What time to you get up in the morning? Does the early bird really get the worm?

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    Jul 28, 2013 7:10 PM GMT
    I'm a night owl in case some of you haven't noticed, I cannot get to sleep easy and have tried sleeping pills, dietary changes, getting up earlier in the day, everything.

    This has often made me late for school and most of my jobs so far have had to be post noon starts.

    What is the appropriate bedtime and waking time for the optimum successful lifestyle?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 28, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
    The early bird no longer gets the worm because we live in a 24x7 world .... Benjamin Franklin lived in a world with no electricity.
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    Jul 28, 2013 7:57 PM GMT
    I get up at 5:15 on workdays and my biological alarm clock doesn't let me sleep much later than that on weekends or days off. I don't get a hell of a lot of worms though.
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    Jul 29, 2013 3:21 AM GMT
    5:15 every morning sometimes all seven days. I do believe that the "early bird" does get "the worm"! I GET IT EVERYDAY, BABY!
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    Jul 29, 2013 3:33 AM GMT
    5:00am to wake up to chill before going to work. My days off I wake up 6:30 to 7:00 am
  • isuflyboy

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    Jul 29, 2013 3:37 AM GMT
    Usually around 8
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    Jul 29, 2013 3:42 AM GMT
    Today I woke up at 11.
  • Shenyu

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    Jul 29, 2013 3:45 AM GMT
    5:45 am every weekdays

    7 am every weekend
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    Jul 29, 2013 3:50 AM GMT
    When good guys go bad

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    Jul 29, 2013 4:04 AM GMT
    I have to be at wrk by 6am and I usually go to bed around 1am.
  • peterstrong

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    Jul 29, 2013 4:33 AM GMT
    The early bird gets the worm / but the second mouse gets the cheese : )
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    Jul 29, 2013 5:06 AM GMT
    If memory serves correctly, it is important to get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep in order remake all of the muscle you lose during your workouts. And I've also heard that 10pm-2am is when your body does the most to fix itself.

    Personally, I used to go to sleep around 10-11pm and wake up 7-8am. Now, I get to sleep around 12pm and wake up around 8pm. But I'm still an early bird since i can't sleep in.
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    Jul 29, 2013 5:09 AM GMT
    Right now that I'm in limbo my sleep schedule is around 1 am to 10:30 am, but my "functioning" productive regular routine is getting up at 5-6 am and going to bed at 10-11 PM.
  • mybud

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    Jul 29, 2013 5:12 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI sleep less and less as I get older. Now only about five hours a night with occasional exceptions. Last night it was six hours. 1 am to 7 am.
    Sounds like my Grandparents...
  • hebrewman

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    Jul 29, 2013 5:36 AM GMT
    it depends on several factors for me. as a flight crew member, my sleep patterns are over the place. add to that the continuing effects of post cancer treatment recovery (?) and you have a rather interesting mix. say for example today. monday the 29th. i have a sign in of 0430 at national airport in dc. i live in baltimore (towson, actually). i 'woke up' around 1245am to have a bite to eat, feed the puppy, get him settled in for the day and then 'attend to the morning routine'---GI issues still plague me from radiation----then get the uniform on and pack the car for the drive down to dc. i'm lucky in that i will be in my hotel in boston by around 1pm. and don't leave until 6 the following morning.

    on days off, i'm usually up by around 3 or 4am, eat, take care of maccabee, then maybe a nap until 8am. have an early lunch then down to the boat by 10am for a full day, arriving back at the house around 5pm.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 29, 2013 6:43 AM GMT
    I usually get up at the crack of TEN, and go to bed about midnight.
  • O5vx

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    Jul 29, 2013 7:29 AM GMT
    During school, I usually get up around 5:30-6:00. I love the sound of people selling goods.
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    Jul 29, 2013 8:00 AM GMT
    It will be 5AM starting Sept. It's a new schedule for me (usu. I get up at 5:30-5:40). I will hopefully be in bed by 9 every weekday.

    Sleep is important and lack of it is linked to depression, anxiety, and obesity.
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    Jul 29, 2013 8:11 AM GMT
    Early birds get the worm, but the 2nd mouse gets the cheese!

  • sheol76

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    Jul 29, 2013 9:09 AM GMT
    Summer 5.30 for surf
    Winter 6.30/7 for a hot shower

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    Jul 29, 2013 9:39 AM GMT
    I don't keep track anymore. I just get up when i get up. Honest.
  • secondstartot...

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    Jul 29, 2013 9:40 AM GMT
    hmmm....I am in bed by 21:00 ...up at 02:45 work starts at 03:30 ...and is over at 11:30 ...I try have nap between 14:00 and 1600..I am not sure about any worms
  • CincyBOJ

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    Jul 29, 2013 9:44 AM GMT
    The early bird may get the worm..... but, the second mouse gets the cheeseicon_exclaim.gif
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    Jul 29, 2013 9:46 AM GMT
    Wow, except for Hebrewman you guys are a bunch of slug-a-beds.
    On training days I'm up by 0330 and in the gym by 0500. On non-training days I usually sleep in until ~0400-0415.

    The flip side is that if I don't get my 8 hours of sleep I get cranky, so I'm usually in bed by 1930.

    I've learned to live without all those great television shows....
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    Jul 29, 2013 10:25 AM GMT
    4:30AM weekdays and in the office by 5:30AM. I love the morning hours...peaceful and serene. On weekends I'm usually getting out of bed around 6:00AM.