What must it be like to sleep 10 hours every night?

I find myself won­der­ing, as I put­ter around the house doing dish­es and watch­ing TV and check­ing out new fonts, while fac­ing anoth­er night of five hours of sleep (thanks for the genes, Mom)… what would my life be like if I got as much sleep as my son does? Aidan goes to bed, and essen­tial­ly to sleep, at about 8:00 pm. He gets up any time between 5:30 am and 7:00 am, but usu­al­ly around 6:30 am. And he takes an hour and a half to two hours of nap dur­ing the day.

That’s around 12 hours of sleep a day.

Now, there’s no earth­ly way I can approx­i­mate that amount of sleep. I have things to do in the evening (like dish­es, laun­dry, cud­dling), and my employ­ers would not look kind­ly on my nap­ping dur­ing the day, but what if I tried going to bed as soon after Aidan goes to bed as I can? Let’s say I walk the dog, help make the boy’s lunch, cud­dle with the mis­sus, all in about an hour. Then I go to bed. I could get about eight to eight and a half hours of sleep a night. And I could get noth­ing much else done.

The ques­tion is, would I have as much ener­gy as my almost two-year-old? Or would I at least begin to approx­i­mate that. And would that be worth it?

I may have to try this.