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Old 10-24-2016, 10:30 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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7am sometimes. But sometimes I get up at 5am and then dozing off until 8:30am.
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:31 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I never understood getting up early. I always liked to stay up late reading or even painting. Night is so quiet and relaxing.

If I have to, I can be up at 9am but I don't like that. At work I used to tell people not to speak to me before 10am. (Of course, being a teacher, I usually had to speak but with the little kids I gave them from 9-10 for show and tell.)

Now I don't have to tell anyone not to bother me before 10.
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Old 10-25-2016, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Usually between 4 and 5. Doesn't matter what time I go to bed.
same here
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Old 10-25-2016, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Circadian rhythms are in your DNA. Some people get up early, others get up late. It's usually futile to change a person's normal sleep habits.

In my own case, my body clock wakes me early; usually by 3:30 AM. But I'm usually in bed by 7 PM. When I was working that created big problems when I had to travel and adjust to a "normal" schedule. I would end up sleep deprived.

In retirement, you are free to live by your own schedule. That's a good thing.

At 4 AM, it's a wonderfully quiet time to read.
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Old 10-25-2016, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I've never set an alarm clock in my life. I'm usually awake anyway but just in case when I go to bed at night. I look at the clock, tell myself what time I have to be up by, set it in my mind and it works.
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Old 10-25-2016, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Circadian rhythms are in your DNA. Some people get up early, others get up late. It's usually futile to change a person's normal sleep habits.

In my own case, my body clock wakes me early; usually by 3:30 AM. But I'm usually in bed by 7 PM. When I was working that created big problems when I had to travel and adjust to a "normal" schedule. I would end up sleep deprived.

In retirement, you are free to live by your own schedule. That's a good thing.

At 4 AM, it's a wonderfully quiet time to read.
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Old 10-25-2016, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I have to be up at 7. On days off, I usually go to bed between 12-1, and am up 9-10.
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Old 10-25-2016, 09:04 AM
 
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I keep crazy hours and at least once a week, stay up until dawn (often playing blasting some good tunes). So then, I only get 3 hours sleep or so. Other times, I'm asleep by 11 or so. However, I am ALWAYS up between 6 - 8 am because my Doberman says I have to be and what he wants, he gets (not because he is mean, but because I indulge him). Isn't retirement great!
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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In preparation for retirement, I have started to stay up until 2 or 3 am or even later on Friday and Saturday nights. Then sleep to 10 am or later. As long as I don't take a nap on Sunday afternoon, I can get to sleep earlyish that night to get up on time for the Monday work day. 10 1/2 months to go! Yippee!!!
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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I currently go to bed about midnight. I don't usually sleep because I am in intense pain most off night. I sleep till I wake up, sometimes that is 9 sometimes 4 or 5 in the afternoon. If I do get up say 11:00 I tend to lay back down at about 3 to 6:30 pm. I have fribromyalgia and am in a lot of pain and extreme fatigue most of the time.
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