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Moemg 08-15-2020 10:42 AM

I get up between 9 and 9:30 . I spent 40 years getting up around 5 . This is so much better .

timo2 08-15-2020 11:04 AM

one dog wakes us up at 1:30 to 2:30 am. the other dog wakes us up at 3:30 to 5:30 am. Then we sleep until 8 or 9 am.

Rex 08-15-2020 11:05 AM

Around 7am. So thankful to not have to get up at dark thirty with an alarm.

Lakedog 08-15-2020 11:15 AM

I typically get up around 5:30 which works well for my lab pup as she is ready to go out around 6am. Before retiring I expected I might want to sleep in when I had that option but that has not been the case.

iloveyoga 08-15-2020 12:07 PM

Seven years in and I still get up between 5 and 6.

O2Bfree 08-15-2020 12:25 PM

Between 5:30, which was my get-up time when I w@rked, and around 6:45. I don't like to doze much beyond 7 unless we had a late night. If it's one of those nights when I wake up before 2:30-ish and have trouble dozing off again, I'll take the 1 mg sub-lingual melatonin I leave on the nightstand for those restless wee hours.

Dtail 08-15-2020 12:32 PM

Wake up between 6am and 7am daily. Used to wake up 4:30am for work.
Was always a morning person.

Bamaman 08-15-2020 12:36 PM

It's 1:35 p.m. and I'm still in bed.

Maybe I need to do something worthwhile today. Maybe tomorrow, though.

Dtail 08-15-2020 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Bamaman (Post 2471872)
It's 1:35 p.m. and I'm still in bed.

Maybe I need to do something worthwhile today. Maybe tomorrow, though.

:laugh:

mystang52 08-15-2020 12:57 PM

My normal wake-up time is 5:15 to 6. When I go thru my insomnia spells - like I am right now - i'm up by 3, and if I'm lucky I'll be able to fall back asleep for a little bit more. I've never needed a lot of sleep, so 5 to 6 hours is sufficient for me.

GalaxyBoy 08-15-2020 01:20 PM

I wake up around 5:30 or 6:00, or earlier if the cat decides he's ready. I wish I could sleep longer.

DF said he always woke up around 4:30 and laid in bed waiting for sunrise; he was retired for 30 years and this never changed. Aunt, on the other hand, sleeps until 9 or 10. She once mentioned that a friend told her that she got up every day around 6. Aunt said, "Why would anyone in their right mind get up that early?"

dadu007 08-15-2020 01:23 PM

Well, my normal lights-out time is 11:00 pm, and I would normally naturally wake up around 7:00, but this new kitty isn't having any of that and wants me out bed by 5:15 or 5:30 to feed her. I've had to bring back naps in the afternoon! I need a good 8 hours to feel rested.

street 08-15-2020 01:27 PM

Everyday 5 to 530 AM. Retired 4 years ago and for 35 years of getting about 5 to get to work I'm still getting up early.

I love getting up early in the morning for me it is the best time of day.

Redbugdave 08-15-2020 01:31 PM

Been retired 6 years and hit the sack around 11pm and up and ready around 530am every day. I always have been a morning person even though I worked rotating shifts.

ShokWaveRider 08-15-2020 01:31 PM

Bed at 10pm, up at between 7am and 8am (More often 8am) every day. That is 9 hours minimum (in bed). Takes me a little while to get to sleep, so I probably get ~8 hours regularly. I do not nap during the day.

W2R 08-15-2020 01:59 PM

When working, I always thought I was a morning person and when given the choice, would arrive at work or university "bright eyed and bushy tailed" (as the saying goes), ready to get to work, around 6 AM. I had always worked or gone to school every day, or had other responsibilities inconsistent with sleeping in, so I never actually HAD the choice of being a morning person or not.

In retirement, it's different. I love staying up late, which means I sleep late too. But I don't let myself sleep past 10 AM. If that starts happening, I resume setting my alarm for 10 AM. Right now, without an alarm I am awakening between 9:30 and 10:00 AM.

I never awaken earlier than desired. I love sleeping 7-9 hours each night and do so, except if the alarm awakens me. Now if I could make myself go to sleep earlier, all my sleep problems would be over! But I get too wound up and don't want to go to bed, just as though I was still a kid.

tmm99 08-15-2020 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by W2R (Post 2471927)
between 9:30 and 10:00 AM.

Me too! Between 9:30 and 10AM. If I'm not careful, I end up staying up until 3AM. I've always been a night owl. I do enjoy cool morning air, but it's painful to be up so early. Even when I wo*ked, I didn't have to get up until 8AM. One time, I did a short stint of having to get up at 6AM to get to wo*k. It was a torture!

Badger 08-15-2020 04:12 PM

Usually I wake up between 4:30 and 5:00am but sometimes earlier. It helps to have a few indoor cats and 1 outdoor feral cat waiting for breakfast. Once they are fed I can get a cup of coffee to wake up then out for a bike ride at the beach. It's nice to watch the sun come up over the ocean. Depending on the weather the colors can be spectacular. Only so many days left and I don't want to miss anything.


Cheers!

O2Bfree 08-15-2020 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Badger (Post 2471986)
Usually I wake up between 4:30 and 5:00am but sometimes earlier. It helps to have a few indoor cats and 1 outdoor feral cat waiting for breakfast. Once they are fed I can get a cup of coffee to wake up then out for a bike ride at the beach. It's nice to watch the sun come up over the ocean. Depending on the weather the colors can be spectacular. Only so many days left and I don't want to miss anything.

You feed your cats BEFORE you get coffee? Man, they got you trained real good!

Goonie 08-15-2020 06:08 PM

Before I retired, I woke up at 5:15 a.m. every morning, 5 minutes before the alarm went off. It was that way for 17 years. The first day of retirement, I woke up at 8:00 a.m., and it’s been that way for the past 13+ years, although once in a great while I wake up sometime around 7:00 a.m., but that’s a rarity.

And it doesn’t matter what time I go to sleep. I usually call it a day between midnight and 2:00 a.m., although it’s occasionally 2:00-3:00, because I like to sit and read for a long time before I go to sleep. Regardless I wake up around 8:00, with no alarm.


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