When it starts getting dark earlier, I start going to bed earlier. This past week, I’m heading to bed by 9:20 and it feels great. Usually, I wake up around 5 – on weekends I read until I fall back asleep for another hour or so, but during the work week I don’t have that chance, so am stuck being awake at 5. If I go to bed at 10:30 it means I didn’t get enough rest, whereas if I go to bed at 9:20, I do. I love that. When I was in grad school and stopped working at the bar, I was so burned out from so many 3 AM nights that I went to bed at 8:30 for months on end. I really did enjoy it, when it’s dark. I just don’t feel my best when I go to bed too much past 10, and past 10:30 I am screwed.