Well, nearly half past four in the morning again! This insomnia is getting to be a habit - and I was only thinking a few nights ago that I was achieving better sleep these days! They say we need less Zzz time as we get older, I got about 4 hours tonight.
Still, I can use the time to work on projects. There was a prog on the radio couple of days ago on tiredness & fatigue. They said there that most of us spend too long in bed trying to get back to sleep when our body clock had slipped somewhat. The only way to reset it naturally was to go back to a more natural rhythm (paraphrasing here). From what I remember Alan C. must be an example of natural rhythm keeping, do you not tend to be early to rise, Alan? Do you sleep well otherwise?
They did say that a 20 minutes doze, not sleep and no longer, in the pm is actually a good thing - keeps you more alert in the evening but may not affect an otherwise good sleep rhythm. If it does tip into full sleep it probably will affect the ability to sleep later. Perhaps the idea of the "power doze" is valid after all!
When I feel the lids dropping in the pm, only happens if I am reading, I always put the radio on at a fairly low volume.
Used the time so far to settle a dispute about the orientation of a building in Gloster, finding Google Earth quite useful these days. Found the building, orientated they image with north at the top, clipped the it and emailed it to my co-projectee. We were both right, the diagonal of the building lies almost exactly on the NS line - so the front can be either the south or the east elevation - take yer pick!
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."