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Re: Are you a morning person or a night owl?

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I used to be a night owl.  When I was in college, I worked at night and didn't get home until after midnight.  In the summers when I didn't have to get up for school, I would get up at noon (I would have slept later, but All My Children started at noon).  But now, I'm a morning person.  I go to bed early and am always up by 5:00 without an alarm.

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Re: Are you a morning person or a night owl?

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I often stay up until after midnight and like to sleep until 9 or 10 in the mornig. My husband is the opposite; in bed by 9 and up at 5:30. I'm 85 and he's 63.

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Re: Are you a morning person or a night owl?

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I'm 82 years old and have always been a light owl. There are times when I get up before 6 am. I often get a nap and still stay up passed 12:30pm.
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Re: Are you a morning person or a night owl?

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I am definitely a night owl.  I had to switch my habits to join a vanpool in my area, but I fight it all week.  My mind and body want to stay up late and then the alarm goes off at 4:45 AM and I pay the price if I dont get to sleep by 9:30 PM.  The vanpool is relatively cheap to ride from a $ standpoint, but it does take its toll on my energy level and my spirit.  Luckily I get to work from home two days a week or I would be a mess by the weekend.

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Re: Are you a morning person or a night owl?

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“The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese”

 

6am has always been early enough for me to roll out of the sack and start looking for that cheese.

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I've always been a morning person, although when I first started working, I had to do rotating shifts for several years. Now I know that it ties in with my biology; it's not just a habit.


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I have a decades old habit of rising hours before the sun. I rose at 4 AM while in high school because the only high school within 50 miles was actually on the next Indian reservation. I still get up at 4, even without an alarm.

 

 

 

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Are you a morning person or a night owl?

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There used to be such a sterotype for those over 60.  I think about how my 83 year old mother doesn't fit this stereotype at all as she is and always has been a night owl.  How about you?

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