With such a varied work schedule, it can often be hard to pencil in sleep. I had a beautiful streak a few months back where I was going to bed at 10:30 p.m. and waking at 6 a.m. Alas, that didn’t last long.
Last night was the first time in weeks I had a solid five hours of sleep without waking up—quite the achievement! My friends think I’m crazy for being able to run on three hours, but I always think nothing is impossible with caffeine at hand.
Sure, you get those pesky eye twitches, jittery hands and occasional brain fog, but the insane amount of energy received is worth it! Having the motivation inside your mind match the energy needed to get things done is a great position to be in.
Do any of you night owls rely on caffeine as much as I do? Early birds, please share your ways in the witchcraft of normal sleep cycles!
I’ve heard of these mystical guidelines:
- Turn off electronics an hour before bed
- Have a routine every night
- Only use your bed for sleep
- Do not eat a large meal or drink a lot before bed
- Do not exercise preceding sleep
These tips seem as foreign as my knowledge of politics. How does one do these things? Is it nature or nurture? These are the questions I have late at night.