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2014-06-24 07:22:28 AM  
If the sun is up, I'm awake. I could go to sleep at 2, and still wake up when the sun goes through the window. People talk about these wonderful things called naps, but I have no idea what they are.
 
2014-06-24 07:25:28 AM  
There are times when I like to sleep in to about 0600, but mostly I am having a cup of coffee a little after 0500.
Unless the alarm is set to a later time, usually around 0700, then I seem to sleep until it starts making noise.
And when I am awoken by the alarm I seem to be tired.
Glad that I don't have to use the alarm since I retired, at least not that much anyway.
 
2014-06-24 07:27:02 AM  
I was also that person in college who took his classes between the hours of 6:30am and Noon, and was done for the rest of the day.

/had to deal with less people that way
 
2014-06-24 07:30:29 AM  
I  wake up every damn morning at 2 am.  Because I have to pee.      EVERY DAMN MORNING!   I don't care if I go to to bed at 8pm or 11pm I wake up at 2.     And then finally dose off at about 3.   Which would be fine if I wasn't in a dead sleep when the alarm goes off at 430.     Damn you bladder!!
 
2014-06-24 07:33:00 AM  
Any tips for making morning people less goddamn smug?
 
2014-06-24 07:33:47 AM  
Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them.
-Poe

Usually up by 3:30. Gotta make the donuts.
 
2014-06-24 07:38:18 AM  

tartcake: I  wake up every damn morning at 2 am.  Because I have to pee.      EVERY DAMN MORNING!   I don't care if I go to to bed at 8pm or 11pm I wake up at 2.     And then finally dose off at about 3.   Which would be fine if I wasn't in a dead sleep when the alarm goes off at 430.     Damn you bladder!!


You might want to get that checked out.  Of course the article ignores people working overnight.  I recently went to a new schedule for a technically new position with the same official title, so I still haven't figured out when to go to sleep or wake up, and I don't care, on the weekends I'm going to be more a less a day person because that's natural.

/ Really hates working nights, but it's full time.
// Also screwed up an opportunity for a $20/hr job.
 
2014-06-24 07:38:39 AM  
For me to become a morning person I had to get into a car accident. After that I had insomnia and when I did sleep I had nightmares for years. Now I get to bed 10-11 and wake up at 4-5 and leave for work at 8. I dont drink coffee but damn some of the people I work with really suck it down.
 
2014-06-24 07:38:40 AM  
I prefer waking up with a rock-hard erection at 530, making use of it for fifteen minutes, then basking in the morning sunrise for fifteen more minutes until the alarm goes off at 6.
 
2014-06-24 07:41:26 AM  

jtown: AverageAmericanGuy: The biggest hurdle is just getting out of bed.

What I like to do is get out of bed, splash some cold water on my face to freshen up, then wake everyone up with a big smile and rousing tickle attack. Then I turn on the TV and do some stretches before sitting down to a hearty breakfast.

It helps to fake being happy and energetic. Eventually it becomes habit and not fake anymore.

It's awesome. And you're awesome, if you're awake!

Nothing defeats the tickle monster like a hearty morning fart.  Learned that early in life and it became a habit.


In my family, a simple fart is not enough. You could let out the most rancid, loudest fart in my mother's kitchen, and my family would see it as a challenge.

No, the best way to defeat the Tickle Monster is to shiat the bed.
 
2014-06-24 07:49:31 AM  
I can remember waking at 4AM, back when I was a little child - 55 some years ago.  I still wake up before 5 every day.  I can stay up till 2 drinking heavily and still wake up at 5.

It used to be OK, I could get more done before 8AM than most people would in a whole day.  Now, I'm (marginally) old and don't have the desire to be productive.

I wish I could sleep, but once the brain goes off, it's all over but the crying - no sleep for me!
 
2014-06-24 07:53:33 AM  
Yes, because history is just overflowing with designers, inventors, artists, writers, theorists, architects, etc who were morning people....

YOU ARE THE PROBLEM, NOT THE SOLUTION! The world is advanced forward by night owls, morning people do the mindless grunt work.
 
2014-06-24 07:54:22 AM  
The moment I see that something eliminates "bad toxins in the body," I stop caring about the point that is being made, even if I know what they're talking about.

/I was turned into a morning person by getting a job that requires I get up at 6:30.
 
2014-06-24 08:03:12 AM  

GenePoolinWV: I can stay up till 2 drinking heavily and still wake up at 5.


Alcohol messes with your sleep cycle. About the worst thing you can do if you have insomnia is to drink. Oh, it'll put you to sleep, but then you'll get up again in 5 hours.
 
2014-06-24 08:04:14 AM  

Destructor: GenePoolinWV: I can stay up till 2 drinking heavily and still wake up at 5.

Alcohol messes with your sleep cycle. About the worst thing you can do if you have insomnia is to drink. Oh, it'll put you to sleep, but then you'll get up again in 5 hours.


And do that for 5 years, and your skin will look like it's aged 15.
 
2014-06-24 08:08:54 AM  
Sure, just go to sleep, it's easy.  The author is brilliant, he/she should give seminars.
 
2014-06-24 08:10:14 AM  

Bungles: And do that for 5 years, and your skin will look like it's aged 15.


Drinking heavily for 5 years, that'll be the least of your problems... :-(
 
2014-06-24 08:11:29 AM  
I'd rather
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-24 08:12:17 AM  

doglover: August11: I go to bed at 8pm and wake up at 3:58am most mornings, though my alarm is set for 4am.


What horrible things did you do to get that schedule?


Hah, I have coincidentally that exact same sleep schedule. However only because I have a shiatty job where my hours are 6-2:30.

/you get used to it
//getting off that early kicks ass
 
2014-06-24 08:13:49 AM  

August11: Most people, though, who are against getting up before sunrise have never tried it.


Oh, I've tried. I love sunrises. They're the perfect time to go to bed after staying up all night.

Diurnal I ain't.
 
2014-06-24 08:16:12 AM  
Best type my ..SCREW YOU SHUT UP IM TRYING TO SLEEP....damn kids on the lawn ...yawn ...sleepy now.
 
2014-06-24 08:16:55 AM  

Destructor: Bungles: And do that for 5 years, and your skin will look like it's aged 15.

Drinking heavily for 5 years, that'll be the least of your problems... :-(


Depends if you rank "getting laid" over "dying of liver cancer".

I DO!
 
2014-06-24 08:30:58 AM  
I love the early morning for so many reasons...

I have seen things you people would not believe.

Coyotes silently prowling through underbrush. Ground fog dipped in moonlight slowly pouring through dew drenched fields. A world fallen silent, currently free of restlessness and at peace. And then all those moments are slowly lost with the first hint of morning light and the gentle chirping of a solitary bird... joined moments later by a choir of his friends saluting the hint of dawn and the start of a promise; that of a new, fresh, day.

Time to live.
 
2014-06-24 08:33:39 AM  
Why should I become a morning person?
 
2014-06-24 08:35:41 AM  

In the perfect world we would all be morning people.


niketalk.com


That would make for the worst astronomers ever.
 
2014-06-24 08:39:14 AM  
All you morning people go kill yourselves. Right now. I'll wait...

My natural body clock is set to a 25.5 hour day, meaning it's sheer hell maintaining any sort of a regular schedule at any time of the day or night. But I do my best work in the hours before sleep comes.
 
2014-06-24 08:45:09 AM  

Rhino_man: Any tips for making morning people less goddamn smug?


Keep them up 'til 3 AM.
 
2014-06-24 08:47:58 AM  
I work 11a to 7p. Usually in bed around midnight, up at 8. On the rare occasions I work 1st shift (7a to 3p) I have no problem getting up early, but am wiped out when I get home at 4, mainly because I find it impossible to go to bed at 9pm in order to get 8 hours of sleep. I just crash for a couple hours in the late afternoon.
 
2014-06-24 08:50:46 AM  

postnobills: All you morning people go kill yourselves. Right now. I'll wait...


On it. I figure another 10-50 years should do it.

Bungles: Depends if you rank "getting laid" over "dying of liver cancer".

I DO!


Hmm. I see. Well, you have made a compelling argument.

Sir, I salute you. Carry on.
 
2014-06-24 09:10:12 AM  
I don't believe in this thing called "morning person".  I don't think there really is such a thing.  This, even though I happen to be what most people would call a "morning person"

Now don't go thinking I'm being silly.

I used to be a night person.  Like to the point where I would be awake until 4:00AM for no other reason than I didn't feel like sleeping.  I would either be playing a game or working on a project (I can't work when there are distractions).

But somewhere along the line, it switched over to where I get up at like 5:30AM every day now.  So now I do all my project work then (when there are no distractions).  This happens every day.  I haven't used an alarm clock in years.

Someday things may switch back the other way, when I stay up late again.  But for now, I'm an early riser, and have no problem with it.  I wake up, I get some coffee, I get to work...
 
2014-06-24 09:12:59 AM  

Destructor: postnobills: All you morning people go kill yourselves. Right now. I'll wait...

On it. I figure another 10-50 years should do it.

Bungles: Depends if you rank "getting laid" over "dying of liver cancer".

I DO!

Hmm. I see. Well, you have made a compelling argument.

Sir, I salute you. Carry on.


It's not totally outrageous, if you think about it.

Look at cigarette warning advertising. The ads for easily relatable  "increases wrinkles" and "smells" have been shown to have a much higher attitude adjustment impact than the ones that talk about distant abstract things like "lung cancer" and "emphysema".

We are creatures of vanity.
 
2014-06-24 09:21:04 AM  

Bungles: It's not totally outrageous, if you think about it


No, really, I'm serious. You're right. :-)

Bungles: We are creatures of vanity.


There is no denying it. However, it is worth trying to overcome it.
 
2014-06-24 09:24:34 AM  

CowardlyLion: Rhino_man: Any tips for making morning people less goddamn smug?

Keep them up 'til 3 AM.


Naw. 2100 is enough. They really get all pouty and moody and really act like toddlers who haven't had their bath and evening bottle. I actually find it cute, especially when it's one of those "I must be cold and distant" type persons... I LMFAO and either excuse myself (if at a social function) or send 'em home (if at work) so they can put on their jammies and go to bed. The smug act is really a 3-year-old dressing up in grown-up clothes and wanting to act all serious ^_^
 
2014-06-24 09:30:53 AM  
I have non-24-hour-sleep-wake disorder, so I am the alpha and omega of night and morning people.
 
2014-06-24 09:43:18 AM  

doglover: August11: I go to bed at 8pm and wake up at 3:58am most mornings, though my alarm is set for 4am.


What horrible things did you do to get that schedule?


it's a great schedule. I usually go to bed between 8 and 10 and get up between 4-4:30. I can watch anything I want on TV, drink as much coffee (and get as much bathroom time) as I want, make myself a nice breakfast, or go for a walk for exercise with absolutely no one bothering me. I farking love it.
 
2014-06-24 09:49:47 AM  

8tReAsUrEz: Naw. 2100 is enough. They really get all pouty and moody and really act like toddlers who haven't had their bath and evening bottle. I actually find it cute, especially when it's one of those "I must be cold and distant" type persons... I LMFAO and either excuse myself (if at a social function) or send 'em home (if at work) so they can put on their jammies and go to bed. The smug act is really a 3-year-old dressing up in grown-up clothes and wanting to act all serious ^_^


Yeah...it's their smug act...lmao
 
2014-06-24 09:52:06 AM  

Beerguy:


That bear is enjoying its coke.
 
2014-06-24 09:57:39 AM  
Get that sleep cycle app.  I use it. Pretty good.  Wakes me up at some point other than deep REM.  Makes me less stabby in the morning.
 
2014-06-24 10:02:14 AM  
Most people I know who describe themselves as "morning types" are annoying as heck.
 
2014-06-24 10:02:42 AM  

Gunther: lindseyp: Currently my alarm is set for 6:30 but I'm always awake before it.  5am is easily doable

I hate you. I just wanted you to know that.

lindseyp: I think part of the reason is I never have light-blocking curtans, so when the sun wakes up it's bright as anything.

My bedroom window looks out onto what might be the last remaining video rental store in the world, which has dealt with the internet making its business model obsolete by covering itself in extremely bright neon signs that stay lit 24/7. Blackout curtains are a sad necessity and they mean I'm always in a deep sleep when my alarm sounds, making me miserable for the first couple hours of every day.


My bedside lamp is on a timer; it comes on about 4:45, and then the clock radio comes on at 5:00 (and I get up at 5:10, so I can leave at 6:05 to catch the bus). If it's dark when I wake up...see ya, I am going back to sleep.

I am not a morning person but have learned to fake it.
 
2014-06-24 10:05:48 AM  
I am not a morning person and never have been, but in February I started a new job. Our days start at 6:30am, which means my alarm goes off at 5:30.

Strangely, I find that if I'm not waking up naturally anyway, there isn't a huge difference between 5:30 and 7.

It helps that I don't need to be fully awake or engaged to do my job.
 
2014-06-24 10:07:44 AM  

47 is the new 42: You might want to get that checked out.  Of course the article ignores people working overnight.  I recently went to a new schedule for a technically new position with the same official title, so I still haven't figured out when to go to sleep or wake up, and I don't care, on the weekends I'm going to be more a less a day person because that's natural.

/ Really hates working nights, but it's full time.
// Also screwed up an opportunity for a $20/hr job.



I know why (Interstitial Cystitis)    but it doesn't make it any less annoying.
 
2014-06-24 10:13:07 AM  

Nogale: Most people I know who describe themselves as "morning types" are annoying as heck.


Hey, I am not. I'm quiet. I'm just AWAKE.

Woke up this morning at 5:30, after going to sleep at 12. Ugh. Don't have a job either. Damn these long days. My body can tell.
 
2014-06-24 10:41:37 AM  

8tReAsUrEz: I woke up at 0540 for most of my young life. Had insomnia for most of my life (childhood included). Never achieved anything productive before 1500 and actually got almost fired twice for errors made at exactly 0900.

fark MORNINGS. fark THEM IN THE ARSE. WITH A SPLINTERED BROOM. THEY ARE THE SPAWN OF SATAN.

I no longer have insomnia. I no longer have apnea (which it turned out I had, and that got beaten with a nice Darth Vader machine which makes me laugh my arse off every night), I work out semi-regularly, and I still don't get any ideas, write anything resembling the King's English, or have my troubleshooting wits around until after midday. I'll happily be the one relieving your poor tired morning butts at 2000 when you go all foggy and sleepy and cute like babies rubbing their eyes (awww) and go on until you come in all refreshed to find the fort held and the cats herded.

I love night shifts, night driving and night flying, I was proudly born into tribe Nosferatu and a son of darkness shall I remain.


I wake up at noon on free sleep days/weeks.  The best jobs I've ever had were swing/night shift.  I spent 2 years as a forklift operator, took 1 sick day the entire time.  Spent 4 years as a bouncer/bartender/manager, not 1 sick day.

I've worked 15 years as a software developer in an office.  I run out of sick days every year, most of them taken half day at a time to recover from lack of sleep.  Sleeping isn't an issue.  Falling asleep is.  It's not unusal for me to go to bed and lie awake for 5+ hrs trying to sleep.  I've been to several somnologists and they've all diagnosed me with the same thing: inorganic circadian rhythm.  My body cycle isn't in synch with the sun and isn't on a 24hr loop.  It's like an irregular menstrual cycle.  1 day it can be 24hrs, the next it will be 33hrs, then 40hrs, then 9hrs, etc...  Working nightshift helps because without the sun, the body is less able to tell what portion of the cycle it should be in.

/Also have hypothyroidosis/Hashimoto's (broken body clock is a common side effect)
 
2014-06-24 10:53:55 AM  
Conspicuously absent from this list is ditch the caffeine.

I used to be a "night person" when I was addicted to caffeine.  My alarm would go off, I'd be tired and groggy, and I'd need that jolt of caffeine to fully wake up.

I got tired of living like that, so I stopped using caffeine.  Now, I am a "morning person".  I no longer need an alarm clock, and when I wake up, I'm refreshed and wide awake right away.  I do try to abide by some of TFA's other recommendations, like going to bed when one is tired, and trying to keep a more regular bedtime, even on weekends.
 
2014-06-24 11:13:38 AM  

Beerguy: [www.missfitnesslife.com image 625x414]


This pic accurately sums me up in all my interactions before 10am.

A friend of mine once rang my doorbell at 4am. I answered the door with my eyes still screwed shut, and wielding a baseball bat.

/The baseball bat had nothing to do with the neighborhood. I just don't like being woken up....
 
2014-06-24 11:16:23 AM  
I used to be a Technical Director for a local morning news show.  My shift was 1:30am - 10:30am... That's right... I was AT work at 1:30am.

God I don't miss that shift.
 
2014-06-24 11:54:45 AM  
I prefer to stay up until 3~4 in the morning and sleep until noon, but my job does not allow for that.
 
2014-06-24 12:04:50 PM  

Munchkin City Coroner: [i218.photobucket.com image 522x392]


That made me laugh out loud.
 
2014-06-24 12:10:01 PM  
Most morning people are creatures of habit, so they're remarkably easy to assassinate.
 
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