While I’m usually not a morning person, I do just fine getting up for early flights…. up until a certain point. I never count on getting a full night of sleep before flying, because I go to bed at my normal time (the wee hours of the night), and get up at some early hour (the wee hours of the night). The worst for me, however, is the flight I have tomorrow morning from Tampa to Washington. It departs at 5:40AM, which means I have to get up at 3AM.
So what would you do in this case? I know I won’t make it to bed before 1AM, or so. Should I even try sleeping? I’ve been in the same situation so many times before, and I usually end up getting about 45 minutes of sleep, since I roll around in my bed for about 45 minutes pondering whether or not I’ll hear the alarm.