Friday, April 25, 2008

Food or Sleep?

I went to bed last night thinking about what I would choose first: food or sleep. Yes, yes -- I know both are essential to life, but if I had to pick one, what would it be? To put it another way, if I was both extremely exhausted and extremely hungry, what would I choose to do first -- eat or sleep?

I think I'd choose to sleep. I can function on not a lot of either, but I start to get more irritated and irritating when I'm tired. Tired Sara equals cranky Sara. I can stand to be hungry, though; it's not too difficult for me to go without food for long stretches . . .

What about you? Do you value sleep over food, too?

Thing I'm thankful for: Being in the position to even write this kind of post. I hope it's not insensitive; I don't mean for it to be offensive. I know there are plenty of people in this world who don't get enough food or sleep. I do honestly wonder, though, which one is more important. Are they equally necessary to life; is one more important than the other; or is it different for different people?


Blogger Jacki said...

This is funny Sara! When I was first pregnant I would throw up if I got too hungry. So every morning, going about 9 hours without eating, I would go in the bathroom and throw up. Well my doctor told me that I needed to eat something every morning around 3am so I wouldn't get too hungry. I just couldn't do it though because I was too tired to get up and eat something. So I guess in a long drawn out way I am saying that I choose sleep over food too!

But I do get SUPER CRANKY when I don't have both.

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I prefer sleep over food but if I am extremely hungry it is hard to get to sleep. Basically, I can't go without the food if I want to enjoyed my sleep.



You know those "captcha" things with the letters you have to put in the box to post are really getting too complicated to read.

6:44 PM  
Blogger Lexia said...

My initial thought was sleep. Then I started thinking about it and wondered that if I chose sleep instead of food, would my blood sugar level drop so low that I couldn't wake up and would then pass out and die? So, perhaps I would grab a bite to eat.

However, I will say this, whenever I've been out in the sun all day or at the beach, I come home and crash without even thinking about food.

I guess it depends on how exhausted I am and whether or not it's a life and death situation. It's a good thing I don't have Diabetes...yet.

9:15 PM  
Blogger kelly said...

I'm with Barry, if I am hungry, I can't sleep. But I still choose food overall, sure I get grumpy if I'm tired but it's nothing compared to how grumpy I get when I'm hungry. I also get shaky and weak, it's unpleasant all around. Yay food!!

1:33 PM  
Blogger Ashley Terry said...

I think I choose sleep over food. In fact, I do that on a regular basis. I would rather sleep longer than have breakfast or if I am too tired at night, I will fall asleep without having dinner. It's worth it to me. Because i might be a little cranky without food, but without sleep I can be positivly miserable!!

Good post Sara!!

10:25 AM  

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