For the week following my return from China I seemed to lose what was a large part of who I am (an insomniac). For that week, I had, what was for me, really wonky sleep patterns…going to bed at 10pm and waking up at 4:30 or 5am. I did for an entire week but then on day 8 things started to shift and by day 10 I was back to my normal 3am bed time. I wrote previously that the new pattern was annoying me because I wasn’t able to get as much done. I was going to be earlier, sleeping more, AND getting less done. All I can say is that I’m glad to be back to my normal, whatever that is. So much for the myths that the ‘earlybird gets the worm’ or ‘everyone needs 8 hours of sleep.’