This morning, I woke up an hour before my alarm. I decided that would be no problem -- I could just get out of bed briefly, use the restroom, then settle back down in bed for a nice nap before the alarm went off, to catch up on my sleep.
No sooner did I get horizontal again than the allergies attacked full-force. Seems that when I become vertical, this triggers all the dormant goo to irritate my sneeze reflex, so I wind up with all sorts of things coming out of my poor nose. And this is not conducive at all to sleep, especially when I'm now Wide Awake, and haven't a prayer of getting any restful sleep before the bloody alarm does go off. And if I did get to sleep, I'd be cranky and panicky when I woke up, because being jarred out of sleep when I really need it does very bad things to me.
Since I didn't get to bed until half past midnight last night, and I was supposed to be up at 6:00, this leaves me with less than five hours of actual sleep.
Hooray for three-day weekends?