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kywildcatfanone
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
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How to become an early-riser "morning person"


Get up early.


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CAD703X
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
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My grandparents were early risers as well. Some of my best bonding time with my grandmother was when I'd go there in the summer and wake up early while she cooked breakfast for him before he went to work. Once he left, grandma and I would sit at the kitchen table talking while we waited for my brother to wake up. I can still remember the little black & white TV on the counter she'd have on and tuned to Good Morning America with Joan Lunden.


i think this definitely shaped your and my behavior later in life. i was a lazy little suburban shite who would wake up at 8am or later in the summer and going to their house was an eye-opener and made me see how AWESOME mornings were and how good it felt to get a ton of shite accomplished in the early morning.

my grandparents were done with major chores for the day by 9am so we could do whatever we wanted the rest of the time. usually my grandad was on the porch with a slingshot shooting 'jaybirds' trying to take over his martin house loved that man. he did more at 80 years old than i could ever hope for. retirement for him meant nothing more than a shift in where he went each day. busy busy man. he sold knives and ball point pens out of the trunk of his car until the day he died.
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RogerTheShrubber
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
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my grandparents were done with major chores for the day by 9am so we could do whatever we wanted the rest of the time.


One of my grandmothers had a big farm. I would get up at 4 with her and help make breakfast when I was very small. Then go do chores with her. Most were accomplished by 7a-8a. Then off to the ponds for fishing.


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shel311
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
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Been getting up at 4:00-4:30am for 18 years. You just get used to it.
But i don't.

Shit, I don't wake up until 7am, go to bed around 11 so I get a full 8 hours.

I still never get used to it, and I'm tired as shite when I wake up. It's weird cause my body is used to waking up in that my alarm never ever goes off, I wake up on my own around 0645, but I'm still tired and just not at all a morning person who wakes up refreshed immediatley.


Odysseus32
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
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but going to bed 8-9 hours before you need to wake up isn’t going to work for a lot of people.


But that doesn't mean that there isn't validity to the claim.

A lot of folks think that having their kids abstain from fast food isn't going to work because they get fussy and want McDonald's. But it's still shite food that is detrimental to their health if given in excess. Likewise, kids should optimally be around their parents for the bulk of their childhood for emotional stability. For households where both parents work 8-6, this isn't feasible. Doesn't mean that their kid isn't growing up with emotional baggage that eludes kids who have the benefit of a stay at home parent and financial stability.

It's not a judgement one way or another. Everyone does plenty of shite that isn't optimal because we are human, but saying that eating a certain way, or having an optimal sleep schedule isn't feasible for most people doesn't mean his point is without merit.


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Mingo Was His NameO
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Our bodies have natural circadian lows generally between 3-5 pm and 3-5 am. Maximizing these two windows will benefit many people.


You can train your circadian rhythm. If you establish a consistent bed time routine your body will adapt and start releasing sleep hormones when it is used to going to bed and you start to sleep more efficiently through the night as well.

You're right, Romans did sleep in two 4 hour windows and a lot of evidence shows that's how we were designed to sleep. We know that's not really feasible in today's society, but modern evidence also shows if you limit screen time and blue, go to bed and wake at the same time, and sleep in darkness your body can adapt.


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Mingo Was His NameO
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
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Shit, I don't wake up until 7am, go to bed around 11 so I get a full 8 hours.


You're in bed for 8 hours. You probably don't know how much sleep you are getting, specifically REM and SWS, which are critical to your health, unless you are tracking it.


Paul Allen
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
1 hour of deep sleep and 2-3 hours of REM is perfectly healthy


mthorn2
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
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Does it suck for a couple of weeks and then become routine? Do you eventually adjust and become accustomed to it? Also, what time are y'all turning in for the night?


If you are not a morning person like me, it always kind of sucks. Peeling back those covers and putting a foot on the ground is never easy but you become accustomed to it. My alarm goes off at 4:45am and I'm out of bed by 5:00 sometimes 5:10 if I play on my phone first. Always in bed by 10pm. Been doing this 5 days a week for about 1.5 years now and it has actually resolved my old sleeping issues.


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Mad_Mardigan
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
It takes a while to get used to it. First few weeks or so. You just have to decide you're going to do it and not make excuses for yourself.

Some people just like getting up to drink coffee, make breakfast, etc.. Naturally morning people. These folks also seem to go to bed early or at least get in bed early.

My brain hardly shuts off. So I get to bed around 11pm and get up at 4:30-4:45 to get to the gym by 5 am. If I don't get up to exercise then I don't have time otherwise. Kids make the nighttime working out not really an option. I'm not hitting the gym at 9:30 at night.


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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
I was older before my grandpa retired, and he just played golf every morning in his retirement.

Seems my grandma was doing chores around the house most of the day, but doubt she actually was. She did think it was a sin to not run the vacuum cleaner at least once a day, so she vacuumed at least one room every day. She was somehow both a packrat and a clean freak. I still have a shoebox full of newspaper clippings she saved over the years.


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Mingo Was His NameO
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
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1 hour of deep sleep and 2-3 hours of REM is perfectly healthy


Correct, 3 hours of REM is actually very good.


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Loup
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
for 5 years I was in bed by 730 and up by 345. I just recently moved to a different job and sleep from 9 to 5 now. It gets to be habit but I don't care what time you go to bed...you feel like crap waking up before 4 am.


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drexyl
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
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However, for the people that are up at 5:00 AM and out of bed, reading the news, going for a run, working out, and such, how do you do it?
lay out my workout clothes the night before and set my alarm. It helps if you’re meeting some other psycho that’s getting up stupid early

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Does it suck for a couple of weeks and then become routine?
it always sucks but I do it anyway because I wouldn’t ever get a chance to workout otherwise. That’s my time.

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Do you eventually adjust and become accustomed to it?
kindof - the first 15 minutes I just sit on the bath mat outside the shower asking myself “why? Why do you do this? I’m so very tired” then I eventually come to the realization that I might as well get dressed and go to the gym.

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Also, what time are y'all turning in for the night?
around 10pm or so


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AUCE05
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
Always been a night owl. I enjoy the calm. People who get up early claim to like the calm before everyone wakes up, but imagine having that for 8 hours.


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PiscesTiger
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
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become routine


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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
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There's nothing that happens after 9 PM on a Saturday that I value more than sipping coffee on Sunday at 730 AM with my wife, knowing that grocery shopping is done for the week.


You should definitely cross-post this to the "subtle signs you're getting old" thread.


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Grassy1
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
You asked this at almost 10 am.


The early risers are mid day now, not drinkin their coffee contemplating what time to get yp tomorrow.

I get up at 4:30. My work day is done by noon. Enjoy the afternoon, usually in bed by 10 on weekdays. Start early, finish early.

Then again, some people are born late.


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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
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Don’t fight your DNA. Some people are naturally not morning people. There’s nothing wrong with this.
I’m such an arch-Calvinist that I really want to disagree with you but experience has taught me that reality is otherwise.

My whole life I have been able to function well on little or no sleep, I can go to sleep at any moment (within 5-10 minutes), and wake up fast & early as a rule without an alarm* or coffee.

Absolute control of my world of sleep has always come so easily to me that I subconsciously feel like other folks could just try harder and get closer to my level of control.

I realize not everyone can but I still think some folks aren’t giving the mastery of their sleep habits their best effort.

(Like doing things right before trying to go to sleep that are counter to known good sleep practices)

*I set an alarm for an early morning plane reservation. Invariably I awaken about 5 minutes before the alarm is set to go off.


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Pedro
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re: How to become an early-riser "morning person"
I have to be in at work by around 7:45 every weekday and still cant get myself to be a morning person


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