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Old 05-23-2019, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Why don't you reschedule?
It takes weeks and weeks just to get an appointment to see the eye surgeon. As long as I don't have to have a driver, I really don't mind being there at 7 am.
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Old 05-23-2019, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I am not a morning person. Once I was retired, I saw no reason to be up before my preferred wake up time. I make no bones about it. When standing at the receptionist desk to schedule my next appointment, first thing I say is "after 10:00a.m., please I'm retired."
I think it's called taking care of yourself.
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Old 05-23-2019, 03:04 PM
 
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I set my alarm clock for 7:05 AM Mon.-Fri. I use that time as I can get my extra 5 mins. of sleep built-in. I serve as a volunteer at a senior citizen center operated by the City of Chicago. Its doors open at 8:15 daily on weekdays. I want to insure that I will be there to assist my senior friends as soon as the building opens.


From my perspective, I find that it gives structure to my day in knowing that I have to be at a certain place and at a specific time.
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I am 20 plus years away from retirement. That being said, I always wake up at 5AM. I have been doing that since I was 12 years old and don't see me stopping any time soon. I usually go to bed by 9PM and have been doing that most of my life. I don't think retirement will change that at all.

Just wondering, do you need more sleep because you are retired? I would think that if you are not working you could get by on 8 hours of sleep a day. Getting up at 7 or 8 seems to be lost time that you can't get back.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:35 PM
 
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Just saw a movie in which a retiree sets her alarm clock for apparently no reason other than to wake up at a certain time, but doing such a thing would never even occur to me unless I had an early flight or appointment or something of that nature.

So . . . how many of you retirees still set an alarm clock? And if you do, why, and do you set it for every day, or what?
I used to not do that, when I first retired, because I naturally woke up at the same time every morning. Years of habit.

Now I set it, because I will oversleep sometimes, with my lax schedule.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:37 PM
 
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I am 20 plus years away from retirement. That being said, I always wake up at 5AM. I have been doing that since I was 12 years old and don't see me stopping any time soon. I usually go to bed by 9PM and have been doing that most of my life. I don't think retirement will change that at all.

Just wondering, do you need more sleep because you are retired? I would think that if you are not working you could get by on 8 hours of sleep a day. Getting up at 7 or 8 seems to be lost time that you can't get back.
I rarely sleep 8 hours. I sleep between 6 and 7.5 hrs a night. I stay up until at least midnight, but usually later. I hate to go to bed early. But I don't like to sleep late.
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:05 PM
 
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I have never used an alarm clock in my life. I have always woken up by 4 am.
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Just saw a movie in which a retiree sets her alarm clock for apparently no reason other than to wake up at a certain time, but doing such a thing would never even occur to me unless I had an early flight or appointment or something of that nature.

So . . . how many of you retirees still set an alarm clock? And if you do, why, and do you set it for every day, or what?

My policy is to never do anything early enough in the day, to require setting an alarm. Sleep is the most precious and scarce commodity in my life,
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:40 AM
 
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I have never used an alarm clock in my life. I have always woken up by 4 am.
Holy crap. What time do you go to sleep?
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:05 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I wake up before sunrise so there is no point to an alarm.
Me too. Years ago I could sleep till noon on my day off but now I'm awake around 6-6:30 am. every day even if I don't have anyplace to be. I only work two days a week and I don't have to be there till 10 a.m. so I use my early morning time to feed the cat & dog, make my coffee and have some time on C-D to ease into my day slowly. After years of getting up with the alarm and then rushing to work I like to take things slow in the morning now.
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