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kircubbin2000 Thu 21-Nov-19 08:59:10

For the last month I haven't been well so my usual routine of going for a swim between 8 to 9 has been cancelled. It's quite nice to be able to stay in bed until after 9 and I have been spending the mornings reading the paper and watching tv. It will be hard to get back into my old routine.

silverlining48 Thu 21-Nov-19 09:01:19

I am Still in bed having breakfast. Havnt been up before 9 and often later, for weeks now. I tell myself it’s winter and I am retired.

craftyone Thu 21-Nov-19 09:05:25

by 6am, up and energetic but the opposite by 9pm

Yehbutnobut Thu 21-Nov-19 09:08:16

I’m awake by 6.30am but go back to bed with a cup of tea until after 9.00am these days, in this dreich weather.

Hetty58 Thu 21-Nov-19 09:09:22

I just wish I could have a lie in sometimes. I'm always up and about by 6.30 am, although I've been retired for years. In fact, I knew that I must be coming down with a cold when I actually slept until 8 am!

Marydoll Thu 21-Nov-19 09:13:49

I'm up at 6.30am, take my first lot of medication, potter about, browse GN and forget the time.grin

crazyH Thu 21-Nov-19 09:15:24

Just up, used the loo, back in bed on my iPad .

tanith Thu 21-Nov-19 09:20:26

I’m awake by 6 usually make a cuppa and watch the news in bed but I’m in the shower by 7:30 I’ve never been good with lying in bed.

jura2 Thu 21-Nov-19 09:23:01

late to bed, late to rise. We always watch 10 0'clock News- which are at 11 here - and often Newsnight afterwards.

Alarm goes at 8.15- OH gets up about 8.30 and brings me my cup of tea ... so I get up about 8.45 (ish)

Whitewavemark2 Thu 21-Nov-19 09:26:52

About 6am but knackered by 9pm

kittylester Thu 21-Nov-19 09:28:41

We always wake around 6 - years of alarms at 5.45. One of us makes tea and we have a couple of mugs in bed planning the day, watching the news and on our phone. Usually actually get up about 7.30 but it could be 9.30!

Alima Thu 21-Nov-19 09:33:23

Heavens, I envy those of you able to sleep! Definitely regard 6.00 as a lie in. Lately my waking time is around 4 am. Recently discovered accidentally that Piriton tablets make me sleep till around 6.

Buttonjugs Thu 21-Nov-19 09:36:07

My youngest son has ASD and the only way to get him to exercise is to take him swimming. I work part time and he prefers being at the pool by 7am for lane swimming. I get up at 6 most days and actually quite like it.

Gonegirl Thu 21-Nov-19 09:37:22

Anytime between 8.30 and 10 past 9. I like my bed. Would hate to get up really early. Too grey and cold.

Teetime Thu 21-Nov-19 09:41:13

We are similar awake about 6, cup of green tea, reading, messages, Classic FM on radio etc usually get up about 8 am unless something more exciting is happening.{grin]

Bathsheba Thu 21-Nov-19 09:42:32

Depends what sort of night I've had. Often up around 6.30-7.00, but if I've had a bad night then I turn over and go back to sleep till 8.30 ish.

silverlining48 Thu 21-Nov-19 09:46:39

I am still in bed but feeling

annsixty Thu 21-Nov-19 09:51:26

After years of being up early and for some time having to get my H ready for the carers I now stay in bed as long as I like, it can be any time between 8:30/9:30 and I no longer feel guilty.
This morning it was 7 as my cleaner comes every two weeks and gets to me at 7:45.

FlexibleFriend Thu 21-Nov-19 09:52:44

I set my alarm for 9am and get up straight away, laying in longer really isn't fair on the dogs. That said I usually go to bed around 11pm.

Gonegirl Thu 21-Nov-19 09:53:02

Yes, it's the daft guilt that spoils it isn't it silverlining48.

Chestnut Thu 21-Nov-19 09:54:53

I've never been one to leave my bed willingly, but since the clocks changed I've been managing to go to bed by 11.30pm and get up at 8am. I was running an hour later before which is too late really. I must have my eight hours. I can't sit in bed eating, drinking, reading or browsing. I'm either asleep or out of bed.

Worthingpatchworker Thu 21-Nov-19 09:56:50

Phew.....thank you for posting this. I worked shifts and hated the early one.
Now I get up when I am ready. When I wasn’t’s be the summer the warmth and sunshine calls to up earlier.
It doesn’t matter. You are retired. You don’t have to....
That is my don’t have to.
Enjoy yourself.

Hetty58 Thu 21-Nov-19 09:57:18

Alima, even I feel that 4 am is a bit too early! Yes, Piriton help (I take them for allergies) but melatonin gummies are even better.

timetogo2016 Thu 21-Nov-19 09:57:44

I get up at 6-45 but wake up between 4 & 5 ARRRGH.

EllieB52 Thu 21-Nov-19 09:58:23

No alarms for me (unless I have to get up early for something specific). My alarm clock is my bladder! If I’m doing a loo trip before 7am I pop back into bed for another hours sleep. Generally though I’m awake around 7.30 to 8 am. Once I’m awake properly I get up and go downstairs in my dg where I spend a leisurely hour (or two) just getting into the day.

My DH on the other hand is up any time after 4.30am. Unlike me he struggles to get back to sleep after toilet trip. At least he doesn’t make a noise to wake me up!