I love being the only one awake at night. There’s something especially peaceful about being the only one awake. I’m not sure why, but I can be very productive at night. It feels different than the day for some reason. Maybe it’s the cozy feeling I get from nothing but darkness showing outside my windows. Maybe it’s because I don’t hear my neighbor using a leaf blower or cars driving by. Whatever the reason, I love being alone at night.
I recently read an article that said I might not have insomnia. The article makes the argument that humans are wired to wake up in the middle of the night for an hour or so, then go back to sleep, essentially sleeping in two four hour shifts. That would explain why I curse 4:30 a.m. more often than not!
I wonder how it would work for me to get up when I wake in the middle of the night and find something to do for an hour, then go back to bed. I’m thinking about giving it a go. The article makes the argument that it’s easier to remember dreams that way. I like remembering my dreams (though I don’t often) because I’ve gotten some interesting stories from dreams.
Here’s the link to the original article: