Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

Hello world. It's 7:30 AM right now and I've been up and out of bed for nearly an hour this Saturday morning as a part of my sleep experiment. It's been seven whole days that I've been doing this and, I have to admit, I'm sold on the concept! Granted, it is extremely unpleasant to hear the alarm go off that early on the weekend, but I've noticed some definite changes during the work week:

  1. It's so much easier and quicker to fall asleep.
  2. I still get a little tired during the day, but nowhere near the exhaustion I used to feel when I was afraid to prolong a blink in fear of falling asleep on my desk!
  3. My Friday evening commute home is no longer a dangerous flirtation with death. I used to have to fight to keep my eyes open and to stay on the road. Not so anymore! Even when I stay at school until 6:30 at the end of a long and stressful week, I'm very much awake as I drive home!!
  4. My weekends feel L-O-N-G.

Now, the sleep research also says that you shouldn't eat food or watch T.V in the two hours prior to going to bed. But.... you have to draw the line somewhere, people!


Anonymous said...

Dangerous flirtation with death? Way to get your mom worked up! And I'm all for drawing the line at FOOD before bed! Just stay away from the chocolate (unless you can find it caffeine-free!) Love you, Mom

Rebekah said...

I'm surprised you could type so early in the morning, error free! :) I agree with your last point whole-heartedly: the weekends do seem longer. :) How are your cats adjusting to you being awake earlier? -Rebek

roller coaster teacher said...

I woke up naturally (if that's possible) this morning at 6, just like a school day, and I thought of you!!! Yay us! I was up for 30 minutes, then went back to sleep for an hour. Oh well. I tried.

Anonymous said...

No word about you being cranky in the morning. That's worth it alone!


Gina said...

Wow, 6:30 on a Friday, that's dedication!

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