What Do You Do When You Wake Up Way Too Early?

Jean

What Do You Do When You Wake Up Way Too Early?

Jean
moon-67909_640Recently I had begun sleeping until 6:30 a.m--what a treat. That is an automatic wake-up, no alarms here. For the last several years, like clockwork, I would wake up at 5:30 a.m. no matter what time I went to bed, be it 10 p.m. or 2 a.m. There I would be, wide awake when there was no need to be up soooo early.

Then of course there was the occasional day that I would actually sleep later, like the day I was supposed to meet Denise for the first time at the radio station I work for before she went on the air at 7:00 am. I set an alarm, but it didn't go off (set for PM instead of AM) and I woke up at 6:50! I threw on my clothes, rushed out the door, and actually made it to the studio before she went on the air. (The studio is only about 5 minutes from my house.) Just when you need to be up early, it just never fails. I used to be the person who hit snooze several times before I could drag my bum out of bed to get ready for work.

But my days of sleeping in till 6:30 seem to gone by the wayside for now. Today it was 4 a.m.! That happens more often than I like, but I hear it goes along with getting older.

Me, I get on the internet and catch up reading blogs on Caregiving.com. Still can't sleep, time to start another Zentangle Art Show--my newest "healthy" addiction.

Wonder what you do when you are wide awake in the wee hours?