Awake

It’s 6:30 a.m. as I start writing this post. I shouldn’t be awake but I’ve already been up for a half-hour. I’m at a loss to explain why. And when I say I’ve been up, I mean ‘up’ as in awake, not as in up and about. I’m only  writing this because if the WordPress client for the iPod Touch.

On week-days, I typically go to sleep too late and get five or six hours of rest, instead of the eight hours I need. When the weekend comes, I take full advantage and sleep in. The problem then is I get used to waking up late, so Monday is a difficult morning.

I know full well that instead of always staying up late and letting my wake-time change between weekdays and the weekend, I should wake at the same time and go to sleep when I need to. I’ve read the most simple advice from sleep experts about how to always feel rested: wake up at the same time every day and go to sleep when you are tired. Simple enough, right?

I can’t seem to make it happen. My problem is an annoying ability to remain awake and functional past the point of being really tired, coupled with the feeling that there are not nearly enough hours in the day.

I’ve been trying to roll bedtime back to midnight with fair success. I’d life to make bedtime 11:30 p.m. or even 11:00 p.m. but I know better than to make the change all at once.

The weather’s weird this week. Although it’s August, I think a factor in my waking up 90 minutes before my (first) alarm is I was cold! The night-time low was forecast at just 8°! I’m not sure what that’s about but I was quite chilly at 6:00 a.m.

Today, I cannot afford to be tired because Lori and I are headed to the mall after work to shop for clothing. I’ve been looking forward to this for some time now. Drat my early waking!

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