As a result of my surgery last winter, I’m presently required to eat four small meals a day. For the last several months, these have been happening at around 9:30 AM, 1 PM, 7 PM, and midnight. This has resulted in going to bed no earlier than 1 AM, and often more like 2 or 3 AM, due to other requirements, such as needing to take my bedtime vitamins an hour or so after my final meal of the day.
This has seriously messed up my sleep schedule, which is impacting my ability to work on a reasonably reliable schedule.
To fix this, I’m going to try to adjust my meal schedule slightly, to eat at 9:30 AM, 1 PM, 5 PM, and 9 PM. The previous 7 PM mealtime was an attempt to have our “dinner” meal at the time my wife and daughter are used to, which really didn’t work well for me. After talking to my wife about this problem last night, we agreed to try having dinner significantly earlier to see if that helps my sleep situation.
Having my fourth meal at around 9 PM means that I should be able to get to bed before midnight more reliably. Hopefully this will result in getting enough sleep to function better. Time will tell!
The point to sharing this information with you is to explain why I may be available at different times than I used to be.