@OldCatLady I have a couple of cats I can give you. Somewhere around 5:30am Tigger launches from the foot of the bed to my hip to the top of the dresser to the top shelf of the cat tree. That prompts Peaches to come see what the racket is all about. This requires her to jump up on the foot of the bed, walk up my body, launch to the top of the dresser and then onto the next to the top shelf of the cat tree. Rinse and repeat.
Although Tigger will be 1 next month and he is starting to calm down so maybe you won’t have a 5:30am alarm going off as often.
I wake up the first time between 2 and 3, go to the bathroom, check to make sure the kids are covered. Then think about that stupid thing I did or didn’t do/get done yesterday. Fall back asleep until my alarm goes off at 0450 and do my physical therapy for my shoulder and knee. Eat breakfast cereal, read meh, click the button, leave a comment.
Varies. I used to get up later, but then there was a bit of a shakeup at work, and suddenly I’ve got things to do in the morning. By which I mean, before noon. I’m conscious before 8 AM almost every day now.
I’ve noticed a huge difference with varied amounts of sleep on work output, depending on the kind of work.
If I’m doing a lot of cognitively demanding stuff, trying to write abstract queries against disparate tables of financial data, say, then every extra hour matters. 8 hours instead of 7 makes a significant difference, and 6 is right out.
If it’s a day of meetings, sure, sleep-deprived me may be off my game, but the bleary attenuation of my powers of attention make the day go by smoother and more quickly.
I can always wake up later, but going to bed early is basically impossible.
Totally varies from day to day, week to week. I work 7 on/7 off (nominally) 2nd shift (1445-2315). So on my work week normally up about 0800, on my off week it depends on when I (we) hit the sack.
Lately we are short handed so my schedule has been all over the map (this week it’s 2nd shift for M/W/Th/Sat/Sun, Tues it’s 3rd shift, Fri it’s 2nd and third…so I have been up early, up late, sleeping in the afternoon and/or evening etc.