Do You Have A Hard Time Getting Up?

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
August 16, 2008 8:20pm CST
Okay...get your mind out of the gutter, I'm referring to something completely different here...LOL I've never exactly been a leap out of bed in the morning type person. Even as a kid I was a slow poke. I remember when I was a kid, my mother used to wake me up a full hour earlier than necessary since it took me that long to get my buns out of bed....back then there was no such thing as a snooze button on alarm clocks...so my mother acted as the "snooze" button...she would say "Time to get up for school"...I'd mumble, in a minute...ten minutes later.."Time to get" "In a minute mom"--this went on forever until finally I got up. Well after all these years and being much older now, I'm not much better. Except I have no one to tell me it's time to get out of bed...I wake up, look at the clock, rollover and go back to snooze. Wake up, look at the clock..think to myself..oh, a few more minutes. Again...this seems to go on forever with me. And now that I have my nice new comfortable bed and mattress I think I'm worse! Once I AM awake and out of bed no problem...then I'm on the go and doing things from the moment I am actually out of bed until I'm ready for bed. It's just the getting up part. So how about you? Are you a rise and shiner, leap out of bed with a song in your heart, or is it like pulling your own teeth to get yourself out of bed? Uh, in other words how many times do you hit that snooze button?
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86 responses
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Pulling your own teeth without novacaine is definitely much easier than getting me out of bed in the morning. I'm a three time snooze button pusher (at the very least). I just hate getting up. I'm the furthest thing from a morning person that you could find. LOL
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Welcome to the grumpy club..hehe. I'm beginning to wonder...being cat folk..think we have feline personalities? I know my two kitties just love snoozing and snoozing the day and night away...and needless to say, they've taken over my new bed to boot..unless they're still "breaking" it in for me..LOL
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• United States
17 Aug 08
I am the same way..... I hate waking up in the moring!!!!
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@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
I have no problem getting out of bed. I usually wake up early due to my work and don't have any problem with it. Maybe perhaps I love my work and that is the reason why there is no problem. Though on non working days, I usually get up from bed late since there is nothing much to do. So I chill out in bed for as long as I like. Best to you!
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I usually get up after I wake up, some times I might lay there for a few minutes but that is it. I never have been one to sleep in or be hard to get up. When my kids were little my oldest and my son were hard to get up for school but not my youngest, she is easy to wake up and get up.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Hi tyc. Question off the topic here, are you getting notifications of my discussions today? I am not getting many emails. All day I've gotten maybe 25 about new discussions etc is why I ask. This happens each weekend to me. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I have a few that have just now come in. I have not had many come in either, seems to be real slow and I was thinking maybe people are getting kids ready for school.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
When I was a kid I could not wait to get up in the morning! I'd be out of bed the second my eyes opened. My mother had to constantly send me back to bed!!!She also had a hellish hard time getting me to bed at night! I haven't changed much regarding the going to bed at night. Fortunately I am all grown up now, and get to go to bed when I feel like it and get up when I feel like it! I have no need for an alarm clock or a snooze button, but it does take me about 3 or 4 times waking up in the morning before I can actually talk myself out of bed, hehehe. And yessiree, a comfy bed makes it even harder! I am very glad you are enjoying your new bed!! I'm getting a vicarious pleasure from it! Thank you!! So where is the photo???
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I'm like that too...it takes me forever to actually go to bed or sleep...I spend a lot of time laying in bed reading. I still have to photograph the new bed...I don't have a digital camera yet, and rely on my film camera..but hope to photograph it maybe this coming week..then have to wait for the film processing, then I'll have to scan the prints to digitize them...wonder if for the time being I could get a cheapie digital camera...would love a Nikon though
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@jerzgirl (8037)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
17 Aug 08
My mother's the same way, Zig - the INSTANT she wakes up, it's time to get up, and she does. I could be in the midst of some particularly deep REM sleep, but she'll still open my door and holler, "WENDY!! Time to get up!! BREAKFAST!!" Meaning, I need to go make the coffee and get her breakfast ready. Mom's 91 and still can't understand why I can't wake up like she does. LOL
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Well more discussions I never got the notification for. Every weekend this happens it seems. Not to just me but many others from what I've heard/read here. Anyhow, I am hard as hell to wake up at first. I can't and don't even hear the alarm clock going off each day. So that answers how many times I hit the snooze button. Z E R O ! (0) I am a SOUND, very sound, sleeper. A firetruck could go through the house and I wouldn't hear it most times. But I am the type that once my eyes are opened I am up and ready to go. It ticks my wife off a lot as I will wash and dress saying, "Let's go hun. I'm ready." Hahaha! Takes her forever to get out of bed unlike me. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Hehee...I often don't hear the alarm go off either...so kind of gave up even setting my alarm clock..Strangely enough if there is something important or dire and I need to be awake a lot earlier than normal I guess I must somehow program my mind to get up earlier, for sure enough, even before the alarm goes off, I wake up and dare NOT fall asleep again...like I said that only happens when I absolutely positively have to get up earlier. Yup...same way...a bomb could blow up next to me and I would still sleep also...very sound sleeper
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
17 Aug 08
Forget about getting me up early, this is why I switched over to nights and my life revolves around the dark. I became a night person many years ago and I love it, I just hate it when I have an early morning appointment somewhere.
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I'm back on second shift. And I'm liking it again. The only reason I went to first was for my son. Now he is 18 and thank you. I can work night's. I hate getting up early unless it's to go fishing. lol even then I just stay up go fishing then off to bed. I'm a way nicer person in the night time.
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
17 Aug 08
Second shift is nice, glad to hear your back on it. I am the same way when I have an early morning appointment, I will stay up go for the appointment and sleep when I return home. If I try to go to sleep early and attempt to get up I am a nasty non functioning monster, so this doesn't work for me. Amazing how different people are, guess we all can't be morning people or else who would man all the night posts.
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
18 Aug 08
Yes it is true, morning people do not see night people as being normal. They think everyone should be a morning person, well it just can't be. We need both to make things run where ever we live.
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I am NOT a morning person! Even as a kid I didn't like getting up in the morning. Its only gotten worse the older I get. Thankfully I no longer work, because I just can't get moving in the morning. For me alot of it is a "hangover effect" of some of my medications. I'm very groggy and sleepy in the mornings and rarely get moving before 11am. But, I am a night person. It was almost 2am before I finally got to sleep last night, and I rarely get to bed before 1am anymore. The odd thing is both my grandmothers AND my mom were the same way too. Must be genetic.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I'm a real night owl too. I love doing a lot of reading laying in bed before I officially go to sleep. No, definitely not a genetic thing with my mother or grandmother...they were both early birds, but my mother said my father was a night owl too like me..and supposedly HIS mother was the same way
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@cher8558 (425)
• Canada
17 Aug 08
Hi friends, Not a morning person doesn't even begin to explain what I'm like in the morning. I am a nightowl for sure. I don't get to bed before 5 or 6 am. I am disabled, so luckily I don't have to get up. I love the night time. It is so quiet, there are no phones, no kids, no hubby, just peace and quiet. I love the night life (quiet night life) Cheers, Cheryl
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Same here Cheryl. I too am disabled and enjoy night time. When I lived in the midwest I'd often be outside on my deck at 1 a.m. or so sitting and listening to the night sounds or watching the moon and stars. Unfortunately where I live now the critters come out at night so I stay indoors here at night.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Yes, it is always hard for me to wake up in the morning. It is because I am a night owl and I fight going to sleep early. I pay for it in the morning though because I have kids and have to get them up for school, etc. I have always been a night owl though. There are more fun things to do at night. Well, I guess it is off to bed as it is 6:45 AM. I have insomnia too so tonight was a night that I did laundry, etc. I am tired now, so I will sleep about 5 hours and then back up. (That is if I hear the alarm clock going off!). Have a great day and happy myLotting!!
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Goodness...you're still awake at 6:45 a.m.....and I thought I was bad...hehe..I'm sometimes known to go to sleep around 7 a.m....that is if I'm engrossed in a book and can't put down.
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Ok I just asked my roommate how many times do I hit the snooze button? He laughed and said you mean when you hear it. 4 to6 times. I have my alarm set 45 min. ahead don't work. get up rush about. But that was in April now I'm on second shift and I'm loving it. I used to work second or third. Went to first for my son. Now as I said he is 18. I can stay up sleep. I love to just lay there. Do you?
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Oh yup--do love just lazily lying in bed before getting up...of course my two kitties get annoyed at me since it's like they're looking at me cause they want their fresh eats
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• United States
17 Aug 08
I am one of those odd people who usually gets out of bed without an alarm clock. Even when I do have an alarm set, I usually am awake before it goes off. This is true even when I stay up until fairly late.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I can be like that if I need to be up earlier than normal, that is not need an alarm clock...it's almost as if my mind is programed to get up earlier, and sure enough I usually wake up even before my official time to get up.
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@BarBaraPrz (21068)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Aug 08
...zzz... =znrk!= ...zzz... It's just so cozy under the duvet, especially if there's a nice, cool breeze coming through the window, caressing my face...
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I find it even HARDER to get out of bed in the wintertime..all snug under my blankets and especially if our dumb landlord doesn't have much heat on
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
17 Aug 08
i'm always glad to get up. mornings iuse to be my best time of the day. now that i'm in bad health i don't feel as good as i use to when i wake up but i'm always ready to start a new day & hope it's better than yesterday.
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• Philippines
17 Aug 08
hi there...wow an inspiring answer. we need to treasure each day as a gift. hope you get well soon! happy mylotting
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Yes that's an excellent point...we should treasure each day when we wake up and feel gratitude, even when we're not feeling great.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Not a morning person doesn't even come close. but I'm pretty good about dragging my lazy butt outta bed. I can't say I'm happy, but I'm vertical. Honestly, its only really been since I retired that I've hit that old snooze button at all. And so long as I get everything done on time, I guess I can continue to do so.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I guess I shouldn't be hard on myself for going to bed so late and getting up so late..I mean I do accomplish things..just at a later time...I keep promising myself to get up earlier though....hasn't worked out yet though
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
17 Aug 08
If it doesn't interfer with working, then no problem - I don't know how my ex-roommate kept her job, she never wanted to get out of bed.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
For me, it depends. There are those times I have trouble getting out of bed. Then there are times that I sort of find myself plastered to the ceiling as a rude awakening. I've had women complain when both, she & her husband need to get out of bed for work in the morning. In a multi-player game I was in, we were using the game shoutbox, & she mentioned "Time to go get hubby out of bed - AGAIN!" She complained that she always has trouble getting him out of bed so he could get to work on time. I suggested to her that she should lift the mattress to a tilt, & let the floor wake him up. When she said that it was too heavy, I then suggested to her that she climb back into bed, & use her feet to push & let the floor wake him up. He logged into the game, & shouted in all caps, telling me to stop giving his wife ideas, & calling me a bad influence on loving wives. That was the best fun that everyone had in that game - reading the shoutbox. Oh - yeah - watch out for the edge of the bed. The floor can be a rude awakening.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I don't have a rude awakening by falling to the floor, but my one cat, Pyewacket is my rude awakening. When he knows its time for his "mom" to wake up he comes on my bed and stretches on my back...with his claws out...ouch...Then my other cat, Kissy has a habit of patting her paw on my arm..with HER claws out....Think they are both telling their mom to haul her buns out so they can be fed.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
Oh - on yahoo IM & in multi-player game shoutboxes, I'm always catching people off guard with some kind of witty line. When someone tells me that they're "going to hit the sack" ... I reply, just don't spill the beans." However, my usual response to "goodnight" is, "watch out for the edge of the bed." Raz came up with a good comeback to that one of something like, "It's not the floor - it's the clutter on the floor."
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
Hi pyewacket! haha..My husband is very much like you. I am his alarm and snooze button everyday. haha..I am the kind who rise and shine, leap out of bed but not with a song in my heart though..haha..The song comes later when I had my coffee or tea or milk. haha.. Take care always..God Bless!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I definitely need my coffee when I get up...without it I would be muddle minded....hehee
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
haha.. lovelots..faith210
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@GardenGerty (104208)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Right now we are in the enviable position of "we get up when we wake up." For me that is about seven a.m., or sometimes 6:30. Regardless of how late I was up, or how much my bottles of water disturbed me. I have an instant on. On the other hand, hubby will wake up, then wants to sit, leisurely, and drink an entire pot of coffee.He would really like me to sit with him. I cannot sit still that long. I think after you have had that bed awhile your body may feel rested up.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Well. LOL I don't drink an entire pot of coffee, but I sure as heck need my cuppa when I wake up. I'm not good at sitting for too long myself though..in that regard I've always had a restless nature.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Oh no twin pye! I'm restless too! I can't stay still for 2 minutes once I'm up! I super hyper! I always wanted a sis! Now I have 2. I have a brain twin too. Cortjo is my brain twin! Maybe we are triplets! How cool is that! Opalkitty-(I changed my name) Ask Rosekitty to explain.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Hey pye. It's funny that you brought this up. I am having the same problem. I haven't been able to get up for awhile now. I never was really good at waking up and jumping out of bed but I've noticed in the last few years it has gotten much worse. I used to wake up before the alarm went off and stay awake and get out of bed. But now and since I've gotten my new bed, forget it. I go to bed very late and I stay in bed until the afternoon. My schedule is really screwed up right now and if I don't have appointments until late afternoon I won't get up and get going until around 2:00pm. I was never like that before. I find I just can't get myself going anymore. I do stay up until 2-3:00am and hang on mylot, but I can't blame that on mylot because I can't fall asleep anyway. I'm going to have to go back to working if I don't get full disability so I'd better learn to get back to some sort of normal routine soon or I'm going to be in big trouble.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 08
OMG---I think I found my long lost twin sister...You're "schedule" sounds exactly like mine! The only time I get to bed earlier like around midnight is if I absolutely HAVE to be up early for some reason...like the time we had the electricians come into our apt building to do rewiring..crap...had to be up at 6 in the morning cause they would start work at around 7 a.m...sheesh. Otherwise I'm like you..but I often don't fall asleep until 4 or 5 a.m...spend some time laying in bed reading. But I too don't haul my buns out of bed until 2:00p.m. I keep telling myself I really need to get up earlier...yeah, been telling myself this for I don't know how long
@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
17 Aug 08
OpalKitty..finally found you and now you have to stop your crying cause you can join me as the biggest idiot..lol..
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@gemini_rose (16194)
17 Aug 08
If I ever wish one thing (apart from wishing I was rich) then it is that I could leap out of bed in a morning and be wide awake and fresh as a daisy. Unfortunately I am not, getting out of bed in a morning is a chore that I hate having to do. I set my alarm 30 minutes before I get up at ten minute intervals, the first ten minutes I snooze every five minutes just so that I am waking up slowly. Once I finally get out of bed I cannot focus on anything or think straight until I have had my first cup of coffee, and if anyone speaks to me it is like they are speaking french or something because I cannot understand a work they are saying to me!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Aug 08
OMG you sound so much like me. I'm not good at focusing on anything either until I've had my coffee and it kicks in. I like quiet too when I wake up...I just kind of sit having my coffee and breakfast like I'm in a fog.
@rockkk (71)
17 Aug 08
ya i too find it to wake up early in the morning. i always think that i must get up in time but daily i make myself lazy to get up. i am trying to get rid of this habit but i think it ll be quiye tough for me to come over it.so hope others too are having this same problem of getting up early.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I'm trying to break my habit of going to bed so late and up so late too..so far it hasn't worked...LOL
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• Malaysia
17 Aug 08
i have a hard time getting up too. especially if it's getting up in the morning to go to work, wish i could just sleep in a little bit more, or better still not go to work hahaha! but that's not possible...so most of the time i'll sleep like another extra 15 minutes. unless i have something exciting going on then i might get up straight away but more often that not, i'm not really an early riser.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I work at home but I still more or less have a "schedule" just like a person who goes out to work...still there are days I like to sleep a bit longer
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't, I guess it depends on the day. Now I can get up and go use the potty and then go back to bed and sleep with no problems but if I get up for what ever reason other than to potty, I'm up for the day. Not necessarily awake but up. My brother used to tease me and still does when around about how I used to wake up and come down the hallway scratching my rear end and yawning at the same time. LOL Gee thanks bro! lol
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Funny with me once I'm asleep that's it..deep sleeper and I rarely get up to go to the bathroom..mmm.. scratch your rear and yawn when you get up huh?
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