Sleep Hours

I tend to change my shift slightly a few times a month and because we are a 24 hour BPO, this can change a lot. My usual shift is 6:30 pm to 3:30 am but this past 2 weeks I have been working 4:30 pm to 1:30 am. FOr 3 weeks in May I also did a 9:30 pm to 6:30 am.

What this means is that my sleep pattern is all topsy-turvy. For example even if I switch off my work system at 1:30 am, I then will watch tv till 4:30 am. This is also the usual sleep time for the shift that ends at 3:30 am unless I can manage to stay awake till 5 or 5:30 am. I just can’t seem to shake it and get a proper sleep pattern.

I usually try not to fight the tiredness and once my eyes get heavy, I will switch off my tv and the lights and go to sleep. But I end up waking a couple of times during my sleep. I am trying to get 7 hours of sleep if I can and may even nap for an hours in the afternoon if I wake up at 10:30 am or 11 am. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

Kerala Pandemic Lockdown Eased

Ah it’s some good news! Kerala will get to see more relaxations starting today as the state government decided to ease lockdown restrictions that were placed to check the spread of Covid-19. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said there would be relaxation on curbs in the state, based on the average weekly¬†Test Positivity Rate¬†in Local Self Government bodies. He also said that strict restrictions will continue in the state during the weekend.

  • Shops selling essential goods to open every day from 7 AM to 7 PM
  • State-run beverages outlets will reopen in a restricted manner.
  • Activities in the industrial and agricultural sectors will be allowed in all local bodies. Transportation will be provided to workers in these areas.
  • Akshaya Kendras will be open from Monday to Friday.
  • Central and state government offices, Public Sector Undertakings, government companies, Commissions, corporations and autonomous institutions will be allowed to operate with 25 per cent staff on a rotation basis
  • Private companies will be allowed to operate with 50 per cent of employees.
  • The Secretariat would function with up to 50 per cent of the staff on a rotation basis.
  • Public transport would be allowed on a limited basis
  • Banks would continue to operate only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • The number of those participating in weddings and funeral services will continue to be limited to 20.
  • No social gatherings or public events will be allowed.
  • Restaurants will be allowed to offer only home deliveries and takeaways.
  • Tourism, recreation and indoor activities in crowded areas, including malls, would not be allowed.
  • BEVCO outlets and bars can open from 9 AM to 7 PM and slots should be booked through the app.