right after my gum rolled out of my mouth and onto the keyboard. Oh wait! That whole scenario happened when I was at work at the office. But that’s neither here nor there.
My point is—if I’m at a computer for an extended period of time and starting to get tired, chances are the above scenario is likely to play out no matter where I am. The gum problem could be solved if I just keep gum out of my mouth. The head-banging? That’s another issue entirely only resolved by knowing my computer limits and sleep maximizationing. (Is that even a word?)
So, if you have nothing else to do today, find a variety of other ways to spend your time to balance out your time on the computer.
Take-Away Life Lesson: Obviously put a bike helmet on before sitting in front of a computer.