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  • Writer's pictureDillan Taylor

Waking up at 5am

This Sunday, the clocks moved back an hour. That extra hour of sleep was delicious.

Except I didn’t get a bonus hour. My circadian rhythm has stayed the same.

My previous sleep schedule: In bed at 10pm; Awake between 6-7am.

Now that time has been pushed back, I’ve been going to bed at 9pm and waking up between 5-6am.

All the cliches of waking up early AF are true.

  1. My days feel more productive.

  2. It’s therapeudic to feel like I’m the only one awake in the world.

  3. I love experiencing the sunrise.

  4. It feels like I get to do more in a day.

I feel bad for people who despise the morning time.

The downside is that I get exhausted around 8:30pm. Not ideal for nightlife. That’s okay.

Sacrifices need to be made in order for us to feel more whole.

This is a sacrifice I’m willing to make.


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