ANXIOUS FOR THE DAWN -- IS IT NORMAL?

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@Kandae11 (40391)
October 31, 2017 11:55am CST
Do you like sleeping? I have come to the conclusion that maybe I don't - and I do wonder if there is a name for someone who doesn't like to sleep. I know sleep is necessary and I have no problem falling asleep, but when I check my phone and it says 4a.m. I am happy and relieved - because I know dawn is only two hours away , and I can start my day . After my morning rituals - by 7.30 a.m. I am sitting with my laptop and a cup of coffee or tea. What is your wake up time in the morning - during the week and weekends? Are you usually happy to see the dawn?
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@andriaperry (56536)
• United States
31 Oct
I am one of those people who love to sleep, I go to bed around midnight, read till my eyes are closing and then I wake around 9 am naturally, unless I am disturbed, When Tony was on Chemo I did not get to sleep, or not a restful sleep.
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@MALUSE (42697)
• Germany
31 Oct
That's also my rhythm.
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@Kandae11 (40391)
31 Oct
I like to be in my bed by nine or ten mainly because I never eat after 6p.m - and I don't want to be tempted. If I don't fall asleep right away, I would watch a movie on television or check my WhatsApp messages.
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@Juliaacv (32448)
• Canada
31 Oct
I am like that too, I am up early, as early as my body tells me to get up. Usually on my days off I'm up earlier then on some work days, just because I am ready to enjoy the day doing what I want to do. On working days I have to be up around 7 to be at work on time.
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@Kandae11 (40391)
31 Oct
Sometimes for me evening comes too quickly and there are so many things I would like to get done.
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@kepweng (17784)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
31 Oct
i like to sleep all day like sleeping beauty ill be lucky if i can sleep for 1 or 2 days
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@Kandae11 (40391)
31 Oct
You would hardly ever catch me sleeping during the daytime.
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• Eugene, Oregon
31 Oct
I too fall asleep easily and wake up earlier than I really want to. I try not to get up too early though since I don't want to wake Anne. I am always glad to see the dawn.
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@Kandae11 (40391)
31 Oct
The birds would be chirping at my window and it is a wonderful feeling.
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@Lizirazo (2424)
• United States
31 Oct
I'm actually the opposite, I always look forward to sleeping time.
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@Kandae11 (40391)
31 Oct
I also look forward to sleep time. After a busy day , I like getting in my comfortable bed, but I am even happier when morning comes. Whether its the weekend or a holiday I never remain in bed after 6 a.m. I was like that even when I held a 9 to 5 job.
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@Lizirazo (2424)
• United States
31 Oct
@Kandae11 I'm always up very early when I was working in the office, now that I'm a homemaker, I still get up very early and have to be up as early as 5AM, sometimes even earlier.
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@Kandae11 (40391)
1 Nov
@Lizirazo They say "old habits die hard". I started early rising when my son was in Junior high and had the morning shift. I would rise at 5a.m. to get his breakfast - and I have kept that early habit since.
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@JudyEv (130542)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Nov
I'm often awake at 4am and then lay there till a more reasonable hour before getting up. Sometimes I do go back to sleep but often I mostly doze on and off till around 6.
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@Raelove (17398)
• Saco, Maine
1 Nov
I do this sometimes, too.
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@Kandae11 (40391)
1 Nov
I might awaken about three times during the night - check the time , then go back to sleep.
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@JudyEv (130542)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Nov
@Kandae11 Sometimes I wake up a lot but other times not so much. And sometimes I take a long time to go to sleep.
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@m_audrey6788 (13669)
• Philippines
31 Oct
I always woke up late on weekends but early on weekdays Seeing dawn is not bad as it looks so calm, peaceful and quiet
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@Kandae11 (40391)
31 Oct
The dawn gives one a positive feeling. I tell myself - here you have a brand new day - try not to mess it up.
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• Philippines
31 Oct
@Kandae11 Not bad of an idea!
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@RasmaSandra (19134)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
31 Oct
Actually I can relate to what you're saying. I was never an early morning person but now when I get up during the early hours I check to see the time and I am happy to note that it is already early morning. Then is I fall asleep again and get up at say 10 I feel that I have slept too much. So I think for awhile I will always set my mobile phone to 9 AM and get up at that time and see how that works. Then with time I can adjust. Enjoy your day.
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@Kandae11 (40391)
31 Oct
Its not that I am expecting something exciting that day - I'm just anxious to start the ball rolling. it is raining quite a bit, but I am enjoying the cooler weather.
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@Raelove (17398)
• Saco, Maine
1 Nov
Yes, I am. I have very irregular sleep patterns. Some nights, I fall asleep and stay asleep for several hours. Others, I lie awake half the night, and then I'm exhausted by 5 a.m. Like you, I go to sleep quickly most nights, but it's STAYING asleep that's the problem. I had to laugh here, too, for when I check MY phone, it's almost always 4 a.m. or thereabouts. And then I can't wait for the sun to come up!
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@Kandae11 (40391)
1 Nov
Exactly like me. I wake up at least three times during the night and the first thing I do is check the time. Most times I fall back asleep immediately, but when I don't I would turn on the television which is beside my bed.
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@Raelove (17398)
• Saco, Maine
1 Nov
@Kandae11 I don't have a TV in my room, so I usually just lie there tossing and turning. I play this little game in which I try to guess what time it is, as I don't have a clock near my bed anymore. Sometimes it feels like I've been sleeping for hours, I check my phone, and it's just 2 a.m. (Not good.) Then other times, I feel like I slept very little and it's 5 a.m. (GOOD!)
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@Kandae11 (40391)
1 Nov
@Raelove That happens to me too - sometimes I am surprised when I check my phone and find that it it is 5 or 5.30 a.m. Other times I wonder if the clock has slowed down.
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@YrNemo (14396)
31 Oct
You need to have a kitten like mine before you could value sleep! Mama mia, I am tired after having IT for two weeks! (It woke me up every morning at 5 roughly for this or that, with its cold nose: kiss, kiss, nudge, nudge...)
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@Kandae11 (40391)
31 Oct
Ha ha - one reason why I have no pets.
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@YrNemo (14396)
31 Oct
@Kandae11 I have discovered new things in my sorrows...
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@Kandae11 (40391)
31 Oct
@YrNemo Hope you will see less sorrows starting from Christmas into the new year.
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@crossbones27 (20779)
• Redlands, California
31 Oct
Mine is usually 11 or noon, why I like working for your own self, even though it keeps me poor. Money is not everything. I do not think I am a big fan of sleep either, just do it because the body says I need to.
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@Kandae11 (40391)
31 Oct
Same here - it is necessary so I do it. Eleven or noon -what time do you go to bed?
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• Redlands, California
31 Oct
@Kandae11 3 or 4 am, the bachelors life.
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@Kandae11 (40391)
31 Oct
@crossbones27 Okay, okay, no further questions.
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@amadeo (70606)
• United States
31 Oct
Mike and I up at five.Watch a bit of news.Breakfast and out we go to the club for our tennis and work out
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@Kandae11 (40391)
31 Oct
That's earlier than I get up.
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@amadeo (70606)
• United States
31 Oct
@Kandae11 yea when we get up now it is pitch black
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@Kandae11 (40391)
31 Oct
@amadeo Here it gets light around 6 a.m.
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@LadyDuck (171236)
• Switzerland
1 Nov
I always get out of the bad at 6 in the morning. I cannot say that I do not like to sleep, but I do not like to waste too much time laying in bed.
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@Kandae11 (40391)
1 Nov
I understand. I feel when morning comes it is time to rise and shine.
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@LadyDuck (171236)
• Switzerland
1 Nov
@Kandae11 Now it's very dark in the morning, in Summer I wake up an hour earlier.
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@BelleStarr (39588)
• United States
1 Nov
I am happy to see the dawn, but I certainly enjoy the time I spend asleep.
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@Kandae11 (40391)
1 Nov
Restful sleep is important - you feel refreshed when you wake up.
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@BelleStarr (39588)
• United States
1 Nov
@Kandae11 so true
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@fly802 (1517)
1 Nov
I like to see dawn but also like to sleep more because I`m very lazy.
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@Kandae11 (40391)
1 Nov
You are honest at least.
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@deorahul (231)
1 Nov
If my body will not feel tired really I will not sleep.Seriously I hate to sleep but because my body demands it I have to.Imagine seeing stars ,enjoying silence of night and in day travelling the world capturing beauty of nature.
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@Kandae11 (40391)
1 Nov
So much to do and see, so little time. But our bodies need the rest.
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@responsiveme (16835)
• India
1 Nov
5.30 weekdays and 8 on sundays
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@Kandae11 (40391)
1 Nov
That sounds fine .
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@ridingbet (57889)
• Philippines
1 Nov
i am always happy when it is morning. it means God is giving me a new life to live.
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@Kandae11 (40391)
1 Nov
A new day, new beginnings.
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@snowy22315 (51224)
• United States
1 Nov
I am kind of the opposite. I find it a relief to go to bed at night..and I don't especially look forward to getting up in the morning especially if it is cold..
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@Kandae11 (40391)
1 Nov
I am happy to get to bed at night too - especially after a hectic day - but I am happier when morning comes.
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@jstory07 (69261)
• Roseburg, Oregon
31 Oct
I am happy when I wake up early I can go to the pool and swim early.
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@Kandae11 (40391)
31 Oct
I wish I had those facilities available. I won't risk going to the beach alone early in the morning.
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