I have an odd question for you

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I have an odd question for you
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Tue, 11-04-2003 - 8:15am

In the morning, when you first get up, do you feel refreshed?

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Tue, 11-04-2003 - 9:25am
When I first get up I'm usually a bit (or sometimes a lot) sleepy-groggy - I'm a night person naturally so mornings are my enemy. ;-) I usually become somewhat coherent after a shower though.

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Tue, 11-04-2003 - 9:37am

A shower is all it takes?

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Tue, 11-04-2003 - 9:53am
That depends on several factors. If I wake up naturally (instead of being woken up by an alarm clock or cat), I tend to feel more refreshed. On work days, I have an easier time becoming alert if I like the job I'm doing at the time. Since that's currently not the case, getting out of bed is a real struggle and it takes me several hours into the day to start feeling alert and refreshed. Usually a couple of doses of caffeine help out a bit.
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Tue, 11-04-2003 - 9:57am
I think you're younger than I am (I'm 33), and that may have something to do w/it. When I was younger, I was impossible to wake up in the morning - drove my mom nuts when I was a kid, and my roommates later when I would hit the snooze over and over . . . I've definitely gotten better about this as I've gotten older.

What also helped - I used to be hooked on caffeine - two cups of coffee a day - and if I didn't get the coffee, I'd get a raging headache around 3 in the afternoon. A few years ago I got tired of that so I cut out caffeine entirely. I expected to feel sleepier as a result, but instead I actually feel more awake and alert during the day. Do you drink a lot of caffeine? Another thought - do you get enough sleep? I used to skimp on sleep and was always tired in the morning. Now I'm better about getting my beauty sleep ;-) and I think that helps a lot.

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Tue, 11-04-2003 - 10:02am
If I wake up to an alarm, I don't feel remotely refreshed. It usually takes me my entire commute (1+ hour) and a bottle of diet coke for me to feel normal.

This only changes if I get up and work out in the morning...which I'd prefer to do, but that means a 4 a.m. alarm going off in my ear! If I work out, I'm rarin' to go all day long and sleep much better at night.

If I wake up on my own, I'm one of those annoyingly perky morning people. As soon as I'm up, I'm ready to run out the door and be productive.

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Tue, 11-04-2003 - 10:28am

Caffiene is good!!!

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Tue, 11-04-2003 - 10:43am
It depends - if I had a late dinner like last night, not as much - but typically it takes me a few minutes but I am a morning person - cheerful enough, etc. Not an odd question at all.
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Tue, 11-04-2003 - 10:45am
I read somewhere in a magazine, Shape I think, that we shouldn't wake up before 6:15 in the AM if we go to bed at 10. (So compensate for what time you go to bed) The last few hours of the morning are when we get the best hours of sleep. It also said that if you have to choose between staying up an extra hour to get something done or getting up early to get the same task done then we should stay up the extra hour.

I am the hardest person to wake up. But once I'm in the shower I'm awake. I try to keep my morning showers cool if I have to get to work. Gets me going faster. If I had to wait to wake up naturally I would sleep all day. My dog generally wakes me up first thing in the morning. And I found that if I drink a couple of glasses of water in the morning I have a lot more energy throughout the day then if I drink caffeine.
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Wed, 11-05-2003 - 8:17am

That morning sleep thing makes sense.