Crack of Dawn Carla.
To know me is to know I’m a lark.
- I’m a happy early riser.
- I never set an alarm (I am Kramer & yet also believe if I don’t wake-up I’m not mean to be up. I’m always up.).
- I love EARLY MORNING
I’m the woman who, if faced with choosing between SCHVITZ or SLEEP, always chooses the
I think I don’t “value” sleep as much as many because I’m a lifelong poor sleeper (light sleeper. no napper. I received the child I deserved.).
All that said, I rarely walk around Austin feeling sleep deprived.
I’m early to bed. Early to rise. And feel pretty damn good all day doing it.
sleep is literally and figuratively BOTTOM of my list.
The other day as I labored through traditional cardio I do not love I turned on a TV show for distraction.
The theme of the show was SLEEP (how to get more etc) & the most fascinating segment offered a quick way to assess if the sleep you’re getting is enough for *you.*
A way to evaluate if you’re living a sleep deprived life based on ability to LOOK and REACT.
seized the excuse to cut short that morning’s thirty minute routine finished my workout, grabbed a ruler, & readied to evaluate my reaction time.
Here’s the exercise:
- Snag a ruler & a partner.
- Have partner hold ruler at top while you LOOSELY hold with thumb/index finger at bottom.
- Ask partner to spontaneously release ruler while you attempt to GRAB with thumb/index fingers as quickly as possible.
- Record number “grabbed” and compare to norms below.
40 mm EXCELLENT.
80 mm GOOD.
100 mm AVERAGE.
140 mm SLOW.
180 mm GO TO BED! GO TO BED!
Here’s where I reveal I’m a little afraid to do the rular-snatch assessment.
I may be Ben(jamina) Franklin, but I’m convinced it works for me.
Here’s also where I reveal I’d be sad if the ruler indicated I’m sleepy…because overall I feel pretty great!
As a result, I’m dragging you in *with* me.
Wanna grab a
partner, a ruler & join in the sleep deprivation test?
Pinky swear I’ll hit you up with my number-results in the comments below.
Let’s do this thing…