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habelsgtb 08-20-2020 04:17 PM

For the first 2 months I was waking up at 6 am or slightly earlier - that was my usual work time. These last few weeks Iíve been sleeping in to 6:30 or 7. Feels good. Finally starting to chill out.

Retire2013 08-20-2020 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by REWahoo (Post 2471719)
Retired 15 years and wake up between 4:30 am and 7:30 am. Why? I don't have a clue.

How many hours of sleep do you get per night on average?

Retire2013 08-20-2020 04:35 PM

I go to bed between 9:30 pm and 11:30 pm. Get up between 8 and 9 AM. Always wear an eye mask to block out light when I sleep. I have room darkening shades but I still wear the eye mask to keep up this habit for when I travel and may stay at relatives's homes who may not have room darkening shades.

Koolau 08-25-2020 02:48 AM

Not sure why, but during Covid 19, my bed time and wake up time have shifted. I go to bed later and wake up later. So, I usually get up about 9:30AM. YMMV

ArmchairMillionaire23 08-25-2020 03:15 AM

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Originally Posted by YVRRocketSurgery (Post 2473573)
Wow, I can't believe there are so many early risers.
We're still working so we wake up early for the daily grind. But we're more night owls and try to sleep in until 10am on the weekends or while on vacation.

And I can't believe there are so many people who sleep in after 6am! Since 1993 or so almost all of my j*bs have started at either 5am or 6am so most of my life I have usually awakened at 3-something except for the 10 months where I w*rked 2nd shift (3-11) and I usually got up around 7am.
On the weekends I'm still usually up and around by 5am with no alarms set.

Bamaman 08-25-2020 03:44 AM

3:00 am is my normal time to get up. Being retired, I can catch a nap 6:00-7:00 am that helps.

5 hrs. on CPAP is about as long as I can take.

DrRoy 08-25-2020 04:38 AM

Pre ER was 5:25, now then to 6:00.

Green Papaya 09-06-2020 09:06 PM

Through first seven months of FIRE, we usually woke up between 8:30 - 9:30. Then in August, we wanted to get up at 7, maybe 7:30, to go swimming before the sun light becomes too harsh. Even though 7 am is way later than when I had to get out of bed to go to work, it is still a struggle to get up. There is no way I want to return to work.

FreeBear 09-07-2020 03:29 PM

I too am amazed by all the early birds. When w*rking, I struggled to get to the office by 9 am. Just a natural night owl all my life.

When I Fired, I started getting up around 10 am or even noon, largely because I went to bed at 2-3am. Since moving to AZ, I surprised to find that i now go to bed at 10-11pm and awake around 6-7:30 am.


I think that the sunlight is so bright down here that it wakes me up early (normal for the rest of you), and I naturally tire by 10 pm since I've been up so long. Besides, when the daytime high is 110F, I'm eager to get outside as early as possible while temperatures are comfortable, or at least tolerable. I thought about installing room-darkening shades, but decided that I love getting up early to enjoy the wonderful mornings in SE Arizona. I've become a morning person, and my morning coffee on the patio is the highlight of my day!

Nick12 09-09-2020 03:15 AM

I wake up every day at 4am. I take a power nap in the afternoon for about 1 hour.

WestUniversity 09-09-2020 05:25 AM

Have woken up anywhere from 4 to 6 for many years, long before retirement. When I was still w#rking I was usually up before the alarm clock went off...

DFW_M5 09-09-2020 06:23 AM

Usually wake up 5:00 - 5:30 AM and get about 5 - 6 hours of sleep with a pee break somewhere in there.

bigcmagor 09-09-2020 07:00 AM

Between 3am and 4am depending on when I went to bed. Six hours is all nature gives me.

hiker88 09-09-2020 07:13 AM

Around 5am, same as when I was working.

Venturer 09-09-2020 08:03 AM

Between 6 & 6:30 or if I'm lucky 7 am,internal clock won't reset even after a year.

ckelly78z 09-09-2020 10:17 AM

In my retirement practice (10 week Covid shutdown) earlier this year I was generally sleeping until 7-8 am, and then working on projects all day around the farm. I usually was hitting the pillow about 11-12, so a good (and restful) 8 hours.

I have been back to work since June 1, and have the alarm clock set for 4:20 am, and am usually up before it rings, and heading to be around 10...so 6 hours of restless sleep.

Al in Ohio 09-26-2020 03:37 PM

10:00 to 10:30 am. I usually fall alseep between midnight and 12:45 Occasionally Iíll get up by 9:30 am, but not often.

Buckeye 09-26-2020 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Koolau (Post 2476001)
Not sure why, but during Covid 19, my bed time and wake up time have shifted. I go to bed later and wake up later. So, I usually get up about 9:30AM. YMMV

Same thing happened to me.

REWahoo 09-26-2020 04:07 PM

A couple of months ago I started taking 1.5 mg of melatonin before bedtime. I’m no longer waking prior to 5 and now sleep to between 6 and 7:30. I like it.

Sunset 09-26-2020 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by REWahoo (Post 2490691)
A couple of months ago I started taking 1.5 mg of melatonin before bedtime. Iím no longer waking prior to 5 and now sleep to between 6 and 7:30. I like it.

Do you take it right at bedtime, or an hour before ?

I'm thinking I should try it, as waking up at 6am or earlier is annoying, since I have my alarm set at 8am.


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