In eight days, I’m going to Cincinnati.
Two days later, I’ll be in Houston.
Four days. Four games. Two new ballparks for me.
I’m psyched (and then some).
But I’m seriously worried about my sleep situation.
The problem is that my flight leaves at 9:45am.
That means I’ll have to be at LaGuardia around 8:00am…
which means I’ll have to leave my place by 7:30am…
which means I’ll have to wake up by 7:00am. (I plan to pack the day before.)
What’s wrong with waking up at seven in the morning?
Nothing…unless your average bedtime is seven in the morning.
That’s my situation.
Somehow, I have to reverse my sleep pattern within a week–or shift it enough that I’ll actually be tired enough to get into bed by 3am. I can get through a day on four hours of sleep. That’s the best thing I learned in college.
A couple of friends have suggested that I take Ambien.
Thanks, but no thanks.
I’ve never taken a sleeping pill, and I’m not about to start. I don’t know how my body will respond, and I don’t want to take any chances right before I head off for four big days. I don’t do the coffee thing either–I’d rather be naturally tired than artificially awake–so I’m just going to force myself up an hour earlier every day for the next few days and hope that my bedtimes follow. Unfortunately, I can’t shift my sleep pattern more than a few hours because I still have to work until at least 1:00am each the last three nights before I leave.