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Old 09-15-2017, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I have really surprised myself since the planning of & moving to Arizona.

For the past few years I would go to sleep late & wake up late. Now I find myself going to bed early & waking up early. Totally unlike myself but I like it.

Previous to the move I think it was anticipation & all that had to be done. Now I think it's the sunrise & sunset that are defining my waking hour's.
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:57 PM
 
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I USED to be a night owl. That changed many many years ago to a morning person who gets up at 3 am, along with my OH, who had to be at work by 6 am.

I work two nights per week 4- midnight, let me tell you, I'm ready for bed at 8 pm still!

I also work one day shift, 8-4. Thank goodness tomorrow is one.
I'm a little late for bed tonight, but I took a late nap today.i like to take pics of sunrises to paint from some day.
That means about 3:30 am in summer.


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Old 09-15-2017, 08:06 PM
 
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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.
lol I so relate to that!
I love silence in the morning! and yeah when I was working people were very aware I had no interest in talking to me in the morning
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:08 PM
 
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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.
yeah..7-730..sometimes as late as 8 but that is late...I'm under the covers by 11 so 8 hours sleep is all I need....
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:30 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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4/5 am awake, usually read, go back to sleep. Today, arose at 5 am or so, have been getting a few chores completed as well as Post here, be on the computer. My internal clock wants to retire 9:30 p.m. or thereabouts.

Changed have you, now as a retiree from a night owl to a rooster (morning person) or vice versa ?
After one year of retirement my inner clock still wakes me between 4 and 5 o'clock.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I'm up about 6am and asleep by 10 or 11pm. Not sure what that makes me.
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Both, it seems. I love the quiet of the early morning to be outside with the dogs or read with my coffee. The most I sleep in, if I do, is 8:30. I stay up most nights til 1 or 2. Afternoon naps make this pattern possible, when it happens. Mostly I just go with the flow of when my body says to sleep. I like this new, natural sleep pattern. A lot.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Its easy to be a perfectionist when someone else is doing all the work.
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The only time I ever see the sun come up is if I stay up all night. I have always been a nite owl. Even when I was younger. Worst shift I ever worked. 6am to 3pm. I made it in but I was incoherent till about 10am.


Now that I'm retired I stay up till 3am and get up around 8am or 9am.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:46 AM
 
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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.
Why do you set an alarm for the days you have nothing planned? Will you continue that in retirement?
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Old 09-16-2017, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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absolutely morning person.......and then down by 9 pm...not sure exactly why except here in FL you want to accomplish outdoor stuff (like exercise) at sunrise d/t heat/humidity - which I regularly do.
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