Many people will have gone to bed last night with a degree of melancholy angst. Like me they will have forlornly switched the alarm back on after the luxury of 10 back to back lie ins.
I fell asleep then woke, bolt upright at 2:30 am full of dread about my imminent return to work.
I tossed. I turned. I got up and played Two Dots for 90 finger tapping minutes.
I contemplated cycling into work at 4am but thought better of it and dragged myself back upstairs where I promptly fell back to sleep.
Moments after, my 07:15 alarm went off and seemingly only seconds later the emergency 07:50 alarm blared.
Aargh. I need a new job. Should anyone have a spare job which would allow me to work from home and play with spreadsheets, I will take it.
Looking at the stats for my night I see there is a stark contrast between my two activity trackers of choice. On my left wrist was the Garmin 920XT on my right, a new Xmas treat, the Fitbit Charge HR.
I think from my intro, I’ve made it clear that I did not have a great nights sleep. Why then would the Garmin declare this to be one of my best kips ever?
9 blissful hours asleep with only 18 waking minutes in the middle. What happened to the Two Dots interlude?
The Fitbit on the other hand appears to be a master at sleep tracking and insomnia detection.
It ascertained that I had completely given up on sleep as a concept and split my night completely in two, which is just as I remember it.
Fitbit knows its sleep! Garmin is pants!