How are you feeling when you wake up each morning?

@kate635 (127)
Philippines
August 1, 2008 9:14pm CST
Waking up in the morning is a good thing knowing you are still alive and a long day is ahead. But are you finding it hard to get up or you're always ready to go? Me, I'm really having difficulty in getting up most especially early in the mornings. When I was still single I was like this until now that I'm married. Having to wake up early in the morning is a struggle for me. I prefer to prepare meals in the evening so I don't have to cook breakfast in the morning. How about you, hows you mornings like?
4 responses
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I will usually get up by 8:30 - 9:00 AM every morning and if i'm not up by that time one of my parents will knock on my door or yell my name to wake up because i have asked them to do that if i am not up at 9:00 AM Once I am awake i jump right out of bed and head down stairs to get some breakfast because i am always hungry right when i wake up and getting up is easy for me. The only time it is not easy is when i am super tired and have only been a sleep for a short time but even then, i am able to get right out of bed. I one of those people that once i awake up i am awake. [
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@kate635 (127)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
It's really nice to have your parents around. You have a human alarm! Hope I were young again living with my parents. :)
• United States
2 Aug 08
lol i have a hard time getting up you could say my morning is in the afternoon i wake up but i dot go to sleep till 5 am but even then i still have a cruddy time getting up like i just want to go back to sleep
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@kate635 (127)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
:D Good to hear there's someone having the same dilemma I'm in. It really feels good to linger a little bit more especially when it's cold.
@Tiamjr (435)
29 Jul 09
I'm not much of a morning person myself, but I have help getting up in the form of a hungry cat. If I know I'm doing something special then I am usually up with the lark. But some days it would be nice just to stay in bed a bit longer. I think for me, the problem is that I am waking up during a deep sleep cycle, (right in the middle of dreaming). I think they suggest setting two alarms so that one breaks you out of this sleep before you need to get up, while the other goes off about half an hour later when you should actually be getting up. I don't know if it works though, because the problem I have is that when my cat hears the alarm she just pesters me until I get up to feed her. So in my case setting another alarm earlier does not help me. Other problems that could cause this feeling is the environment you are sleeping in. Even the smallest amount of noise or light, either from inside, or outside of the house, can disrupt your sleep patterns and cause you to still feel tired and demotivated in the morning. Also stress can seriously effect the quality of your sleep. I think you probably need to figure out what is causing the problem for you and then try to fix it from there.
@kate635 (127)
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
Thanks a lot. That was insightful. Since I posted this a year ago. I have already figured out what is causing this difficulty in rising up in morning, I don't have a regular sleep pattern and there are a lot of distractions at night too. Todate, I have set up two alarms like what you have mentioned and it worked for me just fine.
@Tiamjr (435)
30 Jul 09
Whoops, didn't realise you started this discussion a year ago..lol. I just happened to be looking through the recent section of the discussions, and thought your topic sounded interesting. I often don't read when the discussion was started. Glad you managed to find out what was causing the problem, and that the 'setting two alarms' technique worked for you. Many thanks for the best response as well.
@xzg555898 (210)
• China
15 Oct 08
So am I.i could remember in my senior school.we must get up in the 6am,i got up at six o'clock every morning,and i never was late.after i went to the college,there was no rules that we must get up early.i often got up at eight or nine o'clock,even at twelve when i had no classes in the morning.now,we had no classes,and our working time is eight ,but nobody watch us. i often get up at eight or half past eight.we need not preparing meals.we want more sleep.sometimes,my girlfriend woke me up. but once i got up.i would work seriouly.
@kate635 (127)
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
I can relate, but I believe difficulty in getting up in the morning just depends on our routine. We can alter our body clock and be fully awake at a time appointed if we just stick to our sleeping and waking time. Have a good day!