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Daylight Saving Time… It’s My Favorite Week of the Year for Sleep.

You read that title correctly, and I wrote it properly.  The week of Daylight Saving Time, where we spring forward, is my best week of sleep of the entire year.

Normally, because I’m so awesome, I’m an early riser.  I mean 3 am in the morning (Lady Redundant Woman) early riser.  So, from the day we fall back in November, all the way into March, I’m waking up earlier than normal.  This means an average of five or six hours of sleep at night.  Sometimes I might get lucky and run into a seven hour stretch but it’s rare.

Then we spring forward, and for some crazy reason I still fall asleep at 9 in the evening, but I sleep all the way to the alarm at 4:30 am in the morning (Lady Redundant Woman).  I get a full week at better than seven hours of sleep, and it is awesome.

So yeah, I know, complain if you must.  I’m in all of my glory.

Still had to bust out a ride on the trainer yesterday.  It was snowing when I put foot to pedal last evening at 5:30…  I’ll be indoors again tonight – but we’re heading for a warm up this weekend and we’re already making plans to make the best of it.



  1. Manu Stanley says:

    Do you think six hours of sleep per day makes us sufficiently charged for the next day? The story is similar with me too.. sometimes I think I am programed that way! 🙂

  2. fitnessgrad says:

    If I am being honest, I forgot all about Daylight savings time — it wasn’t until I realized my alarm clock and phone were two different times lol


  3. Bro! You are a machine. I cannot power through this time change stuff. My kids want to stay up cuz it’s light, and sleep in cuz it’s dark. It’s killing me. I can’t tell you the last time I got up early and rode my 20 miles (translation: write for 90 minutes). I am truly missing it.

  4. saoirsek says:

    Love this, your enthusiasm is brilliant 🙂

  5. Three am in the morning?!?! 😮

  6. I hate springing forward. I wish we could keep falling back. I don’t care how out of sync the clocks and the daylight gets.

    • bgddyjim says:

      I could live with staying sprung forward, staying fallen back would be brutal for us in the north. Light out at 4:30 am, even 4 am closer to June 21… and we would struggle till May with getting our 6 pm club ride in.

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