I wonder if I will ever wake up properly

@Asylum (48281)
Manchester, England
December 16, 2015 7:57am CST
Since I am retired there is no real problem what time I wake up in the morning. As a general rule I tend to remain in bed until after 10 AM most days, unless I have somewhere special to be at a certain time. Last night I was on Mylot until well after 2 AM, which is unusual for me but no real concern because I was enjoying it. It was obvious that I would end up in bed until a little later today, but I was very surprised when I awoke and realised it was 1 PM. Oh well, ay least I missed some rain today. Now all that I have to do is finally wake up completely.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Dec 15
It's not that you are up too late or sleep too late, you're simply living in the wrong time zone. If you lived here, you would be right on time.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
Now that is an interesting point, maybe my body is rebelling against the fact that I am not on holiday.
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• Midland, Michigan
16 Dec 15
@Asylum Or maybe it thinks you are on Holiday since you are retired and all.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
@MarshaMusselman This could well be because if I had not been waiting for hospital appointments I would probably be elsewhere right now.
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@WorDazza (10105)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
I wish you'd keep this sort of information to yourself. I'm up at 5:30am every weekday!!!
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
Oh yes, I remember those days. I used to hate this time of year when I had to be up at 6 AM and outside in the rain and blizzards at 6-45 AM.
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@WorDazza (10105)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
@Asylum Getting up when I wake up naturally is the thing I'm looking forward to the most when I pack in work. 4 years, 3 months, 3 days, 1 hour and 51 minutes to go. Not that I'm counting.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
@WorDazza I had an Excel spreadsheet that counted the days until my retirement and automatically updated every day. The first thing that I did when I retired was to turn of the alarm on my mobile.
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
I am unable to sleep late in the morning, I always wake up at 6 (AM of course).
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
I seem to have no pattern whatsoever and tend to wake up at rather bizarre times of day.
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
@Asylum If you like it, there is no reason to change.
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• United States
16 Dec 15
Sounds like my husband, unless he has some place to go, he will stay in bed as long as he can. Of course since he is retired he is a big help in helping me clean the house, but that job is so little next to working 8 plus hours a day.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
I am in a similar position. Prior to retirement I worked long hours and was uip early every day, but now I have no reason to make such an effort.
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@MALUSE (40335)
• Germany
16 Dec 15
So you've written this post without being fully awake? No spelling mistake. Congrats!
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
I am not awake enough to think sufficiently enough to make spelling mistakes.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
17 Dec 15
Lately my work and sleep hours is totally off. I am working at times up to 20 hours and getting a few hours sleep from this mess I am cleaning up. But when the sun rises and the rooster crow my little puppy Cheyanne that I bought with me is on top of me licking me and biting my hair and ears. I can lend her to you for a few weeks to be your new alarm clock.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
17 Dec 15
Daylight is currently about 8-20 AM here. Of course it is still dull enough for me not to notice the difference, so it does not help a great deal.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
17 Dec 15
@Asylum The little one is sure to wake you at 5 in the morning. No matter if it is dark or not outside. Cheyanne wants to play by this time and is telling me to get up otherwise she will pee in the house and she knows she can't. She is just 7 weeks old and almost all house broken now so this is a good thing for me.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
17 Dec 15
@poehere Oh good, that sounds an excellent idea. I will consider getting a puppy to keep me company and demand some attention.
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@jaboUK (54011)
• United Kingdom
17 Dec 15
It's great being retired, isn't it? That's the aspect I like best - going to bed and getting up just when I please.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
17 Dec 15
So do I, but it can be awkward when the timing drifts so far because it becomes easier to stay up later and get up later, which gradually makes you nocturnal.
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@jaboUK (54011)
• United Kingdom
17 Dec 15
@Asylum Yup, that about describes me - i often don't go to bed until 4am.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
17 Dec 15
@jaboUK I can tell by the fact that you are still here at this time.
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• Preston, England
16 Dec 15
I often end up on here until the early hours but I have to go to bed early tonight as out early for the movies in the morning
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
I cannot remember the last time that I went to the cinema.
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• Preston, England
16 Dec 15
@Asylum I love going to the movies and a Star Wars film is a must for me
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
@arthurchappell I am afraid we differ vastly there because I found Star Wars to be absolutely hopeless. I never even managed to watch the whole of the one film that I tried.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
16 Dec 15
I wish I could at least stay in bed until the sun comes up. But that seems to be a no go for me.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
I had more than my share of early mornings prior to retiring.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Dec 15
@Asylum I am retired haven't worked in almost 13 years. and still I'm up early all the time.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
17 Dec 15
@fishtiger58 That is not likely to happen to me, especially at this time of year when it is dark and cold in the morning.
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@allknowing (65297)
• India
16 Dec 15
My life works like the clock - same time everyday no matter what it is. I can never think of sleeping that late. By then I would be attending to so many chores around.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
These days I go to bed when I feel tired and awake whenever I happen to, which does generate a rather eratic schedule.
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@allknowing (65297)
• India
17 Dec 15
@Asylum What about your real world connections that may want you around?
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@gudheart (12752)
16 Dec 15
I would have been able to stay up late mylotting but I no longer have the energy to stay up past 1am lol
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
It is rare for me, but we do seem to feel differently each day.
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@gudheart (12752)
16 Dec 15
@Asylum I wish there was a way I could gain some quick energy. Multi vitamins doesn't seem to be making much difference.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
16 Dec 15
I am an early bird and I do not like to stay up at night, contrary to you
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
It is not a regular habit of mine, but if I do not feel sleepy then I have no reason to go to bed.
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@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
18 Dec 15
That's what is good when you are retired . You can sleep so late , but it's okay because you can oversleep the next day . I actually look forward to retirement because of that .
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
18 Dec 15
It is certainly far better than waking up bleary eyed and having to go out in the rain at 6 AM.
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@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
@Asylum Indeed it is .
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@youless (91541)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Dec 15
My parents are all retired. Sometimes they will watch TV until very late hours and then wake up late next day. I still think perhaps it is better for them to have a regular schedule and maybe it is better for the health.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
18 Dec 15
A regular sleep schedule is most likely far healthier, but there is definite benefit inn being able to sleep whenever you desire.
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@GardenGerty (99469)
• United States
17 Dec 15
That would have my body clock so messed up it would not even be funny.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
17 Dec 15
I am messed up in general anyway, so I cannot get any worse.
@garymarsh6 (14134)
• United Kingdom
16 Dec 15
OH my goodness Barry. I consider a lie in as half past six in the morning let alone 1pm in the afternoon.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
It was a little extreme even for me, but at least I missed nothing.
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@sallypup (27155)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Dec 15
You don't try to have some kind of set schedule? You sound like a kid on a holiday. Maybe you need some sugar cookies, too.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
18 Dec 15
I always need cookies no matter what the circumstances.
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@sallypup (27155)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Dec 15
@Asylum You're in England. There must be some elderly lady itching to make you a butter cooky.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
18 Dec 15
@sallypup We do not have elderly ladies in England.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
17 Dec 15
I am curious to hear who were the friends which were there to give you company till 2 am (of course due to time difference, you would have found some friends to interact). Getting up at almost noon shows that you were very tired and you slept till afternoon and probably missed your breakfast etc.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
17 Dec 15
I live in England, so that places me 6 or 7 hours ahead of the USA. What you say about time difference is perfectly true, but somehow it does stay busy much later than that.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
17 Dec 15
@Asylum You mean to say that you remained busy interacting with friends till 2 a.m. ?
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
17 Dec 15
@dpk262006 It did slow down a little prior to that time, but there was still enough activity to occupy me and maintain some interest.
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
16 Dec 15
Oooh you dirty stop up ! Glad you missed some rain and got a good sleep
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
It must be latest that I have remained in bed for many years.
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
16 Dec 15
@Asylum We won't judge you harshly !
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
@Auntylou It would not make much difference because it is too late to wake up earlier now.
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@TheHorse (66007)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Dec 15
Funny. I had the opposite experience. Was doing some grading, passed out at what must have been 11 PM, and got up at 7:30 AM.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
18 Dec 15
The odd thing that I often encounter is that I can be struggling to keep my eyes open while watching a television program, yet as soon as it finishes and I go to bed I lie awake for ages.
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@TheHorse (66007)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Dec 15
@Asylum That would frustrate me. I enjoy sleeping.