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Rising in the dark

Went to bed at 11 or so and woke at 3:40. This seems to be my new pattern: sleep for 4-5 hours, then wake up.

I'm going to do my best to stay awake for the next 3 or so hours, until I can go to work. (Hey! I've got time to go out for breakfast!) I want to see what happens -- whether I'm comatose at 7 pm, for example, or sleep for 8 hours tonight, or what. If I had no other demands on my time today I'd go back to bed when the mood eventually struck me and alternate between rising and sleeping until about 10 am, and then get up for good. But of course there *are* things that I will have to do earlier than 10 am today, and it strikes me as silly that can I wake before 4 and yet still manage to tumble out of bed, barely in time for work.



Sep. 9th, 2009 11:50 am (UTC)
I read a New Yorker article once that theorized that the normal human sleeping pattern is a few hours, then awake for a bit, then a few more hours, and that the modern world has overthrown that natural tendency.
Sep. 10th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
I'm starting to think of my natural pattern as 10 hours of sleep with a break for some puttering around at the 5 hour mark.