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How are you sleeping?
Topic Started: Aug 8 2018, 03:23 PM (211 Views)
George K
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I know Jon's going to live forever, but I've found that my sleeping habits have changed since I retired, about 2 years ago.

I used to go to bed around 10:30, and more often than not, my alarm would wake me at 5 or 5:30 AM.

Things have changed.

Now, I find myself fading out at about 9:30. I *try* to read, or watch some TV when I hit the sack, but, more often than not, I doze off and Mrs. George wakes me to get me to take my earbuds out and shut down my iPad within half an hour. My 68-year-old prostate may call to me at about 2 or 3 in the morning, but I find myself *still* waking up early. Now, it's about 4:30 or 5. Today, it was 4 AM.

Pisses me off.

The days where I sleep until 6 or 6:30 seem like such a luxury to me now.
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Catseye3
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Lethargy, maybe?
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Jolly
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11P-6A. I do tend to fade out after lunch for an hour or so.

Haven't slept over three hours at a stretch in years.
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George K
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Catseye3
Aug 8 2018, 03:32 PM
Lethargy, maybe?
Of my many faults, that's *really* low on the list.
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Aqua Letifer
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FWIW, my dad did the exact same thing after he retired.

I wake up at 5:30 every morning now. Get about 5-6 hours of sleep on average. Effing hate it.
I cite irreconcilable differences.
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George K
Aug 8 2018, 03:35 PM
Catseye3
Aug 8 2018, 03:32 PM
Lethargy, maybe?
Of my many faults, that's *really* low on the list.

Please don't misunderstand. I didn't mean that as a criticism.

I don't have enough to do that's interesting and absorbing these days. This seems to lead to more sleep than I need or want. Lethargy of non-stimulus.

That's what I meant. You fall asleep earlier than you'd like, and wake up earlier as a result.
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George K
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I didn't take that as a criticism, at all!

I was just commenting to Mrs. George about how retirement has agreed with me so well. I'm busy as I want to be. Every day is Saturday, if I want it to be. I can be lethargic, or not - my choice.

I'm just amazed that I'm sleeping as little (or less!) than I did when I was working.
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Jolly
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The wife dropped in her old employer the other day...He turned 80 and just had a hip replaced recently. He was very happy with how it turned out...With the addition of two new knees and a shoulder, he can now play tennis again!

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Copper
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George K
Aug 8 2018, 03:23 PM

waking up early.

I sleep pretty consistently 7-8 hours going to bed before 11:00, reading for a while and waking at maybe 7 or 7:30. I think regular exercise helps, I pass out pretty quickly.

One thing that will disrupt that is alcohol. A few beers will wake me up between 3:00 and 5:00 every time.

A shot of whisky might wake me up in the middle of the night but usually it will take a couple drinks.

But any time I have 2 or more drinks it will wake me a couple hours early. This is consistent. This started happening maybe 5-10 years ago and it took me a while to recognize it.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-alcohol-affects-sleep_us_595fbd02e4b0615b9e91273c
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Davis
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I could have written Copperís post for myself.
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Riley
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I get home around 6:30am most days, usually pass out by 8-9am. Always wake up at least once, generally around 11-12am. Sometimes I can get right back to sleep, sometimes I get up for an hour or so, and then Iíll sleep through to my alarm at 5pm, a couple snoozes then out of bed by 5:30.
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Klaus
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HOLY CARP!!!
12 to 6:30 during the week. 1 to 10 or so on weekends.
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pussies.
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John D'Oh
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My newly acquired Fitbit tells me I sleep a lot less than I thought I did. It appears I get less than 6 hours most nights. The hot weather probably doesn't help.
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Aqua Letifer
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ZOOOOOM!
John D'Oh
Aug 9 2018, 04:07 AM
My newly acquired Fitbit tells me I sleep a lot less than I thought I did. It appears I get less than 6 hours most nights. The hot weather probably doesn't help.
It counts "awake" time as not sleeping, which I think is kinda crap; if you can't remember being awake, then you weren't awake.

If it says you're getting about 6 a night, by normal metrics that's close to 8.
I cite irreconcilable differences.
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Mikhailoh
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Davis
Aug 8 2018, 06:24 PM
I could have written Copperís post for myself.
Me too. I have had to seriously cut back on evening alcohol. Two drinks I'm OK. More than that and I will get the 3 AM Wine Wake Up Call. Hate it.
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Mmmmmmm, pie!
I don't like to sleep. I'm afraid I'll miss something.....
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