Springing Forward is AWFUL! Help!

I don't mind falling back, but springing forward ruins me for a good week to two weeks. If you are someone who has to get up in the middle of the night as it is...that hour means everything. 

In order to get a decent night's sleep, for instance, I should be asleep by 6pm. If, and I do mean if, I fall asleep right away, I will get about 7 to 7 1/2 hours of sleep. That almost never happens, for what it's worth. 

I have to get up at 1:30 in the morning to go to work. I am not complaining, it is what I signed up for, but that hour means the difference between getting up at midnight...and getting up at 1. And at that time of the morning, that hour is the world to me. 

And then there is the "daylight," in Daylight Saving Time. 

Normal people, (and if this is you, I envy you,) go to bed when it's dark. Blessed, sweet darkness. 

When we spring forward, It is still light when I go to bed. Very light. Brilliant, in fact. Picture a Klieg light coming through your window at 11 pm. 

Your body reacts to that light and tells you, "Hey! You should be in the garden planting stuff right now! Come on, girl, move it!"

So I go to bed when it is light, and I get up in the dark. The opposite of what most people get to do. I am buying some blackout curtains this week, so if you know of a sale, DM me. I might be awake enough to read it! 

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LaDona Harvey

LaDona Harvey

La Dona Harvey is co-host of San Diego's Morning News on News Radio KOGO AM 600. Read more


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