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sleep schedule backwards

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My boyfriend and I have drastically different sleep schedules. He likes to go to bed around 10:30pm and he gets up around 7am. I go to sleep around 2am and get up around 11am. Yes, I’m a bit of a night owl. I tried, at one point, to sync up my sleep schedule with his in some attempt at being “more grownup” but, it just didn’t take. If I try to go to bed before 1am, I can’t sleep the whole night. So, we’re back to our conflicting sleep schedules. I’ll admit that we got along a little better when we went to bed at the same time. People are precious about their sleep, as they should be—being sleep-deprived can have serious health consequences. And, most people have plenty of particularities when it comes to what they need to get a good night’s rest. Here’s what it’s like when you and your partner have drastically different sleep schedules.


You know different neighbors

I know neighbors my boyfriend has never met and visa versa. I know the late-morning crew—the neighbors who also get their first cup of joe from the corner coffee shop at nearly noon. My boyfriend knows the neighbors who are up at 7am to run their dogs out before work. He’ll introduce me to one of these neighbors, whose he’s known for years and is totally new to me.

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