Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love natural light. That is one of my favorite things about the new place.
But, the light is a zeitgeber that is messing with my system. The light is serving as an external agent that wants to regulate my biological clock. Unfortunately, it is doing so in a manner that I am not wanting to have happen.
|Who needs a light emitting alarm clock when you have the sunshine?|
I normally wake up a few times during the night before my alarm goes off at 5:08. With the light acting as a zeitgeber, when I open my eyes I feel as though the sun is rising (especially since the light is orangey), and it is hard for me to go back to sleep until I look at my cell phone clock to make sure I didn't sleep past my alarm.
This has happened each day since Monday. And each time, I feel like it must be daylight so I have to check the clock which makes me more awake and makes it slightly harder for me to go back to sleep.
And on Sunday, the one day I get to sleep late with no alarm, I was up super early first with the street lights, and then with all the natural light that flows in through the mini-blinds.
I absolutely love natural light and not needing internal lights, but, I need to invest in some curtains or something to help block the zeitgeber in the bedroom so I can sleep better.
This is my last post for the A to Z Challenge. I have posted on each letter of the alphabet. I have also posted each day this year so far. I can't believe this is four months of daily blog posts. It is more than I posted in the last 2 years previous and it has become second nature for me to write on my blog. I almost feel lost until a post is up for the day. I think I'm going to keep at it for the month of May.
Why stop now?