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If you are a pet owner you are most likely familiar with the scenario in the cartoon above. For me it's my dog, Baby, needing to go out just as I'm ready to go to bed and occasionally (rarely) in the middle of the night. Timmothy's cartoon is speaking from his experience as a (past) guinea pig owner. Guinea pigs get very loud when they want/need something.

Joe, above, needs his sleep and so do you. We have all seen charts like this:

and I am sure we have all said "that's not me, I get by on half that". Assuming you know better then the experts you still have a minimum amount of sleep you require. I found a website, sleepdoctor.com that had a lot of interesting information on the subject. A couple of sentences caught my attention:

Losing an hour or two of sleep for just a few nights greatly impairs your ability to function. Experts say losing sleep this way is the equivalent of functioning without an entire night or two of sleep.

There is much more but I didn't want to just cut and paste so I encourage you to check it out.

Tying it all to Real Estate

We are Real Estate experts! We owe it to our clients to be our best... not sleep walk through our duties. If your reaction to this post is What the sleep EXPERTS say doesn't apply to me then maybe you can relate to the FSBO's who say I know better then those money grubbing Realtors.

Have yourself a good day.

 

Posted by

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob and feeding animals can be a routine we do twice a day.  The older I get the more naps I take.

 

Jan 23, 2024 08:43 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I walk my Black Lab 3 times per day . If I walk him too late on his final walk it often wakes me back up and postpones me from going right to bed 

Jan 23, 2024 09:14 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Bob "RealMan" Timm 

This is really good advice regarding sleep which many abuse. A balanced lifestyle includes the proper amount of restful sleep so that we perform optimally. 

Jan 23, 2024 09:15 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Me too Will Hamm , in fact I'm thinking of taking one right now and I just gor back to work from lunch.

Jan 23, 2024 11:05 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

You are a better man then I Michael J. Perry as the best I do is to walk my dog every other day. Fortunately for Baby my son picks up the slack for my not walking her.

Jan 23, 2024 11:07 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Perfectly said Doug Dawes . It is a matter of balance for sure.

Jan 23, 2024 11:08 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Bob "RealMan" Timm,  I have a Siamese cat now, so no worries, but years ago, I had a lassie collie, and I would walk her late at night. Darn lady think she would learn at least once a year and get hit by a Skunk 

Jan 23, 2024 02:53 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Hannah Williams I and my dogs have been lucky not to have been sprayed. Living near a river and camping often it's a small miracle. Just out of curiosity how does one deal with a pet being sprayed.

Jan 23, 2024 06:41 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well all I can say is Diane walks Holly in the early morning when I am still in bed, I take her out for a lunch walk, then a dinner walk and a late night walk, on a side note just came back... and all is good she knows the routine:)Endre

Jan 23, 2024 10:16 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like that they make requests and I am sure that their requests are met since they are likely spoiled, haha.

Jan 24, 2024 05:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I wake up when my body has enough sleep and it's usually right around 7 hours. I can't get more sleep even if I tried. Which means I'm right in alignment with the "experts" and the adults in the above chart.

Enjoy your day!

Jan 24, 2024 05:27 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Routines are good for both man and beast Endre Barath, Jr. . BTW a routine is essential when working with someone who is autistic. Even today, after 22 years, Timmothy's daily schedule starts and ends at the same time.

Jan 24, 2024 05:53 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I fall right in line too Kat Palmiotti with 7.5 hours. Now if we add napping in I am going to exceed the guidelines.

Jan 24, 2024 05:56 AM
Kat Palmiotti

I can't nap! Never could. My brain is just too active!

Jan 24, 2024 06:13 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Brian England while Timmothy's guinea pigs made it known that they were hungry I don't think they had any special requests BUT Timmothy always had grapes and spinach handy for them.

Jan 24, 2024 05:59 AM