Today I had lunch with a friend and said, “I’d like to sit outside.” I answered my phone indoors and went outside. I answered my email sitting outside.
I’m now convinced that more outdoor light exposure makes me sleep better — better in the sense that I wake up feeling like I have slept more deeply. Whatever sleep does, it has done more of it. I’m convinced because I have gotten this well-slept feeling after six or seven days during which I spent several hours more than usual outdoor and did not get this feeling after two days when I spent an average or less-than-average amount of time outdoors.
I have slept this well before, but only after standing for 9 or 10 hours, which wasn’t easy. (Nowadays I stand about 6 hours/day.) Whereas spending more time outside is easy. I’ve ordered a sunshade for my laptop.
I am going to start to measure my sleep quality with a rating and keep track of how long I spend outdoors.