Do you have trouble getting up in the morning? I don't know what it is, but over the years we've gotten to the point where we can't sleep in. Even if we stay up late, we're pretty much always awake by 7:00am.
Or, are you the type who hits the snooze button on the alarm three times before dragging yourself out of bed?
I think the differences in the ability to get "up and at 'em" quickly is also related to how badly you are affected by jet lag. When we travel through time zones, right away we put ourselves in the current time and don't even think about what things were like several time zones away. We don't seem to have much of a problem adjusting to time zones, and yet other people are so bad at time zone adjustment (jet lag) that companies have actually made pills to try and compensate for it.
When we were younger, we used to be able to sleep in a bit, but even then sleeping until 9:00am was a stretch. I do remember times back in our working days where hitting the snooze button did happen occasionally though. I think the key is to not use the snooze button at all....when the alarm goes off, you simply jump out of bed right away. I found that this form of "wake up" makes your system ready to go for the rest of the day...gets the blood flowing or something!
Whereas using the snooze button a few times is just delaying the inevitable. You wake up slowly, and some studies have shown that you're actually resetting your brain's sleep cycle and when you wake up a second or third time you're in a deeper phase of your sleep cycle than what you would have been had you jumped out of bed the first time.
And then there's the afternoon nap. I find it better after a late night to get up at the regular time and then have an afternoon nap to compensate. Although, it sometimes takes me a while to fully wake up from my nap, and I have an hour or so of feeling dopey.
Most of the time, we sleep well. How about you? Are you a morning person?
Men's Ray-Ban sunglasses on "lighting deal" price this morning at Amazon.com. Even the regular price is a good deal...
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Two inch memory foam mattress topper at Amazon.ca. This is what we've been using on top of our original motorhome mattress (which is junk on it's own) and it works great!