More on the early alarm clock anxiety. ..
I've been really careful in the evening leading up to a day shift, no caffeine, limited screen time, physical activity, dim lights... last night I was drowsy by 10:30, and after combat rolling into bed I was sound asleep in just minutes.
I woke up so refreshed.
I was ready to hop out of bed without looking at the time, so rested I planned on using my extra few minutes before my alarm clock by braving the cold with the dogs.
I swung my feet to the floor and glanced at the clock.
*I saw the clock at least 5 more times at randomly staggered points throughout the night. I think I need to start taking something.