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Screwed Up Sleep For More Than Just Me

Getting Up In The Middle of My Night…

Normally at 9 a.m. I am three hours into sleeping. Normally. (I work until six a.m. most nights.)

But this week I have gotten up every morning at 9 a.m., stunned to see there was sun at that unbelievable time of the day. I have almost adjusted after four days now.

Joanna Penn is here from Great Britain. And Mark from Kobo just got in from the eastern time zone of Canada. I noticed tonight that Joanna has also adjusted to the massive time switch and was at the late-night session talking for the first time. Mark seems to adjust flawlessly since he travels so much.

There are professional writers here from all over the world. So I have noticed that as the days go on, everyone is looking tired from the massive amount of information, but no longer jet-lagged. And more than normal were at the late-night gab session tonight.

So in case anyone is wondering why I am not starting my new challenge until November or doing a different form of blog post, it is because my night is now my day and my writing day has now become my sleep time.

Time and sleep schedule will return to normal next week. Not sure if my brain will ever get over this much new business information flowing in, but that is a chance I am willing to take.



  • J. D. Brink

    Definitely not just you, Dean. I’m 16 hours off from Japan time and STILL not adjusted. Been averaging about 5 hours a night, which is why I have only made the late night sessions once. In fact, I’m typing this when I should be asleep!
    The massive education I’m getting this week is worth it, though. I can can sleep next week!

  • Mark Kuhn

    Dean, I have always wanted to ask you this. How did you start the up all night, sleep during the day pattern?

    • dwsmith

      My natural pattern. Plus it is very quiet at night. No phones, nothing. It has advantages, but on weeks like this it has problems as well.