22-year-old Stacy Mathers has trouble in the mornings due to extreme fatigue caused by waking up before 10:00 a.m. On this particular day, the recent college grad decided to make a change, waking up bright and early in her Boston apartment to get a head start on feeling exhausted.
This sleepyhead is hacking her body clock. You go, girl!
“Waking up is so hard because I feel so wiped out,” Stacy explained. “No matter when I get up, I always feel like a walking corpse. That’s why I’m waking up even earlier to get ahead on feeling super depleted.”
Yawn! Who needs extra sleep when you can sleep less and be exhausted even sooner?
Stacy began this routine three months ago when she realized she was spending the first hours of her day in a half-asleep daze.
“I would wake up with a snarl on my face,” Stacy said. “It would take hours for me to feel like a real person because all I could think about was getting back in my bed.”
Stacy now wakes up at 5:00 a.m. every morning and spends the first six hours of her day complaining about being up. She told reporters, “Waking up earlier allows me an extra hour to lay in bed and curse the gods for not granting me everlasting rest.”
Move over, Mr. Sandman, Stacy is up and not at ‘em!
Fighting exhaustion can be difficult for anyone, but it seems like Stacy has got getting out of bed figured out: “Waking up early has jump started my day so I can feel super sleepy even earlier! That way I can spend more of my day moderately tired instead of extremely exhausted.”
Slay that sleep schedule!
For all you sleepy folks wondering what Stacy does with her extra hours in the morning, Stacy claims she uses the extra hour to be extra cranky. “I’m a little grinch in those extra hours before my day really gets started,” Stacy shared. “I can spend more time growling and groaning about being awake. I also have 15 extra minutes to get to Starbucks.”
Sounds like Stacy is a sleep wizard!
Though waking up early might have you momentarily feeling sleepy, this is a small price to pay. In Stacy’s eyes, feeling hellishly tired at 5:00 a.m. is somehow better than feeling hellishly tired at 9:30 a.m.