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Sleeping late

Friday, March 01, 2013

Since I'm retired now I can go to bed late and get up late if I want or I can go to bed early and get up early. It is my choice now. In my working days, I always had to get up extra early just to get things around the house done before heading to work. But never seemed to get into bed before 10:30 during that time of my life. I was so used to getting by on 7 or less hours of sleep per night which I know was not good for me. It took me some time to adjust to sleeping properly when I retired. Hubby was the same way. I was retired a couple of years before him and when he retired, he was getting up early and going to bed at the same time. Finally I told him...hey you are retired and can sleep in the mornings if you want. So now if we go to bed too late or I read until 11 pm then I make sure I sleep late in the morning. And this winter I've been getting between 8-9hours sleep now. Once the weather turns hot, I will have to get up early to beat the heat of the day. So usually I don't sleep as long in the summer months. Also think it has to do with less light in the winter and more in the summer. I just do not sleep with any lights even appliance lights so I have learned to sleep with a sleep mask now. But as the little owl says you will regret it if you stay up late and have to get up early.

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BABYTUXXY 3/2/2013 1:40PM

    You are truly blessed to be able to sleep like that!

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MOSTMOM1 3/2/2013 11:03AM

    That little owl is SO right. I often forget it and am tempted to stay up later than I should, just goofing off. I need to remember this lil owl dude and go to bed!

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MORETA63 3/2/2013 9:42AM

    So very true, Barbara. In fact, I'm going to bed right now!!! Maybe I'll even sleep until 5 this afternoon.

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    YAY for good sleep...and lots of it, Barbara! Too bad more people don't see the value in sleep. I love my sleep!!


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MHNGJR 3/2/2013 4:27AM

    Loved this post. Sleep is the one goal that I haven't been able to get a handle on. I know I need more than the 6-61/2 hours I get but that getting in bed early is so hard.
Thanks for sharing emoticon

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READYBETTY 3/1/2013 9:55PM

    Getting at least 7 hours of sleep is something I'm going to work on in March.

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MAZACK 3/1/2013 9:28PM

    I'm mostly retired and I still don't sleep enough most night. Sometimes when I get up wide awake at night I can go back to sleep about the time I want to get up. I can't go sleep in total darkness or total silence. Sometimes I can't sleep because I am in pain.

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    I can't wait until I retire so I can have that luxury...

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GLORIAMAJDI 3/1/2013 5:39PM

    I definitely don't get enough sleep and I am working on that. The owl knows what he is talking about!

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GEMLADYONE 3/1/2013 5:33PM

    Amen sister! I truly hate when I don't get enough sleep. Unfortunately when I'm traveling for work, the days are often long and it ends up being a choice between sleep and exercise...and I really want both, yes I do, yes I do!!

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