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I'm 74 and retired at 72 after working since college.  In my last job of 36 years I went to bed around 11 and got up at 5:00 to be at work by 7.  Now that I'm retired, I go to bed between 11:30 and midnight and get up around 8:30 even though I'm often awake before then.  It is so nice not to have to get up!   My little bit of heaven!

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I am a early bird. I am 62 and still work full time. I have been at my job for nearly 42 years. I get up at 5:00 a.m. monday through friday. I work 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. On the weekends I want to sleep in but sleeping in for me is still up by 7Smiley Surprisedo or 8:00. When ever I do decide to retire this routine will be hard to break. 

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I've been a night owl my whole life.  As a kid, during the summer, I would stay up until 2 am reading. When I started working in the school system, I had to be up very early. Every night I planned to go to bed early, but it never happened. I would have trouble staying awake at traffic lights. On weekends, I would stay up late. Now that I'm retired, I go to bed between 2 and 3 am, and I usually get up by 10. Bliss!

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Old habits are hard to break!   My job required me to be there at 6 a.m. (sometimes 5 when we worked overtime) so of course, I had to get up early!  I always ate breakfast, something I learned to do when I was in high school because it made me much sharper. Winter meant shoveling out the driveway and scraping off the ice from the windshield!   When I retired, i found I could never stay in bed for any great length of time.  I still get up at 4 a.m.  Since I live in an apartment complex, I take a walk around the complex  (inside) because the halls are long and also take the stairs. It helps me get any kinks out!  I am usually bright eyed and bushy tailed too!  I don't really start to fade out until about 9:00 and then I usually get my kindle to read before I go to sleep.  I can get to sleep right away but find myself waking up several times after midnight. Oh well, as long as I feel good!

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The older I get, the more of an early bird I become. I increasingly enjoy the early morning quiet and leisurely way to start the day.  And because I am up early, I find myself getting very tired earlier at night and am usually going to bed by 10 p.m. 

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The older I get, the more of an early bird I become. I just seem to really enjoy the early morning quiet and leisurely way to start the day.  And because I am up early, I find myself getting very tired earlier at night and am usually going to bed by 10 p.m. 

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Yes, I am a night owl and have been since college years. I find that I get more accomplished at night when its quiet. 

I usually go to sleep between 1:00-2:30 am and sleep until

9:30-10:00.

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How late do you usually go to bed?  It's interesting to see how different we all are.  Great article about a night owl here - https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2019/night-owl-sleep-patterns.htmlhttps://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2019/night-owl-sleep-patterns.html?intcmp=OC-HLTH-12...

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