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Old 04-27-2017, 07:17 PM
Location: SC
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No, but my sleep cycle did revert to natural, which for me is Sleep by 3AM and awake by 10AM
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:56 PM
Location: SW Florida
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Originally Posted by jertheber View Post
Upon retiring eight years ago I really enjoyed waking to the sound of my neighbor's starting their cars on freezing cold mornings, knowing I was going to roll over and go back to sleep. Also on those days when it was snowing like crazy or pouring rain, I'd pour another cup of coffee and just sit sit back reading the news and getting into the day on the slow track. The last six years of my work life I was on a second shift, three to eleven thirty, often walking out to a snow covered car and highways that had little traffic on them, twenty three miles home in white knuckle driving weather. Yeah, I love retirement..
I always kind of liked turning the early traffic and weather reports on while I was still in bed, and knowing I didn't have to worry about it.
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Old 04-28-2017, 02:33 PM
Location: Tampa, FL
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naps are something I enjoy on a regular basis in retirement - only wish I could have done that while working, often times I worked through lunch and dinner 7a - 7pm, 5 days a week without any downtime.......making up for it now!
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:04 AM
Location: In The Pacific
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After 19 yrs into my retirement I still enjoy sleeping anytime.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:28 AM
Location: SW MO
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Originally Posted by FeelinLow View Post
I left my last part-time contract job end of January. They called up out of the blue and their need for my services ended. It was my last connection to a profession I'd had for 28 years and I was planning on ending it in March when my SS starts. Needless to say I was elated to be done with it sooner.
Since then I have slept like a baby. Deep, relaxed, dream-filled sleep. Day naps pop up some afternoons and they are ''mini heavens''. I wake up refreshed and my whole body feels deeply relaxed in a new and wonderful way. I especially love to nap by the window during rain storms.
I figure it's a body-soul ''unwinding'' after years of tension. Whatever, it feels so nice.
Did any of you go through similar after retirement?
For the first year or so I still went to bed at or around 9:30 p.m. and awoke at about 5:30 a.m., just as I did when I worked. Thereafter and for the most part I've slept soundly for 8-10 hours a night, going to be late and arising late, for me anyway, and have enjoyed occasional, afternoon naps when the desire for one has hit me.

Unwinding took awhile but was well worth the wait.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:02 PM
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I enjoyed not having to get up early to get to work. I generally go to sleep around 1AM and get up at 9:30AM. A half hour nap during the day (often after dinner) is very rejuvinating.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:26 AM
Location: in the miseries
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No we're like clocks. But can't reset us
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