Alarm Free Update
So I’ve now been getting up at 5:30 every day, weekends included, for four weeks. And I love it!
Now there have been some setbacks. I still rely on the trusty alarm clock 30-40% of the time so I cannot claim I am alarm free anymore. Hopefully this will come with time. Another problems is on days when I’ve stayed up late the night before I am, understandably, tired the next day since I won’t let myself sleep in.
The good part? Getting up is getting easier by the day, I have more energy in general throughout the day, I feel tired when I should go to bed, and the tired I feel (as I originally noted) is less in my head and more in my body. Even though I haven’t set about to reduce my sleep length (yet), I am sleeping less just because I still don’t go to bed as early as I probably should.
My wife continues to enjoy the sleeping in on weekends, but now I can’t help but wonder whether the variable sleep pattern actually helps her or just makes her feel more tired throughout the day. All I know is that getting up at a regular time has made a world of difference for me.
Either way, I’m not going back. Its 5:30am for me from now on.