Time to get up!!

@GardenGerty (101890)
United States
August 15, 2016 2:29pm CST
Do you wake up easily? Is it your job to get others up at home? How about your kids? I wake up early because my husband does not hear the alarm . If I was really tired I could go right back to bed, but I almost always go ahead and get up. I do a lot of online work then. I had a night owl friend who had reason to get up early today. Just to be sure she made it, I messaged her on Facebook.She was fine. I do not think she needed an extra reminder. I absolutely hated getting my kids up and I was so glad when they decided to use alarm clocks themselves.
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• United States
15 Aug 16
No kids, too old for kids LOL - I have never used an alarm clock in my life. I am awake before the chickens. This morning I was having coffee at 5:45 am - nice and peaceful and quiet.
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• United States
15 Aug 16
I have never woken up at 5:45am with or without an alarm...way too early for me
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• Beijing, China
16 Aug 16
How wanderful a morning! Maybe you can look at the clouds and stars, wait for the sun rising, do some exercise.
@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
16 Aug 16
I love just waking up when I wake up. . . I do not get to do that often between hubby having a job and the cat having confusion.
@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
16 Aug 16
Growing up, I always had a very easy time waking up. And I have to say that now that my sleep schedule is turned around again and I'm getting much better sleep, my body seems to wake up before the alarm goes off. But I do set it just so that I won't sleep the day away! lol
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@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
16 Aug 16
If I ever sleep more than about seven hours at a stretch I figure that it was something I needed. It is good that you sleep quality is better.
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@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
17 Aug 16
@GardenGerty I never expected to begin feeling differently so quickly. I guess sleep is easily caught up!
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@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
18 Aug 16
@CRK109 Quality sleep seems to elude most of modern society. I think we should make it more of a priority as our body is so busy doing healthy things like repair when we sleep.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Aug 16
I hate waking hubby up, he doesnt wake up nicely, so I insist he uses alarms not me
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@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
16 Aug 16
My husband is deaf and cannot hear alarms. I would really dislike it if he was unpleasant.
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• Centralia, Missouri
16 Aug 16
@GardenGerty they make a vibrating alarm, watch thing. not sure if that would wake me up, would have to test it. so is he fully deaf, as in you have to sign or?
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• Centralia, Missouri
18 Aug 16
@GardenGerty I gotcha, mine just sleeps like a rock, and wakes up mean. until he is actually awake. That half stage I wont deal with, he can set several alarms.
@Platespinner (17046)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
15 Aug 16
I usually only have to wake my youngest up. Everyone else usually gets themselves out of bed, most of them get up earlier than I need to up.
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@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
16 Aug 16
I love to be up early. My daughter could get herself up, my son was always my issue.
@celticeagle (119388)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Aug 16
I think I am a light sleeper. Being here and always worried that my grandson is going have a fit or something I wake up pretty easily. I wish he would use an alarm. My daughter and grandson are both on medication and can sleep through a very loud alarm. So I usually stay up to get them up at 5a. or so for school. At least the first few mornings until my daughter gets used to getting up to the alarm.
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• Beijing, China
16 Aug 16
As parents and grandparents, they are great and make big sacrifices and worry a lot for their children. So you are great. Besides, I am a student whose major is medicine and I really suggest you 'd better have good sleep though you are a light sleeper.
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@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
16 Aug 16
@celticeagle I worry about you. Your stress levels must be huge. I know, you love your daughter and grandson and I hope they appreciate it.
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@celticeagle (119388)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Aug 16
@GardenGerty ....That is nice of you. I appreciate you saying that. I was really surprised how well the summer went. Now I hope the school starting on the 24th goes smoothly too. If my grandson doesn't catch the bus(it's here so early) he will have to take the city bus and then he is a couple hours late for school. That worries me. I'd hate for him to miss the bus on his first day or two. See how it goes and try not to worry about it is all I can do. I worry too much. LOL
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Aug 16
I wake up easily as well. I am usually up between 3-4am...just can't sleep as my body starts aching. I also hated to have to wake my kids up when they were young. Especially my son who was not a morning person at all.
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@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
16 Aug 16
I frequently am awake around then, but try not to get up, even for the bathroom. If I get up then I definitely need a nap.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Aug 16
@GardenGerty I am lucky that I can take a nap if I need to during the day.
@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
18 Aug 16
@simone10 Some days I can, others I cannot.nap. Either my body or what is going on that keeps me up.
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@rina110383 (24070)
16 Aug 16
I wake up at 4 am everyday, including holidays and weekends. I always want to start early with my work so that I could also sleep early. I live alone. I don't have kids.
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• Beijing, China
16 Aug 16
I can't believe it. Hoe you make it?
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@rina110383 (24070)
16 Aug 16
@fengqishi I always sleep early, around 7 pm. I maintain my sleeping and waking up schedule even on days that I don't need to report for work.
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• Beijing, China
16 Aug 16
@rina110383 No wonder! I really appreciate your perceverence and your good habit, go to bed early and get up early. By the way, how long have you kept this habit?
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@JudyEv (130707)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Aug 16
I mostly get up once I wake up. We're both much the same although I think under different circumstances Vince might have been a night owl.
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@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
18 Aug 16
If I had the windows less covered and did not have things we had to do I believe I would wake and sleep with the sun, or with the chickens as they said when I was younger. As it is, I put blackout curtains up so that if we need to go to bed earlier than the sun we can.I do get up once awake and it tends to be early. On the weekend I let hubs sleep when I can.
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@JudyEv (130707)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Aug 16
@GardenGerty I've discovered I sleep much better if the room is dark.
• Jacksonville, Florida
17 Aug 16
Some days I do, and some days I don't. It just depends on how I feel that day...
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@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
17 Aug 16
I will probably get to sleep in more once winter gets here again.
@HazySue (22594)
• United States
16 Aug 16
@GardenGerty Sometimes I wake up easily. It seems as though it is harder to wake up when I slept soundly the night before.
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@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
16 Aug 16
I have noticed that myself. It is like you do not want to come back to the real world.
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• Philippines
16 Aug 16
Waking Up has a lot of implications to different people. Most of the people I know refer to waking up literally from their nice sleep in bed. There are some few who will take a little higher and view waking up in other areas of life. These few are people who examine themselves inside and out to know what needs to be changed, developed, improve, enhance, or to give more priorities. This is waking up from slumber: slumber in their love for their spouse; slumber from their duties as husband or wife; or waking up from financial slumber; waking up from health slumber; waking up from spiritual slumber, and etc. It's time to wake up when we are too comfortable where we are and find things that can make life better for our family, our community, our church, and our country.
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@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
16 Aug 16
Awareness is a form of waking up mentally and spiritually i would agree, and you could start a nice discussion on that line. It is also a form of waking up when we realize we must be responsible for ourself, and wake up in that way.
@hostessman (9791)
• Tucson, Arizona
16 Aug 16
my wife and i both rise and shine between 5:30 and 6 every morning. i really like the early mornings
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@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
16 Aug 16
It is so nice and peaceful at that time of day.
@Tampa_girl7 (25871)
• United States
16 Aug 16
I wake up easy
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@GardenGerty (101890)
• United States
16 Aug 16
That lets you enjoy your day more if you do not have to struggle.
@marie42 (982)
• Shreveport, Louisiana
15 Aug 16
I am so not a morning person :) I used to be when my kids was younger and had to get them up. I get up a little bit when my husband has to go to work, but I lay back down. I so need to stay up so I can be more productive :)
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@polaris77 (2031)
• Bacau, Romania
16 Aug 16
I usually wake up at 6:30, but this month I'm on holiday and I can afford the luxury of waking up later, so there's no need for an alarm clock for me these days. When September I will have to readjust to my regular hour of waking up. It will be quite hard in the beginning, but I'm sure that within a couple of weeks I will already be awake by the time the alarm clock rings.
@LadyDuck (171673)
• Switzerland
16 Aug 16
I have always been an early riser, my mom never needed to wake me up to go to school, I always was up before her. My husband is like me and we had no children.
@cherriefic (4804)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
I dont really wake up early cause I stay up all night.
• United States
15 Aug 16
I set my alarm so I don't oversleep every morning but luckily I don't have to worry about anyone else. They all are on their own getting up
@Corbin5 (113506)
• United States
15 Aug 16
I remember going upstairs multiple times to wake our son up for school. Did that until he went away to college. He set an alarm, but never heard it, so up I went. I always wake up at the same time with or without an alarm clock.
@Vivenda (588)
• Portsmouth, England
15 Aug 16
I'm naturally an early bird, but I'm not that good at sleeping anyway.