It's only about 10:30 here, but I feel so sleepy. Ordinarily I don't get sleepy before midnight, and even that is too early most days. But today is different.
I wonder how much that is a factor of my water intake, or the fact that I've eaten fried food two nights in a row. I just couldn't help it! I wanted something comforting and delicious.
I've noticed that waking up early seems to be having a positive effect on dream memory as well. Whereas before I could not remember any of my dreams, as I approach a consistent sleep and wake time, I remember more of my last dream before waking than I have in a long time. It's not been enough to write down yet, but I imagine that will also get better as I continue to document what I remember. That's a great exercise as writing is a gentle way to wake up and get the engines going.
Of course I left my post for about 30 minutes because I got distracted. This is generally why I don't get to bed before midnight. It's my routine, and it's going to take a lot more than being sleepy to change it, especially since I often get a second wind when I turn off the lights. It's just how my brain works.