And 4 a.m. is the new 7 a.m. My dad’s crazy.
09:45 PM here!!
I admit to staying to 1:30 AM, East Coast USA time, that’s when GoComics starts posting their strips.
I wish it were. My bedtime is between 4 and 6AM, but I’ve only been retired 10 years now.
I can hardly wait in the next 24 years.
Forget about 9 PM …. Just want my 10 to 15 minute power nap in the afternoon :-)
Not for some of those who comment on comics.
I am encouraged by some recent research into the actually basis of our circadian rhythms. My wife and I are seriously out of sync.
7:45 pm for me
My pre-bedtime naps start about 10:30 PM.
The game started at 8:20 last night. I like to be asleep at 9:30.
Go to sleep when I’m tired, wake up when I’ve had enough. If needed, catch a nap in between. Some days that gets me out of synch with the rest of the world.
My nap time comes between 7:00 and 9:00 PM , depending on the attention holding of the TV program. I go to bed at 9:00 PM or whenever I wake from my nap.
I’m a night owl. The new 4 am is now 1 am.
As a child and teenager, I was extremely good at getting up just in time to make it to school by second bell. In college, I made sure not to schedule classes before 10 am (why does the math department insist on holding classes at 730 am?). All through my working career, I stayed up past midnight to get house and school work done and got up just in time to get the kids ready for school and to make it to my job on time (or very close to it). As soon as I retired, I started automatically waking up before sunrise and I enjoy it—great to watch the colors in the sky and having a quiet time all to myself. Gets me in a good mood to check the news and GoComics over coffee (not necessarily in that order).
I just know that one of these days I’m going to see the name of someone I know in the “Thanks to” box.
I have to get to bed early so that I’ll be ready for the 3 nightly trips to the bathroom.
I still stay up past midnight most nights, though my work hours were (and still are when I go in) afternoon hours. I have always had trouble getting up before the sun rises.
Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly
June 10, 2017