My mom used to quote her dad saying, "The hours before midnight count twice." Meaning that hours slept before midnight are more refreshing.
In my experience, not true.
I can't sleep deeply when I go to bed so early, and today I feel almost incoherent, even though I went to sleep at 9:15 last night and got up at 5:30 this morning.*
Tonight, I started getting ready to go to bed as soon as I got home. I put my sweet potato in the microwave for dinner and put the kettle on the stove to make tomorrow morning's chai. As soon as I was done with dinner, I got in the shower.
I'm about to turn off the light. It's 9:00.
* There is also a crud going around, but I refuse to get the crud, even if everyone around me has it. I just flatly refuse. I am taking elderberry syrup every day. Did you know that elderberry is an antiviral? Apparently it was a Native American remedy, and I am trying it for the first time. A bottle costs $12.99. Health doesn't come cheap.