This is a blog post that I more or less composed in my mind early this morning when, at 5 AM, I awoke with a runny nose and started sneezing.
Just like I have every morning at 5 AM for the past month and a half.
I do not, as far as I can tell, have a cold.
I do not experience the same runny nose or sneezing at other times of day.
Is it possible that I’m allergic to 5 AM? (People can’t actually be allergic to a time of day, can they?)
Or, more plausibly (if only marginally so), is it possible that something about my circadian rhythms makes me more vulnerable to allergens in my environment at 5 AM? (Bora? Bueller? Anyone?) If so, is there any hope of resetting this vulnerability to a more convenient time?
Or is my damn nose haunted?