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Old 12-03-2017, 04:08 PM   #1
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What time do you wake and sleep?

When I was working I would wake up at 2:30 in the morning and it really sucked even though I was able to wake every morning before the alarm clock would go off, waking up that early I would sleep around 7pm

In comparison to retired life, now I’m up at 5:30, 4:30 now with daylight savings and sleep anywhere between 10 and midnight. I thought I’d be able to sleep in later but I think I’ve only slept past 7:00 1 time in the 8 Fired years
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:12 PM   #2
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9 PM 5 AM - 6 AM But no alarm clocks
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:15 PM   #3
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I usually turn on the stereo, grab the Kindle and hop into bed around 8:30 - 9. Have a cup or 2 of "sleepy time" tea and read and listen for a few hours and lights out 11 - 12. Get up around 7:30.
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:16 PM   #4
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~11:00 PM to 6:30 AM or so (depends on when the dog thinks it's time to get started).
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:37 PM   #5
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Go to bed at 1:00am. Wake up at 8:00am (cat alarm clock), get up at 9:00am.
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:39 PM   #6
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Fall asleep around 2:00 a.m. after reading a couple of hours. Sleep until 10:00 a.m. Sometimes later/sometimes earlier when I have a 9:00 tee-time.

Staying up late is one of my most cherished perks of retirement. When I was working I always felt obligated to be in bed by 10:30 pm at the latest.
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:45 PM   #7
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Fall asleep around 2:00 a.m. after reading a couple of hours. Sleep until 10:00 a.m. Sometimes later/sometimes earlier when I have a 9:00 tee-time.

Staying up late is one of my most cherished perks of retirement. When I was working I always felt obligated to be in bed by 10:30 pm at the latest.
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:07 PM   #8
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I go to bed between 10 and 11 and wake up between 5 and 6. Or I wake up at 2, cant go back to sleep and then go back to bed about 4:30 and sleep until 7:30. In the summer I wake up when it gets light outside.....
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I usually fall asleep 9-10ish and wake up 4-6ish, no alarm clock. However, I wake 1-3am and I’m up for 2-3 hours several times/week (I’ve posted here at odd hours...). I’d rather sleep through, and I try to stay awake later to prevent being wide awake for several hours many nights.

DW never gets up in the middle of the night like me, but she never sleeps as soundly as I do (when I’m asleep).
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:19 PM   #10
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Typically fall asleep between 10:30 and 11 PM; up between 6:30 and 7 AM. Occasionally I wake up earlier and can't get back to sleep so I get up- no sweat. I can take an afternoon nap if I want!
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:26 PM   #11
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I'm not retired but when I don't have any other commitments I prefer to sleep with the sun. Obviously that doesn't work the greatest this time of year with 15 hours of dark so I just work with the sunrise half. The sun rises here at just after 7am so I plan to wake up at that time which means going to bed at around 10:30-11:00. In the summer when the sun goes down at 8:30pm and rises at 5am I sleep 9-5 or 9:30-5:30. That is ideal but that pesky j*b gets in the way sometimes.
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I go to bed between 10 and 11 and wake up between 5 and 6. Or I wake up at 2, cant go back to sleep and then go back to bed about 4:30 and sleep until 7:30. In the summer I wake up when it gets light outside.....
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:51 PM   #13
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Down usually at 11 pm. Up around 8:30-9 am. I always schedule appointments at 11 am or later so as not to mess up my quiet mornings or interfere with breakfast. DW goes down about 12 - 1 am and up about the same time as me.
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Go to bed around 10 pm, but I may sleep an hour or so on the couch before bedtime. Get up around 5:30 am.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:09 PM   #15
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Turn off the TV and head upstairs when I’m sleepy, usually around ten. As my father once told me, “Nothing moral happens after ten o’clock, and nothing legal after midnight.” I had an early curfew...

Wake around first light (no shade on the east-facing skylight.) No alarm, unless I have an early morning appointment.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:15 PM   #16
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To bed between 9/930 up between 5/530. No alarm clocks for me even when I worked I just woke up.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:30 PM   #17
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I go to bed usually between 2 AM and 3 AM. I get to sleep usually within 30 minutes to an hour. Going to bed earlier doesn't help. If I do that I just stay awake longer.

I wake up usually between 10:30 and 11:00.

I went to sleep at pretty much the same time when I was working full time in the office but I had to get up much earlier of course. I was chronically sleep deprived. Now, I usually feel so much more rested. But, I am a pure night owl.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:33 PM   #18
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Before I retired, the time at which I slept was never up to me. School, strict parents, much travel with time changes, job, pets, baby... you name it, but I never got to choose when to sleep. (poor me, where's the tiny violin.... )

Now, in my 9th year of retirement, I am still having trouble establishing a regular sleep schedule.

I have no trouble sleeping - - I sleep a lot of hours each week, but they are not regular. If I stop setting my alarm clock, and just allow myself to sleep when I get tired, I settle into an erratic schedule of mostly 25-26 hour days. That just doesn't synch well with the rest of the world.
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Usually go to bed around 11:00-11:30 pm, up around 7:30-8:00 am now that I am retired. When I was working, I was up at 5:30 am for starting work at 7:00 am; so used to go to bed around 10:00 pm.

I wake earlier in summer when it is light out earlier, lot tougher to want to get out of bed when it is colder winter. The best part is no alarm clock anymore, unless need to get up for something earlier.
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