I deliberately didn't set the alarm last night to get up for yoga. I figured there was no chance I'd sleep past 8:30, and if I did…well, I'd rather have the sleep than the exercise anyway.
And wouldn't you know it? When I woke up and looked at the clock, it was 8:59. I had a slight pang about yoga but felt great for all the extra rest. I tiptoed into my office, so as not to wake my husband (whose sleeping-in skills were putting even mine to shame), checked my email, and then went down to breakfast feeling efficient and refreshed.
Only…when I got to the kitchen, the clock said 7:15. I checked my cell phone to confirm. Wuh? Weird. Not only did I get to go to yoga after all, but the illusion of having had extra sleep never left, PLUS it felt like two extra hours fell into my lap.
I don't suppose there's any way to re-create this effect, but I highly recommend it.