Do you sleep earlier on cold winter days?

sleeping earlier in winter - I love to sleep earlier in winter when it is very cold.
China
November 15, 2009 6:43am CST
It is now getting colder and colder with each shower of rain coming to us. When the weather gets colder, I don't feel like staying up late at night. I used to stay late at night, but now I sleep earlier because of the cold weather and the cold rain that we are having these days. Today (November 15th, 2009), the temperature is from 3 to 10 degrees centigrade and it is rainy and cold. Tomorrow the temperature will be even lower from 1 to 6 degrees centigrade. Usually when it is cold in winter, I sleep earlier than usual. So I am wondering whether you guys there also sleep earlier on cold winter days. Stay warm, friends.
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• India
17 Dec 09
Hello my friend williamjisir Ji, It is natural way of living. After sun-sets andNight falls, it becomes cool andby nature, one should retire to bed. Once it is raining and cold, it automatically takes me to bed and I too go to sleep. In our country, if it is added with no power, I am tempted togo to bed even much earlier. May God bless You and have a great time.
• China
18 Dec 09
Hello friend. These days it is very cold again with the temperature beneath zero and it is windy, but right now the sun is out there which makes me feel warm sitting next to the window in my apartment. Stay warm, friend.
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• India
19 Dec 09
Hello my friend williamjisir Ji, WE too have winter season and it is tolerable here. But Next month it will be like your place. Mercury will dip to zero. But what weather I hjad during my childhood, I do not think, I will ever get. During that time, I remember teeth used to produce some music by shivering apart from covering many fold winter garments. May God bless You and have a great time.
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• China
19 Dec 09
It is -5 to 4 degrees centigrade today, the coldest day of the year though it is sunny today. The wind makes it much colder.
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• China
17 Nov 09
seems hangzhou is colder than here in shenzhen. today the lowest temperature is 9, it's the coldest day in this winter until now. but the weather report says it will be higher abt 2 days later. i think i'm the same, begin to sleep before 11:00pm, but if in summer, sometimes after 12pm . no fire to get warm as in my hometown, when it's cold like so, feel hard.haha...
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• China
19 Nov 09
Hello yolanda. It is 1 o 4 degress centigrade today, still very cold here. It is even colder when it is windy. This year the cold days visit us earlier than the regular years. Stay warm.
• China
19 Nov 09
much better here, yesterday is the lowest, abt 9. today, it's sunny, warm when in the sun, but still cold in the room. luckily, not much wind. the winter wind really makes the cold more serious. take care.
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• China
22 Nov 09
I agree with you that it is the winter wind that makes it even colder. These two days we are having the warm sunshine without wind. The temperature is now getting higher with the sun's visiting us. I like it when it gets warmer. Then we can have more outside activities without staying inside all the time.
• Malaysia
15 Nov 09
hahaha!...I don't know why on reading your discussion content it reminisced me on the past life story in my hometown before I came here in December 2006 living as an expatriate in this country. You know what my dear great friend, William? hahaha! my father said during winter is a good season to 'make kid', sorry for my jokes for today but sometimes I think what has been said by my father is 99% true...hahaha!
• China
15 Nov 09
Hello Michael. I think that you are right though it is a joke. Many jokes come from our realistic life. It is only nine six, but I am getting ready to tug into my warm blanket and quit to enjoy my warm sleep. I don't like it when it is so cold. Colder days will follow when it keeps raining and stay windy. Have a good day, my dear friend.
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• Malaysia
15 Nov 09
hahaha!...what a nice 'excuse' type of answer...don't worry, veeeery well understood!!! not just 'stood' but completely with 'under'stood...hahaha!
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• China
15 Nov 09
Two typing mistakes I have made. Correction as follows: I mean "quilt" instead of "quit" and a grammar mistake ever made, which is "stays windy" rather than "stay windy". Sorry for the mistakes.
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• China
16 Nov 09
Yes,it is cold ,and raining now,the temperature is form 2 to 6 degrees centigrade.If there is no classes ,I like to lie on bed reading ,watching movie or sleeping.
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• China
16 Nov 09
When it is cold, it makes us feel a little bit lazy. I wished that I had no evening classes tonight so that I would not have to go to school. But anyway, I am now done with my classes and have just come back for my spare time. What a good feeling it is to be home when it is cold outside.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
17 Nov 09
[b]Different strokes, I guess, because it's just the opposite for me! With the very first nip in the air of Fall, it's as if something in me sparks & I come alive! The colder it becomes, the more energy I have, & by my birthday (Jan 6), I feel as if I can do anything, take on the whole world! Wow! Just lemme AT 'em!! Conversely, the hotter it gets, the less sleep I get, my energy plummets, & I'm not worth a soggy dishrag by August...fehh.... Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
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@besthope44 (12145)
• India
11 Apr 10
Well cold winters makes me sleep long hours. And i would sleep much earlier as i would find myself very sleepy on a chill weather. I wont have interest to work on any stuffs and find sleeping is best!
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• China
13 Apr 10
Hello besthope. Cold weather in winter does make quite some people prefer to sleep earlier in their warm blanket or quilts. I am such a person though. I am glad that now winter is far away from us and we are now enjoying our nice spring. Enjoy your life, friend.
@dh1811 (114)
• Australia
6 Feb 10
Well most of the time when its winter for some reason i wake up earlier thatn usual. My schedules for the day decide what time i should sleep. Normally when I dont have anything to do I slep pretty early. Like at around 9pm. I think the cold makes you tired faster.
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• China
11 Feb 10
Hello dh. I agree that one's scheduels for the day decide what time one should sleep. If you have to get up early in the morning for work, then you will have to sleep earlier so that you will be energetic for your work the next day. Take care, friend.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
5 Feb 10
I don't go to bed any earlier. But I have noticed that sometimes I sleep better when the weather is colder. I have young kids. So it will be some time before I can sleep the way I wish.
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• China
6 Feb 10
Hello ersmommy. I see that it is hard to sleep any earlier when you have a small kid. Small kids do not usually sleep as early as we parents wish, so we have to wait for some time in this case. Happy parenting, my dear friend.
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
Hello my friend! There is no winter here in the Philippines. But there are times that it is really cold here especially in our city. Most often than not, I sleep earlier during those cold nights. It's been that way for the past two months. We expect the temp to be colder in the next two to three weeks. And until then, I would most likely sleep early at night.
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• China
29 Jan 10
Hello dolce-vita. Yes, when the weather is cold, many people tend to sleep earlier. I am glad that the weather is getting warmer now with the passing of winter. Spring is on the corner. I miss spring a lot after the long winter. Stay warm, friend.
@UnnatV (129)
• India
24 Jan 10
Winter days are my favorite for sleeping. I tend to rise late from the bed. I sleep at the regular time after finishing my work. But when it comes to rising in the morning, it is fun! I set an alarm at 7 am and the one more at 7:30 am. But I only make then off and again go to sleep until i rise at about 9 am in the morning. It real fun sleeping until late in the winter!
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• China
25 Jan 10
Yeah, when it is time for us to get up, we just want to sleep more and sometimes we might sleep a lot more and get up late, especially during the holidays. I am glad that winter is gradually going away with the weather getting warmer now. Take care, friend.
• United States
9 Dec 09
Hello williamjisir, I seem to sleep and be a lot more sluggish in the winter time. I think it must be because it is colder and I tend to cover up more to stay warm and then I get to comfortable and warm and it ends up putting me to sleep. I also get where i don't want to get out of bed in the morning either because it is cold and I just want to stay under that blankets but in the summer time it gets too hot and all you want to do is get up so you can stop sweating....
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• China
12 Dec 09
Hello froggieslover. I can see what you mean because it is exactly the same with me when it is cold in winter. Take care, friend.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
9 Dec 09
When it is cold I don't sleep earlier but I always want to sleep later! I never want to get out of my warm bed in the mornings.
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• China
10 Dec 09
In the morning in winter, I don't like to get up earlier, either, especially when it is my holidays. I always stay in my warm bed till it is after eight. But I do sleep earlier in winter. Stay warm, Canellita.
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
19 Nov 09
The weather doesn't really change my sleeping habits. It's hot and humid in my part of the world these days...the temp is 38 degrees now at 8:30pm. I still stay up late and I have my fan next to me...in winter, i have a fire going. I still wake at 6am to feed my animals and again, either the fan or the fire go on.
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• China
22 Nov 09
You are still using the fan to keep you cool? I guess that you are in the southern hemisphere of the earth. Yeah, 38 degrees centigrade is a hot temperature. This summer we had extremely hot days that we could not sleep well. I don't like it too hot, nor do I like it too cold.
@youless (93702)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Nov 09
I can see that it is getting colder in your side because it is the same in Guangzhou. Two weeks ago we could still wear summer clothes, but right now everybody puts on coats. We have been slept earlier than before because of our son. Once we go to bed, then he can go to sleep. We change because of our child rather than the weather:) I love China
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• China
19 Nov 09
Hello youless. I see that it is usually the child that makes us sleep earlier. If we parents sleep late, they will usually follow us without wanting to sleep earlier. Just this morning it snowed again and it is freezing here that I am becoming very inactive. Take care, youless.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
17 Nov 09
[b]Not earlier, but longer & better sleep! Hotter weather keeps me stressed & unable to sleep. I love the cold seasons; I get a LOT more accomplished! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
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• China
5 Jan 10
Hello maggiepie. I see that cold weather can make us wide awake and feel more energetic. But when it is too cold, I prefer to go to bed earlier to stay away from the cold. Take care, friend.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
16 Nov 09
I do not sleep early because it is winter, but I will retire to bed early, finishing kitchen work soon and cover myself with sweater and shawl and monkey cap, cover with blanket and read some book. I will close the room door so that the room is cozy.
• China
21 Nov 09
Hello Buchi_bulla. It is a nice feeling when you stay in a cozy room. These days I prefer to tug into my warm bed much earlier than usual due to the cold weather.
• India
16 Nov 09
actually i dont sleep that quick but i wake up early in the morning as u see winter is the best season to build up your fitness which will last for the whole year. here in india we dont have that cold minimum temperature is about 8-10 degree cent. and also we dont have rain in winter seasons. so its not a very big problem. a suggestion for everyone enjoy what ever season u have its gods way to give varity to our life.
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• China
21 Nov 09
Yes, I enjoy the four seasons we have. It is a bless for us all to have a different season.
@ccet26 (92)
• India
16 Nov 09
yup. i have trouble in sleeping in summer because of light and heat.short days and cool bedroom means i can all i need in winter..
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• China
21 Nov 09
Hello ccet. Yeah, in summer days are long while in winter days are short. That is the very reason we can enjoy a better sleep with the longer nights.
• China
16 Nov 09
i have feeling with you,i used to get up early to read every morning,but in those days i also can't ,it's raining all day,it's cold in the morning .i hope i can conquer difficults.i can go on.
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• China
16 Nov 09
So long as you are persistent, there is no problem for you to overcome any difficulties. If there is something that is pushing me, I can make it. hehehe.
@asfiona (174)
• India
16 Nov 09
It is true for me as well, during winter i rather go to bed early inspite of sitting in drawing room watching tv and all. I feel that let me get warm under the warm blanket and enjoy nice sleep. The temperature you've mention is really low must be tooo cold there. Keep warm of yourself. Take care.
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• China
21 Nov 09
Yeah, it is too cold here. The cold we have here is different from that in the north of China, which is dry cold. But ours is wet cold. I am having more layers to cover me while sleeping to keep me warm. I have even used electric blanket. I feel nice and warm this way. Stay warm, friend.
@bentoyhk (202)
• Hong Kong
16 Nov 09
Yes, I don't want to stay late at night neither. I even don't want to wake up early in the morning when it is cold. I just want to stay with my blanket and my bed. It is really lazy! haha
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• China
16 Nov 09
I think that it is human for us to stay nice and warm with the blanket and the warm bed. You are not an exception, friend.