The Way I See It

Yawn... inner clockwork is awry



Though I’m not an extra early riser on most days, I’ve never been one to sleep past noon on the weekends or vacations, even in my youth.

But I am trying to change my circadian clock, that inner clock that dwells inside us all, so that I am not so sluggish at the end of the day.

What exactly is the circadian clock or rhythm?

A circadian rhythm is the actual changes in our bodies that signal happenings in a 24 hour period and these changes are usually signaled by light and darkness.

How am I doing so far? Not so good. After almost 24 years of robbing Peter to pay Paul in the sleep department, it may be awhile before I can nudge the sleep cycle in this deadline oriented body. Oh I sleep…. I just want to sleep more than I used to.

Of course, it could be that I’m not sleeping soundly through the night due to, ahem, my ability to snore.

Couple this with the recent time change where we all “lost” an hour…let’s just say I’ve been having coffee in the afternoons these past few days.

So, I am moving my cell phone with all the wonderful notifications away or at least silencing it. My home phone will have to suffice for all emergencies.

And I’m opening my curtains to let in some natural light. Not dangerously so where Peeping Toms or the neighbors may see a bit more that they should (or want).

The way I see it, hopefully the above will help even though I’ll have to wait on the hint about going to bed at the same time each night. That just isn’t going to happen any time soon.

That’s the way I see it, let me know your view – email me at, or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, Tx 78064.

SUE BROWN is the Editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at 830-281-2341 or

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