What time do you get up?

I usually get up at 6 weekdays and 8:30 weekends.

I try for as late as I can get away with. My body doesn’t seem to like letting me sleep past 10:30.

I usually wake up no later than 6:30am whether I want to or not. I guess I’m just a morning person, as much as I hate to admit it.

It’s really strange these days because I only have to be at work at 8:30 and it’s about a 20 minute commute. Grooming only takes so long - after that it’s generally sitting in a coffee shop doing crossword puzzles.

My alarm goes off at 7:30, at which time I get out of bed and shower, dress, go to work. But I should be waking up any minute now.

When my 22 pound kitty starts walking on my chest and head. Lately this has been around 5 frickin 30.

Got to be at work by 07:30 which means I need to leave the house by 07:00 if I’m gonna make the 20 minute walk in time. So I set the first alarm for 06:00 and end up oozing out of bed around 06:30.

Get off at 16:30, home by 16:50, eat din-din around 18:00, get ready for bed around 21:30, get into bed at 22:00, watch the news until I fall asleep somewhere around 22:30.

Between 8 and 9. I’m a grad student, so no one actually cares when I come in. However, I still have to work a certain number of hours (since I want to actually graduate), so if I sleep in, I end up going to bed later, and then sleep in more, and eventually I’m nocturnal, like a hamster. I try to avoid that.

On work days, my alarm goes off at 5AM, and I lie there listening to the first 10 minutes of Morning Edition before dragging my sorry carcass to the shower. Weekends, I still wake up early, but if I don’t hear the doggies fussing to get out, I roll over and doze till 7 or so…

Usually about 04.30. Every day except the weekend. then I let myself sleep in until 06.30. Up, running and weights at 04.30 in the cold. Doesn’t that sound good? No? You’re right, it sucks major donkey balls. I am, however, going to live forever,as I cannot now be killed by conventional weapons.

It gives me time to think when yahoos aren’t around, though, and sunrises are usually pretty.
Plus, I get some weird satisfaction being awake before 75% of the population.

5:00 a.m. or before on week days and usually around 6:30 - 7:00 on weekends.

On school days, usually around 6:20am
On non-school days, generally anywhere from 7-10am, with some exceptions

My life changes from month to month, but my alarm generally goes off 1 1/2 hours before I have to be somewhere. (This figure came about via extensive trial and error.) Right now, on the relatively benevolent psychiatry, I have to be there around 8:00, so the alarm goes off at 6:30.

When I was on surgery back in the fall, my patients had to be seen and my notes written before rounds–at 6:00. The alarm was going off at 3:30. The patients, incidentally, were not happy to be awakened by some damn medical student at 5:00 AM on the day after their surgery. (The notes were not exactly top-notch, either–usually some variation on “looks good from door”.)

Left to my own devices, I almost always get up between 9 and 10.

Dr. J

During the week, I’m up at 4:30 so I can drink coffee, do the whole grooming thing, walk to the train station, and be at work by 7:00.

Weekends, I’m usually up by 6:00 or 6:30. My body doesn’t sleep any later anymore. I guess I’m used to it. Although it sucks when you realize that you can’t stay up until 2 or 3 in the morning both weekend nights anymore, because it will screw up your sleep patterns for the first 2 days of the week. sigh

Fortunately I only work a few blocks from home so the commute time is nearly zilch.

I pull awake between 6 and 6:30 a.m. and hate it every blinkin’ day. (I’m a natural night owl forced into a daytime pattern. It sucks.)

It still takes every minute to take the dog out, exercise, get my eyes open, stop cussing, stagger into the shower and somehow face that godawful daylight out there. It’s never gotten easier and that’s a fact. Within a few hours my brain is actually working. Just don’t show me food until at least 10 a.m. and don’t, if you value you’re life, ever invite me to a “breakfast meeting”. ::shudders::


4:15. 45 minutes to do a bit of stretching, a tiny bit of exercise (enough to wake up, not enough to count as exercise), check my e-mail etc. At 5:00 Shower, grab a cuppa java and out the door by 5:25 to get to work at 5:45.

Unless I have to work the earlier shift. Then I have to get up early! :wink:

Saturdays, I try to sleep in but that ol’ biological clock wakes me up right on the button.

Overall, I prefer the early shift. Most days I’m off work by 2:30 and have the rest of the afternoon/evening to enjoy myself.


my alarm sounds at 4:21 a.m., i hit the dang snooze button (remember we learned its nine minutes long right here in these pages…) and end up getting out of bed at 4:30 a.m. i then take a shower, shave, check my reflection - if it’s still there, i leave for work. i only have a ten minute walk to work (i reside in a camp in the far north), but i like to get to my office early so i can check the brilliant repartee here and then i do the cnn crossword and i’m good to go for the day.

In bed at 9 p.m. usually. Up weekdays at 4 a.m. On the weekends I “sleep in” until 5 a.m. or so.

Alarm is set for 6 am so I can leave the house by 7 for work. However, for some time I have been waking up at 5 am. Good time for a cup of tea and the on-line newspapers (now if that isn’t an oxymoron).
Unfortunately, I end up getting up at 5 on Saturday and Sunday (my days off) also.

I wake up around 11 every week day and wake up around 2 or 3 pm on the weekend. I know that sounds really bad but during the week I don’t get to bed before 5am and on the weekends about 3-4am so it’s not like I sleep all day (well some of the time)

For about the last 20 years or so I get up at 5:30am weekdays, 7:30 am weekends, or maybe late as 9 or 10 (if I went to a casino or topless bar the night before).

When I was younger, I worked a 3pm to midnight shift, and could sleep as late as I wanted. Strangely, I found that getting up late (maybe getting too much sleep) made me irritable. Or maybe it was lack of sex…