Do you ever wake up WAY earlier than normal & then wonder what to do?

@James72 (26829)
Australia
October 25, 2008 1:29am CST
It is the second day of the weekend here and normally I would wake up around 9 - 9:30 AM as this is one of the only days of the week I will actually sleep in late. But I woke up arounbd 6'ish and for the life of me could not get back to sleep. So I have had some coffee and am now tapping away on mylot! To be honest it is hard to find something to occupy my time when I wake up this early. My wife will be sleeping for at least another hour and I have been up for two and a half hours already! What about you? Do you sometimes wake up way earlier than normal and what do you do to pass the time when this happens?
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@23uday (2998)
• India
25 Oct 08
Hi I will wake up lately 8:30 AM as i wake up i will do exercise after that i will fresh up and watching a TV and had a breakfast.I will sleep late in the nite am do the mylot site.Normally i would wake up early.But i will wake up late.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
Hi 23uday. It seems there are a number of people that do exercises first up in the morning. I think I need to get a little more disciplined myself! lol. I mylot at night too but not usually when I first wake up. Only if I wake up way too early! Thanks for the response.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
25 Oct 08
Now I know how come Mr. James is active at this hour! This thing hardly happens with me. For most of the times I go to bed quite late and I get up around 7ish and then rush to get ready. I start from home at around 8. But there are times when I do get up early in the morning and I chat with my mom still lying down. That’s the best time to get family updates. Nothing like listening to new stuffs with intermittent sips of darjeeling tea!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
Hahahaha. Are you getting this bizarre feeling of deja vu mimpi or is it just me?? Thanks for the response response. lol.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
25 Oct 08
Shut up....
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
25 Oct 08
Really! I never knew this! Lucky you! So you can come during your lunch hours and go back. Good. BTW
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@SViswan (12072)
• India
25 Oct 08
There are days when I get up much earlier than usual...but I don't wonder what I need to do. I just start my day earlier and get on with my chores. I do a bit of cleaning if it's before 5 AM....but if it's just a little before 5, I start with my cooking for the day. Sometimes, I catch up with my reading. I always have this problem for a few days when I visit my parents in Africa (due to the time difference). I fall asleep (can't help it even if I try) by around 4 PM and wake up in the middle of the night. Of course, I have no work to do then...so it's usually a book or a movie that I watch.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
I had this same problem when I travelled to the USA a couple of months ago and would wake up at 3 AM in the morning. The frustrating thing was that by the time I aqctually adjusted to the time difference it was time for me to return to Cairo! lol. At least you are able to make the most of your time and get chores etc out of the way. Thanks for the response and have a great weekend Sandhya.
@SViswan (12072)
• India
25 Oct 08
It's the Diwali weekend and I have 5 days off from work! And guess what I'm going to be doing? Cleaning, of course...lol! I just can't function with clutter around...and I also tend to hoard stuff....so I need it all organized. Hope you have a lovely weekend....oops...your weekend was just over...right?
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
Happy Diwali! It's still before 10 AM so I have the rest of the day left of my weekend thankfully. Try not to clean too much and enjoy the 5 days.
• United States
25 Oct 08
Buncha lazy people here, I am tellin ya. I am up by 6 every morning, most mornings, earlier than that. I get up, make coffee, have a bath, get dressed, make breakfast, pack a lunch for hubby, put a load of laundry in the washer, work on jewelry if I have a piece started, or start one if I don't, get hubby up, feed him, send him off to work, then come in and check my e-mail, come here, look you up and give you a hard time.
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• United States
25 Oct 08
Did that one morning, sort of. Put his undies in a lunch bag and threw lunch in the washing machine. By the time either of us realized it, it was too late. He had cotton for lunch and I had a big mess in the washer.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
Hahaha. Cool! Apparently cotton is a great source of fibre so I hope he was grateful. Or is that cashmere? Damn, I always get these two mixed up.....
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• Canada
26 Oct 08
Ya lately i have been waking up very early around 5:00 am.Thank god for CNN and the presidential election, keeps me entertained until its time to go to school.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
26 Oct 08
That's certainly very early kojinick! Maybe I should watch all the election stuff on CNN too then? Given how long it has all been going on now it may just send me back to sleep! lol. Thanks for the response.
• Australia
26 Oct 08
If i wake up way earlier than normal, i usually try to get back to sleep but if i can't I just go on the computer or watch TV.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
26 Oct 08
Aside from the News there doesn;t seem to be much on TV really early in the morning so I too just jump onthe computer to keep me busy. Thanks for the response pokemainiac.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
26 Oct 08
Since I have been working nights, my sleep is all messed up. On the weekends when I am not working, and I can't sleep or I wake up around 4-5 am in the mornings, I fix me a cup of coffee and get on the computer and do a little MyLotting.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
26 Oct 08
Coffee is a definite must for all us early risers Chevee and it seems mylot is a common saviour as well! Thank goodness we all have computers to keep us occupied so early. Thanks for the response.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
25 Oct 08
When I can't go to sleep at night or when I wake up earlier than I need to, I usually sit in the living room doing one of my Sudoku puzzles! They entertain me in the mornings, but they also make me sleepy and I can then fall asleep easily
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
26 Oct 08
Sudoku can definitely give themiond a good work-out so maybe I will try this myself next time! Thanks for the response and for the tip sylvia.
• United States
25 Oct 08
i work at home so i'm lucky i get to sleep all i want so when i want to get up it's always for reason, i dont wonder about it. so i dont remember having that kind of experience. if i did it must have been a long time ago.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
I almost work at home jinglebee. My apartment is on the ground floor and the offices are on the 5th floor of the same building. You are lucky to be able to dictate your own hours like this. I may live in the same building as the one I work in but I certainly don't have this kind of flexibility! Thanks for the response.
• Singapore
25 Oct 08
Yes, it happens sometimes. My daughter sleeps with us and there are times when she toss and turns or roll over to my side and I'm awaken in the wee hours of the morning. We are not talking about 6-ish. It could be about 4 or 5-ish. After my turn of tossing and turning, I will get up and switch on teh computer. If I have an article in mind, I will start typing right away. If not, mylot is where I wl be too.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
This is certainly early Sydney! If it is this early I have a pretty good chance of being able to fall asleep but if it is 6 or later then forget it! I think that those of us that end up early risers like this every now and then need to go and give our computers a great big hug because they definitely seem to be helping us keep our sanity during these times. Thanks for the response.
@paid2write (5202)
25 Oct 08
I always wake up early, and I don't mind getting up before daylight, but this morning it was 4.10 and I thought that really was a little too early. I was lying awake, so I decided to listen to the radio through my headphones, and I kept dozing off as I did this. It was 6.30 when I was fully awake and that is quite a normal time for me to get up. If there is nothing I want to listen to, I put the light on and I can read quite happily until I'm ready to rise and start the day.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
4:10 is certainly early paid2write. I thought 6 was bad enough! lol. Being able to reqad and maybe fall back to sleep again would be a wonderful option to have actually but I don't wish to wake up my wife. Maybe I should get one of those book lights or something? Headphoones is an option though so I might just try this if it happens again. Thanks for the response and for the ideas!
@23uday (2998)
• India
25 Oct 08
Hey Sometimes in the holidays i wake up early in the morning and dont know wht do to.Then i will sleep for some more time.Then I will wake up and will do some simple excersises.Then i will do breathing exercises,which calms down my mind and body. And gives me new energy.then i will go for my daily routine. bye!!!!!!!!!
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
Hi 23uday. You are fortunate to be able to go back to sleep sometimes as once I am awake I'm awake and no matter how hard I try I just can't seem to go back to sleep! The exercise part sounds beneficial too. I wish I had more discipline to do the same! Thanks for the response.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
25 Oct 08
LOL! That's EXACTLY what happened to me this morning up at 6am EST.. I couldn't go back to sleep, so I stumbled to the kitchen with 1 eye open, made coffee, peed (sorry TMI)sat down in front of the puter and here I am! I am NOT addicted.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
There must be something in the air then dizzblnd? lol. It's not easy making coffee with just the one eye open but we need it to open the other one! It definitely doesn't sound like an addiction either as we are just being productive with our time is all. Thanks for the response and for the descriptive comments about the bathroom too! lol.
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
It doesn't happen often but yeah, I've been there before. I remember one incident when I was still studying at my University. I woke up at around 4am and it was the first time ever. I couldn't go back to sleep so what I did I watched FRIENDS so I have something to do. It was fun. I really had a good laugh. ;D
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
Thank goodness I woke up at six and not four! I would have been pretty happy myself though if Friends had of been on TV this morning. I have seen every episode there is but I still get a kick out of the repeats! Thanks for responding divinegwapa.
@munhozmib (3857)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
25 Oct 08
Hello, James! I hardly ever wake up sooner than I expect when I am home. But it happens. What you say usually happens to me when I have to go to school but there are no classes. I get there and then I realize that there is only one or two classmates. Then I come back home instead of staying, since there will be no classes at all... And when I get home, what to do? Seven in the morning, and I do not want to sleep nor do anything... Then I just sit in the Computer and start using it. lol Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
Hi munhozmib. This is a rare thing for me actually and I usually have trouble getting up in the morning rather than wake up early. It's a good thing we have computers these days because it seems to be a saving grace for many of us! lol. Thanks for the response.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
25 Oct 08
I go through this very often. And i've noticed it's not much with the sleeping late or getting up early. And it's about an hour or so earlier, not enough time to really get back to sleep. So what do i do. Laze around in Bed, maybe some light exercising or just stroll down the kitchen and make myself a hot cup of tea.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
Lazing around in bed I am not very good at alok! Light exercising is something I should be doing though so I need to maybe consider this next time this happens. Tea sounds good and I have already had a couple of cups of green tea with a slice of lemon this morning! Thanks for the response.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I do almost everyday and I don't know why! And I don't like it! I'd like to be able to go back to sleep and get some more rest but I just can't so I get up and attempt to start my day which is go online, make my hot drink and just wait the time out. Sometimes, I go out and water the plants all over the house, fresh air always makes me feel better. I am also that kind of person who gets into whatever it was I was already doing that I tend to start getting ready to leave the house in less time than I originally intended to. I guess it's better than staying up way LATER than normal and have nothing else to do at 3 in the morning except watch infomercials.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
Good morning sunshine! (Actually given the time difference it appears that you may not have even gone to bed yet!) Watering plants would be a nice thing to be doing early in the morning but I don't have any! lol. I would steer clear of those infomercials too. Thankfully the ones here are all in Arabic so even if I did get caught up in them I have no chance of buying anything because I don't know what they're saying! Thanks for the response and have a good weekend SaintAnne.
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
i also wake up too ear;y for quite sometimes and don't want to go back to bed again. i just prepare myself for a short road run then go back home and prepare breakfast.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
I wish I had the discipline to go for a road run but I am not so good when it comes to things like this! Maybe if I did I would sleep better the following night. Thanks for the response princejay.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
25 Oct 08
Yeah yeah, it happened to me b4 ^_^ ANd i was very frustrated about it.. Because i'm someone whom always wake up at 1230pm, so waking up in the morning will make me feel very lethagic.. But i dunno why i manage to wake up once at 8am, and that i cant fall back asleep.. NO matter how i turn and toss, how cooling is the weather, my body system just refuses to budge, so i have no choice but to wake up.. PLus, i just slept at 3am.. lol SO i wake up, wash up, switch on my pc, and mylot for just 3 discussions b4 my eyelids feel heavy.. lol =D After which i shut down my pc and went to bed again, only to find myself waking up at 2pm.. lol =D Though i can sleep back, but it's a very funny feeling.. haha =D i will not wanna experience that ever again..
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
That's quite late to be waking up normally kun but you did say you go to bed at 3 AM so fair enough! There is nothing worse than knowing it's so early but the body just refuses to go back to sleep. Thankfully it is not something that happens to me a lot. So here I am with a cup of green tea with a slice of lemon and tapping away on mylot. Make hay while the sun shines right? lol. Thanks for the response.
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@Galima (42)
• Denmark
25 Oct 08
Yeah, like yesterday 06:45 I woke up, normally I wake up around 08:00 but when I wake up earlier I'll place my but on the chair and start looking at Mylot, right after I consider to even play a game or code a website :)
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
Welcome to mylot Galima! I don't think my brain functions well enough to code a website or play a game first up in the morning so mylotting it is for me too. Reading a newspaper would be nice but there are none in English readily available. Online news is too tricky for the morning brain too I think! lol. Thanks for the response.
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