Do you tend to sleep earlier when it is very cold in winter?

sleeping earlier in cold winter weather - Do you sleep earlier in cold winter weather? I feel like sleeping earlier when it is so cold in winter.
China
December 5, 2008 8:07am CST
Good evening, my dear fellow mylotters, With the winter getting colder and colder, I feel like sleeping earlier in the evening to get into the warm quit. Today (December 5th, 08) the temperature is from -3 centigrade degree to 6 centigrade degree and the north wind is so cold. I am wondering whether you tend to sleep earlier like me when it is so cold. Thank you so much for your response in advance and stay warm, my dear fellow mylotters. Love from williamjisir
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48 responses
@Bebs08 (10687)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Oh thank goodness!! I've never experience that coldness here -3? Oh man, this is my 3rd winter here in US but never experience that cold. Here in North Carolina, we seldom have snow, only in the mountain areas they usually have snow. The lowest temperature that I experience here is 10 degrees. Now, we are having 17 degrees as the coldest so far this winter. I am not sleeping earlier, hahaha still I sleep at my usual time, 11-12..
• China
8 Dec 08
Hello dear Bebs. It is good that it is not that cold in North Carolina. It is hard to get over the coldness in winter, especially when we have to get outside from the apartment to the office or either way on a very cold and windy winter day. Lovely temperature you have, Bebs. Keep warm, friend.
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@taface412 (3175)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I am so ready for bed at 4:15 in the afternoon when dusk starts here in Kentucky. I am not sure if it is just me but it seems like every year even though we fall back about the same time as always it gets darker faster...and it is not any lighter outside compared to before in the mornings...I have the hardest time with winter.
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• China
8 Dec 08
Hello taface. Wow, it starts to get dark in Kentucky so early. Here in the east part of China, in Zhejiang Province, it gets very dark at 5:30 in the afternoon. Anyway, enjoy yourself and keep warm, dear friend.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
17 Dec 08
Hi there Willi. I don't actually tend to sleep earlier, but this cold weather in the winter sure makes me more sleepy though as it gets dark far to fast for my taste. The only positive side to this is that i can go and watch the Christmas decorations in town earlier as they are lid up from 17:00 p.m. or earlier.
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• China
17 Dec 08
Hello elitess. I thank you so much for your response. Enjoy yourself and stay warm during the cold weather, my dear friend.
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
14 Dec 08
I'm the other way around, I hate to get up in the mornings when it is cold! I am warm and toasty and comfy...I don't want to leave my bed! It is healthier to sleep in a cooler room instead of a heated room, and since I can't afford to run my heater much anyway, it works out fine, but still in the mornings - it is hard to get out of that warm cozy bed!
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• China
14 Dec 08
Yeah, it is the same with me that I don't want to get out of the warm cozy bed on cold winter mornings. I enjoy the warmth inside it. Stay warm, my dear coffeebreak.
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@vicky30 (4775)
• India
13 Dec 08
Here at my place also the season is winter.But its not very cold over here.Here the climate is very hot.I sleep at the normal time over here.Because of my exams i used to sleep late at night and wake up early in the morning.Here in the morning it is a bit chilled.
• China
14 Dec 08
Hello vicky. It is so nice weather that it is not cold. I love to have warm winters. Have a good day, friend.
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• India
10 Dec 08
In winter my kids like to go to bed early and after they go to bed I just find nothing to do except watching TV for sometime. So i also go to bed early.I cannot afford to wake up late as the kids are to be sent to school in the morning.
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• China
11 Dec 08
Hello dear arkadeb. When the kids have to be sent to school early in the morning, the parents will also have to sleep earlier to have enough sleeping hours. I can see that, friend. Take care and keep warm.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
5 Dec 08
Good evening my friend williamjisir. I have never experienced very cold winter. The most is 3'c to 5'c when I was in the United States. According to the news, it was the warmest winters at that place for the past few years. But for people who originated from the tropical country, like me, it's still very cold. I tend to get to bed earlier than normal days. But I enjoyed the coldness as well, because it makes me sleep sounder, and feel more of coziness of the blanket. I remember the heater is making the house too warm and dry. My eyes and lips are dried up, but luckily, the relocation agent brought me a humidifier which make the air better to breathe Happy posting and have a great weekend!
• China
6 Dec 08
Hello cheongyc. You live in a very nice place with moderate temperature all the year round. Here in summer it is very hot, especially in July and August, and also very cold in December and January, and February as well. Enjoy yourself, friend.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
6 Dec 08
I am grateful that I live in a place where the temperature are consistent through out the year. Here we don't have the four seasons. But it's boring too. In fact, people who live in tropical country are eager to experience the changes of seasons. Because the scenery of each seasons are unique and has its own beauty. I like winter a lot, because I like to play in the snow. Unfortunately, it didn't snow at all when I was in Oregon in 2002. But I managed to go for a skiing trip in the Mount Hood area. My friends and I were having great time there!
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• China
8 Dec 08
It is such a pity that it did not snow during the time you were there, but still it is good that you have enjoyed yourself a lot skiing with your friends. Cheers.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
6 Dec 08
Hi W.J.S.....As you know,I do not have winter here in my place as I live very near the equator.The nights are warm enough and so we dont need to use a warm quilt,but switch on the fans instead.But early in the morning its a bit cool,and that is the time I dont feel like getting out of the bed.....But once the sun rises,it becomes warm again.......
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• China
6 Dec 08
Good afternoon, Rose. So nice to live near the equator with nice weather there right now. Today the sun is out, but cold air outside. Good day, Rose.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
6 Dec 08
Hi W.J.S Well I am soo used to having a warm climate through out the year,that its difficult to adjust to cold climate,when we go holidaying......And I once went to North India with my family,to see and feel the snow,but it was so cold and we didn't enjoy it at all,and now even seeing snow on TV sends shivers up my spine.....
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• China
6 Dec 08
Hello again, Rose. I can understand you when you mention this. I got to know this from my foreign colleagues who work together with me. My two colleagues from the Philippines and Kenya found it so cold in winter and had to buy very warm coats to keep them warm as they come from hot countries. I am not sure whether I will be able to get adjusted to the hot weather in hot countries as well.
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@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
5 Dec 08
That's so cold there! here we do not get much cold and this time winter is taking longer to come. Courtesy: global warming. But it's kind of true that, we sleep bit earlier than usual during winters. Specially people in rural areas wind up quite early for the chill is more there. Having said this, with the changing lifestyle, with more and more people working till late hours at night have to stay outside as a part of their job profile. It must be quite late there. Why are you still awake William? Go and have a nice warm sleep.
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• China
5 Dec 08
Good evening, mimpi. It is right now in my area 22:16pm. I am staying in my office with the air-conditioner on, but once I step outside the office, it is freezing. I feel my legs so cold outside the office. I planned to leave earlier for my apartment, but my colleague in the next-door office has asked me to leave at 22:30pm. I have promised and will stay till then. What is lucky is it is only about five minutes' walk before I can get to my apartment. I will be leaving the office soon for my night's sleep. I am glad that I don't have to work tomorrow as I will have four days off after working for twelve days straight. I will try to get up late tomorrow. So what is your time there, mimpi? I hope that you stay warm in winter. Take care.
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@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
6 Dec 08
Hi William Hope you had a nice warm sleep. It's 11-30 Am here right NOW and I am working. So you are off for 4 days! Great! Any plans? Hopefully you will stay at home with all the chill outside. How's the little one doing? Hugs to him.
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• China
6 Dec 08
Good afternoon, mimpi. The little bug is doing well. hehe. Right now it is 14:48p.m. So you are three hours behind. I guess that you are going to have your lunch soon. Have a good lunch, mimpi.
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
17 Dec 08
[i]Hello williamjisir, Yes, I do tend to sleep early when the weather is cold. It looks like you are in a really cold place. I live in the mountain and the coldest we have is about 6-10deg Centigrade. Yesterday, the temperature when to about 10degC and it is already cold. You go to bed early and you tend to wake late. It is really hard to wake up early in the morning too, when everything is cold around you and your bed is the only one warm place to be at. Anyway, it is still good we still have cold weather. With all the talk of global warming, it is a relief to see the cold morning and evening coming in. Regards. [/i]
• China
18 Dec 08
Hello Robert. So it is a nice place you live at. I love mountain areas for the air there is fresher than that in the city. Enjoy yourself, friend.
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• Philippines
18 Dec 08
[i]Yes, you are right about that. The weather is pleasant all year round, but it tend to rain a lot here than in the lowland. Regards. [/i]
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• China
21 Dec 08
I hope that the rain does not cause flood. Every summer in about late June and early July, there is sometimes flood in parts of our place because of having too much rain from the mountain areas. Take care, Robert.
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• India
5 Dec 08
I love curling up in bed with two blankets over me when it is raining or very cold outside. Don't you think that is really wonderful...sleeping warm and snug when it is pouring outside? Minus three sounds really cold! It is never that cold where I live. I guess you would call our winter as summer. Cheers and happy mylotting
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• China
6 Dec 08
Hello dear friend. Exactly. I do feel so good sleeping warm and snug when it's cold and pouring outside. So you are located in the southern hemisphere or tropical region? Thank you so much for your response, friend.
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• India
7 Dec 08
I live in India, william! Have you been here? :) Cheers and happy mylotting
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• China
8 Dec 08
I have never been abroad yet, friend. But anyway I am glad to know that we are neighbors to each other. Cheers.
• China
7 Dec 08
well, for some reasons, i can not sleep earlier in the evening, although I'd like to go to bed as early as I can. I always sleep late at night,12:00p.m.~1:00a.m. is my time to sleep always. but in the morning, i would rather staying in the bed rather than get up. it is rather a sad cold out, and i always keep in bed for 40mins, although i have awarken already hopt it can get warmer as soon as possible have a good day!
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• China
7 Dec 08
Yeah, just these two mornings, I did not get up as early as I used to because I don't have to go to work and it is my days off. I love it when I can get up late. Take care, quitnstessa.
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• China
8 Dec 08
thanks, and take care, to you a nice day! my chinese fellow.
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@SHAMRACK (8525)
• India
27 Dec 08
Dear friend, Most of time I sleep because of triedness and during cold in winter I do sometimes like on bed without sleeping but trying to sleep, but at times if tired I may get very good sleep. Sometimes I feel as if sleeping in an Air conditioned with air coolers on with high cooling. But this cold too sometimes is harmful if it goes in and stay in my body it makes me much of breathing trouble and cough too.
• China
28 Dec 08
Hello Shamrack. Yeah, in cold winters, I used to have an old neighbor who suffered a lot from breathing. She preferred other warm seasons rather than cold season. Take care and stay warm, friend.
@youless (97623)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Dec 08
It is cold here, too. But it is not as cold as in your side. Today perhaps the lowest temperature is 6 degrees. As you know I have many things to do at night. And I can only squeeze time at night. So I don't want to go to bed even if it's cold now. I hold a hot water bag to keep myself warm:) I love China
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• China
6 Dec 08
Good afternoon, youless. Yeah, I can see that you are a nocturnal youless like my friend wolfie because of your busy work. hehehe. It is good that it is not so cold in Guangzhou as I have here in the small town. It is sunny with blue sky today, but it is cold outside, so I am staying indoors to work for a little while. Stay warm, youless.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
5 Dec 08
I am not sleeping any earlier because of the weather but rather because the sun goes down so much earlier. I know that is because it is winter but it isn't because it is cold outside, for me anyways. Even though I seem to go to bed earlier these days, I don't think I am getting more sleep. I am a terrible sleeper and I wake every hour, never fails. Then it takes me a while to fall back to sleep so I never feel rested in the mornings. Then on those really bad nights where I barely sleep at all, I end up going to bed early the next day and might sleep a little more, but not much. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Have a good mylotting day, Chris
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• China
6 Dec 08
Hello chrislotz. So you don't have a smooth sleep at night. But have you ever tried some other ways that might help you to have a good sleep? My mom has the same case with a broken sleep at night. My mom falls asleep while watching TV during the day, but if we turn it off, she awakes easily. I hope that my mom sleeps well at night with the same good wish to you as well. Have a happy mylotting day, chrislotz.
• United States
5 Dec 08
that is cold where you are , i think hte coldest it has ever gotten her is like 20 and that was during an ice storm we had a few years back..but when it gets cold i like to sleeo in and enjoy mt warm bed and cuddling with my hubby, now if it is deer season i like t ge up and get bundled up and head out to the woods or at night build a fire and set out there and have a good time with friends. but I HATE THE COLD .....and where ever you may be i dontthink i could mae it there in those temps....lol....have a good day and keep warm
• China
6 Dec 08
Hello mandytaylor. Yeah, it is cold here and I am wearing more layers of clothes today to keep warm. I am glad to know that you have nice weather there. Enjoy yourself, friend.
• United States
5 Dec 08
I don't think that you sleep earlier when it is cold for a few reasons. One is that no matter what I feel that I go to bed around the same time unless something out of the ordinary happens. Plus, I sometimes stay up later in the winter because of the snow and cold weather. I don't know why, but for some reason I do.
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• China
6 Dec 08
Hello corey. Yeah, sometimes it is for some reason that I sleep either early or late as well. Take care, friend.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
5 Dec 08
Thankfully we don't have the low temperatures you are experiencing here in the UK, so for me that is comfortable, because I am a nocturnal person anyhow I still go to bed at the same time all year through, between 12am and 1am in the morning is the time I go to bed come Winter or Summer, I do find getting up in the winter is more of a problem, mind you I am just not a morning person full stop! Hope you are well my friend!
• China
6 Dec 08
Good afternoon, wolfie. I usually sleep as late as ten thirty or eleven at night because I have to get up early for my next day's work. If I do not sleep well the previous night, I will be lack of energy and won't be effective in my work. But when this cold winter is approaching, I feel like going to bed earlier. Take care, wolfie.
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@AmbiePam (51023)
• United States
5 Dec 08
Yes, me too, William. I think I go to bed at least two hours earlier than I normally do in summer or spring. It is appreciated though, because I often have trouble falling asleep. Winter seems to make me more vulnerable to sleep which isn't bad for me. Last night it was 18 degrees Fahrenheit, and I was alseep earlier than I had been in ages.
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• China
6 Dec 08
Good morning, AmbiePam. Winter makes me more vulnerable to sleep, which is true indeed. So you have colder weather than I have. I am glad that the sun is out today and I can still feel the warmth from the sun sitting next to the window of the room. But it is cold outside. Stay warm, friend.
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@wanted123 (121)
• India
5 Dec 08
To enjoy winter what i do is sleep early and waken up early in the chill cold and would run and getting heat ur body like that and feeling thee cold is one type of feeling you get during cold and i love to do that everyday and i wont forget this type of incidence when i become big because life is shortest enjoy till u die and do the funniest thoing also even it is shame and get busy when u are at the age of 25 bcz of work u cant enjoy that times so my opinion enjoy when u are a teenager
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• China
6 Dec 08
Good morning, wanted123. I love the saying that early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, happy and wise. I usually get up early on my weekdays, but I prefer to get up late when I don't have to go to work to enjoy more of sleep. Have a good day, dear friend.
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