What time do you wake up each morning?

For some of us rising early in the morning can be a real struggle and yet for others it’s a piece

For some of us rising early in the morning can be a real struggle and yet for others it’s a piece of cake. What time do you wake each morning?

‘Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise’, or so said Benjamin Franklin. Franklin wasn’t the only high achiever to rise early. Have you noticed a lot of successful people (CEOs) tend to wake up early?  There have been a variety of studies that examined the daily schedules of CEOs and interestingly a common pattern was the time they wake each morning – 6am is good but 5am is better.

If you have a consistent wake up time, you’ll be more alert and have a stress-free mornings, leaving you in a calm and centred state. Would you consider yourself to be an early riser?

Waking at the same time every day can help set your circadian rhythm (fancy term for body clock). Your body will naturally become tired at the same time every night. Having a steady circadian rhythm is a great thing, because you’ll get to be more productive during the day. For instance, we all know how awful it is to wake up late and rush to work or an appointment without having a chance to having breaky! This kind of hectic morning can leave you feeling ‘off’ all day. If you get up when your alarm goes off, you’ll be able to carry out your morning routine and have a nice calm and productive day.

Even if you’re retired, it is still important to set an alarm each and every day. You’ll sleep better, have more productive days and actually have less need to sleep in because you’ll be getting the right amount of sleep.

What time do you like to wake up each day?


  1. cant sleep before midnite 1am no matter what i do and im always up by 7am

    • I’m like you Julie a real night owl. Make a point of never going to bed the same day as I get up.

  2. Stephanie Collins  

    Definitely with the light Beverley! What I dislike about daylight saving is that the mornings are so dark especially towards the end, while the night owls have all the light. A little more balance would be nice for “morning” people.

  3. John Nesbitt  

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but I go to bed and get up whenever I feel like it. No set time.
    The coming of daylight has no effect, since my blinds are closed overnight.
    Since retirement I have never used, and never will use, an alarm clock.
    And I’m much happier for it
    No more timetables for me!

  4. Heather A  

    Waking up and getting up are two different things 🙂

    • I’m with you Heather, I wake early and I enjoy my cup of tea and get up at my own pace and need.

  5. Patricia stamper  

    I wake up between 7 and 8 am.

  6. Susan Bell  

    I have regular hours but they do not fit into societies hours. Breakfast at 11am, lunch at two, afternoon tea at 5, dinner at eight, bed between 2-3am. I have never ever been a morning person my offspring are the same.

  7. Peter  

    6am without fail. We have always done so . As we are now in our 70s we don’t mind a snooze in the afternoons.

  8. Marise Mazzitelli  

    6 am without fail but before that I have woken up 3 times and off to sleep I am like a clock every two hours I wake so if I go to bed at 11pm I wake up at 1am, 3am, 6am, and my best sleep is between 😬6am and 8am. That’s it. I am retired and I can afford to stay in bed till 8am. I wish I could sleep right through the night.

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