Wednesday, October 1, 2008
In the spring, I was tired a lot.
One of my coworkers, who is very smart, asked me how late I would wake up if left to my own devices.
"Somewhere between 6:30 and 8," I said.
"Stop setting an alarm clock," she said. "Let your body wake up when it wants to. Don't schedule any early morning meetings at first."
And that system has been working splendidly. I have been better rested, and getting up earlier, on average, than I was when I was able to keep hitting snooze.
Except that now that the days are getting shorter, I am becoming increasingly aware that how my body decides when it will get up is the amount of sunlight in the room. Which means I am sleeping later and later. Currently, I am sleeping about as late as it is possible to sleep and not be so late to work that people notice. In about a week, I will need a new plan.
Suggestions? So far, "go to bed earlier" is not cutting it.
Posted by bzzzzgrrrl at 9:12 AM