So, for one reason or another, I usually find myself having to be awake before 9:00 a.m. most mornings. Sometimes it’s to go to class, sometimes it’s to finish homework that I didn’t get to the night before, sometimes it’s for office hours. Whatever the case, there aren’t a whole lot of days where I have the option of actually sleeping in. What I’ve been noticing lately, however, is that on the days I actually can sleep in, most of the times I don’t. My body seems to be set on waking up around 8:30 a.m. no matter what time I went to bed, and regardless of whether or not I set an alarm. Apparently the rest of the week where I have to get up has programmed my body to wake up early even when it doesn’t need to.
So my question for everyone is this: do you sleep in when you can? Does it affect your “sleep-in days” if you have to wake up early for school (or otherwise), or does it not matter?