I’ve been a late riser for the majority of my conscious life, but over the past 2-ish years my sleeping patterns have been changing pretty significantly. KK & I began making a conscious effort to go to bed earlier, and as we got better at it, we started naturally waking up earlier.
Like, really early. We’re lights-out most nights by 9pm, sometimes even earlier, and I find myself waking up naturally, completely refreshed and ready to go, often between 5:30-6am.
This is boggling—but what’s even more boggling is that I like it. Seriously, I feel like I’ve discovered some kind of cheat code to life. There’s so much time in the mornings to do stuff now—I get a jump on work, do some house errands, or sometimes just screw around on the internet for a couple of hours without feeling like I should be doing something else. On weekends, I’m shitposting on reddit at 6am, then doing fun weekend stuff.
As a weird added bonus, i haven’t needed an alarm clock for more than a year. I just…wake up. It’s crazy.
It is with some shock that I have realized that I’m now on basically the same sleep/wake schedule as my parents—asleep by 9, awake by 5-6.
Does…does this happen to everyone?