Monday, January 11, 2021

Went To Bed Before Midnight For The First Time In A Decade

About a decade ago, I had started a job at a food factory in the evening shift, meaning that I would be finishing past midnight. This inevitably ended up meaning that I would be sleeping at late hours. As the years went on, this became the new normal and I had grown accustomed to it. Even welcomed it.

When I started a day job in the morning, I'd still be up until 12:30 to 1 o'clock in the morning. Partly doing some last minute dubbing or other things in order to get me tired enough to fall asleep. I didn't mind it; it was part of my routine.

Then something happened last night. For the first time in ten years, I went to be at 11:30 P.M.

I couldn't explain it. There was no reason for it. There wasn't anything urgent. There was no change in the routine. I just felt tired, found myself falling asleep, and so I decided to turn it and go to bed. And I'll tell you what. It was the best sleep I had in years.

Part of me is wondering if this was just a one-off. As if the past few weeks of busywork is finally catching up to me and I'm making up for loss sleep. Maybe this is the beginning of a new sleeping pattern. I haven't a clue for sure.

But I guess we'll find out, won't we?


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