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Old 09-15-2017, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I was always a morning person until my physical condition made it such that I cannot get to sleep till usually between 3 and 5 o'clock in the morning. Now I don't get up until at least One o'clock to about 4. and I am still tired then as well.
Have you seen any specialist about your sleep issues? If it's pain that keeps you awake, can you seek help for pain management? My mother is a mess of orthopedic issues. I took her to a place called Pain Institute of Southern Arizona because I was worried about all the pain-killing meds she was taking. They've helped her a lot. Also, a sleep study may be in order. I was in a long medical study about sleep and depression and it was interesting. You get a bunch of electrodes glued to your head and you go to bed with a long wire hooked up to the wall. Computers read your brainwaves and it gives the evaluators a lot of information. If you've been a morning person all your life your current issues are no doubt really disturbing your life.

If you live in a place with a major teaching hospital, you might even be able to get into a study where you will get treatment for free in exchange for participating in their activities.
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Old 09-15-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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neither, I am at my best 2 hours before and after my afternoon nap.
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Old 09-15-2017, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Still a night owl!!! I despise mornings and alarm clocks!
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Old 09-15-2017, 03:03 PM
 
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I am very thrilled that the people who do NOT get up at 4am, 5am, 6am, 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am etc are coming out of the woodwork on this thread!!

finally!!

In the past, it's always been mostly the extremely early risers who post in a thread like this.:^)

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Old 09-15-2017, 04:28 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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I used to get up around 7 when I was working, and I would go to bed around midnight. Now that I am retired I still go around midnight but I wake up when my husband wakes up... sometimes 6 am and sometimes 9:30. I really love it when he sleeps late. There is nothing more luxurious (for me) than 9 hours of sleep.
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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I am a total night person. Very hard for me to get up at 5am and go to bed at 9pm.

Only 60 work days until I retire and we'll see how my day/night changes
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I'm like Clemencia53 - I'm working full time now, and the alarm's set to 5am. I try to go to sleep at 10pm during the week. On weekends, my alarm's set for 7am-7:15am and I go to sleep at 11. I meet for breakfast with friends every other Saturday morning, so on those Saturdays I get less sleep and take an afternoon nap.

I have a hard time sleeping past 8am, even if I'm up very late. That's not going to change when I retire on October 6th -- so I suspect every day will be like the weekends.
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:41 PM
 
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I don't get up super early..like 7ish most mornings, but I need like 2 hours before I can talk to any humans lol..it's bad...I just have nothing to say and don't like to hear people yapping...it's bad...I almost feel like it's a disorder...
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:46 PM
 
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I don't get up super early..like 7ish most mornings, but I need like 2 hours before I can talk to any humans lol..it's bad...I just have nothing to say and don't like to hear people yapping...it's bad...I almost feel like it's a disorder...
I am the same way! I am awake but need total silence from humans.

My sister and I laugh about this. We shared a room all through high school. We would get up and not speak at all while we were getting ready. I just don't see how people can start yapping right away when they get up.

I remember my last year of working, sometimes I would go to work "early". The techs would get there at 0500 and I would tell them that if I happened to show up for work at that time, not to talk to me unless it was an emergency. They would just laugh . That was not my usual work time and they knew something was up.
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:33 PM
 
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I don't get up super early..like 7ish most mornings, but I need like 2 hours before I can talk to any humans lol..it's bad...I just have nothing to say and don't like to hear people yapping...it's bad...I almost feel like it's a disorder...
7am is not super early?? If you are retired, I consider that extremely impossibly early! (and a string of negative adjectives) lol

I realize some people enjoy mornings. And others feel they should not be wasting that part of the day.

If you are working at a job, it's not early.
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