We all have specific sleep patterns, some of us don’t work from 9-5 and have our sleep pattern return to what may be a more natural state. Which includes waking up in the middle of the night. Think about how creative you could be by waking up halfway through the night to think, write or make love.
You could be having a period in which you work till 5 am and head to bed at 6am. Even though this is generally frowned upon by most people, it could turn out that this method of working is super efficient for you! This natural phenomenon could be extremely useful to leverage.
Here are some comments I have collected from other freelancers
I often work till about 4 am and sleep in one block between 6-8 hours. I get things done at night: no distractions and everything around me is calm/silent -> Bliss.
First sleep is 3-4 hours long, then I’m awake for 1,5-2 hours working or reading and then I get tired again and sleep another 2 hours more or less. Never need an alarm clock, always can get up on the programmed time.
As a digital nomad, you could embrace this lifestyle and segmented sleep patterns. Its not for everyone of course, but can be useful to leverage when you are working on an international level. In fact, one famous DJ I know always travels and lives according to his local time. Going to bed at 3am in the morning which translates to 11pm in the night back home. Just know that you share these patterns with millions of other people.