Waking up at 4am yet still being human
January 27, 2006 1:48 PM Subscribe
I'd love to be able to wake up at 4am every day... think of how much I could accomplish! But I also love those evening activities of going to concerts and watching movies and having dinner with my wife. Has anyone figured out a way around this? Is a daily "power nap" the answer?
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The few times I've actually woken up at 4am (usually due to insomnia), I've been amazed at how much work I got done. After showering, taking out the dog, and having a bit o' breakfast, it's still not even 4:45, and so I sit down with a cup of tea and just breeze through a big pile of work. The house is quiet, there's nobody to talk to, and no e-mails to deal with. I get three hours of quality work done before 8am, when my wife wakes up and our day begins.
I'd love to do this on a daily basis, but then I'm going to bed each night at 8pm, about an hour after my wife comes home from work. And forget about having friends or a social life... parties don't even begin until 8 or 9pm. Should I try the mid-day nap, or just train myself to live on five hours of sleep? (Can you even do that?)