When Emily and I lived in Nashville, we used to go to bed at 10:00. We were on Central time so prime-time TV started at 7 and the news came on at 10pm. It seemed natural, you know…turn on the news, ignore it…brush your teeth…then off to bed. I don’t know about you, but I am asleep before my head even hits the pillow. So, in Nashville, we were asleep by 10:30 and we got up at 5:30.
Here in WV, things are a little different. We still ignore the news when we bother to turn it on and we still brush our teeth, but it seems like the only consistent thing in our nighttime routine is the fact that we don’t go to bed until 11:30. We still get up early at 5:45 so I have no other option but to blame our lack of sleep on the Eastern time zone.
I know that getting six and a quarter hours of sleep isn’t really ideal. It may shorten our lives a bit even. The only way I see to handle it is to leave the Eastern time zone or to start paying attention to the news. I am not sure that I like the taste of either option so I will just have to live on the edge in the Eastern time zone. EDT/EST baby!