No seriously, do it.
After listening to Episode 24 of the increasingly excellent Cortex Podcast with Myke Hurley and CGP Grey, in which Grey explains his calendaring philosophy, I laughed and ruled Grey out as crazy for having dedicated “sleep” entries on his calendar.
A routine/schedule for sleep? You’ve got to be kidding- no one needs that!
Not sure why, but I decided to try it out. The result? It worked. Having a schedule and sticking to it seems to work. I no longer say, “Just 5 more minutes of this Podcast, or one more Twitter search.” It’s now a matter of, “oh sleep is next on my calendar, I’d better adhere to that.”
It’s not a magical solution and there’s no guarantee that you’re going be able to stick to it just because it appears on your calendar, but I would urge anyone who feels their sleep could do with a bit more routine to try it out- or else you’ll never know if there’s method to CGP Grey’s madness.