Thursday, February 04, 2010

What a Restful Feeling

What a great day this has been. It all started at 3:00 AM. My normal bedtime lately seems to be midnight or later. I have no excuse except that it is often late before I can get started on some of the things I really enjoy and then when I get into it I find that before I know it, it is after midnight. Last night Sarah went to bed early and I did a few things around the house and then I looked at the clock and it was only 10:00 and I decided why not go to bed? Well five hours later I woke up in the middle of the night. I guess my body figured that after five hours of sleep I normally wake up so I should wake up tonight as well. I looked at the clock and thought "that's weird" and promptly went back to sleep. I never wake up in the middle of the night.

I had set my clock for 5:45 to wake Sarah up for seminary but at 5:44 she pokes her head into my bedroom and says, "bye Dad, I'm going to seminary". She had set her own alarm for earlier and so had gotten herself up. If you read my blog yesterday you will remember that Sarah has her drivers license now. That meant that for the second time on this wonderful night I just rolled over and promptly went back to sleep. My alarm finally did go off at 6:50 AM and so after nearly nine hours of sleep I got up and got ready for work. I can't remember the last time I had more than eight hours of sleep on a work day but I'm sure it has been many years. I felt great. I also think that eight hours of sleep when you go to bed early and get up early is more effective that eight hours of sleep when you go to bed late and get up late. I can't think of any logical reason why that would be the case but it just seems to be the way it is.

I think I'll try going to bed at ten o'clock a little more often. I like this.

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In the 40's, the spelling for the Bich pen was changed to Bic for obvious reasons.
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3 comments:

Brandon J. Leavitt said...

Its because our bodies evolved for running and it is more efficient to run in the morning than in the afternoon!

Lynn said...

*sigh* I keep trying to do that......go to bed earlier. I did two nights in a row and I couldn't sleep......my mind kept racing with all the things that I still could be doing and getting done. So I eventually gave up and went back to late nights again.

This post makes me want to try again.

I must.

Thanks.

: D

Lisa L said...

Finally!!! You may start going to bed with me :)