My advice for today: never take time for granted.
As in, don’t assume your smartphone clock is always right. Like I did this morning.
I woke up and glanced at my phone — 6am.
I could turn off my usual 6:30 alarm (because I hate alarms) and check my email, Facebook, etc. before I woke up the dog, who I could hear snoring on his pillow.
A lazy, relaxing start to the day.
When the two of us ventured out into the living room some 45 minutes later, the DVR clock held a surprise —
It was 5:45, not 6:45 like my phone seemed to think.
A quick check of my phone’s clock settings revealed that the “automatic date and time” selection that links your phone to the network time was unchecked.
I don’t know how that happened. I certainly didn’t do it. But consider this post an opportunity for you to double check your smartphone settings…
And get all the sleep you deserve tonight.
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I had to set a really early alarm to catch my flight to Dallas this morning, and I actually slept until it went off. My secret?
Usually if I have to get up super early for any reason, I wake up every hour on the hour to check and make sure I am not sleeping through my alarm.
It’s really annoying.
Then I’m awake before my alarm goes off and really tired from my night of no sleep.
But yesterday I had the beginnings of a head cold. And since I was taking DayQuil yesterday, I took NyQuil last night to complete the continuous cycle of medication I had started. As a result, I slept like a baby…and seriously thought my smoke detector was beeping when I was jarred awake in the wee hours.
What have we learned?
NyQuil. It’s not just for head colds anymore.
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Tagged airplane flight, airplanes, alarm clock, commentary, Dallas, DayQuil, early alarm, head cold, Health, Humor, life, medication, NyQuil, sleep, smoke detector, Travel
Wimbledon is a racket.
I look forward to it every year, and watch every moment of tennis that my schedule allows.
But this year?
My actual body clock reset itself to make sure of it.
I normally wake up around 7am every morning — without an alarm — to walk the dog. But this year during Wimbledon, I have been popping out of bed between 5:30-6:00am
I know that the first hour of Wimbledon coverage on ESPN is bogus chit-chat, and the matches don’t start until 8:00am. But my body doesn’t. And I especially know that the weekend coverage doesn’t begin until 9:00am.
Go back to sleep.
(I’m not listening.)
Posted in Health, Home, Humor, Life, Sports, Television, TV
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