I had set my alarm clock for roughly 5:10AM so that I could wake up in time for 6:00AM dialysis. I happened to wake up to find that my alarm clock read 5:10. Figuring it would go off any minute, I decided to get up and turn on the BBC radio news. I got myself ready to go. I was all set to leave. And then I heard the BBC announcer say, “It’s 8:00, GMT”. 8:00? Wait, what’s that here?
I pulled out my cell phone. It read 4:00.
I had failed to switch the alarm clock display from alarm time back to actual time. And I had hailed to notice that the clock continued to read 5:10 the whole time I was getting ready.
Now I am wide awake and desperately want those 90 minutes of sleep I missed. On second thought, I’m not really wide awake. But it’s too late to go back to sleep.
One casualty of dialysis is clearly any sense of a routine sleep cycle, which I never really had in the first place, I suppose.