When is it better not to know?
September 4, 2018

The fewer buttons you need to push first thing in the morning, the more likely you’ll ease into the day with…ease.

That’s one reason I set the clock on the microwave for how long I wanted my coffee -- back when I was drinking coffee -- to heat. The mug was inside, ready to go, and all I had to do was press “start.”

The downside? Darrell couldn’t tell what time it was when he got up in the middle of the night.

Which was also the upside. Right?

What’s going to happen when you know what time it is? You’ll start doing the math. “Okay. Four o’clock. Three more hours until the alarm goes off. Better get right back to sleep. Go!”

I’m awake now.

Almost any sleep expert will tell you it’s better not to know the time. Sweet dreams.