6:00AM: the best hour of the day, or too close to your 3:00AM bedtime?
I don’t see a debate here – 6am is way better an hour of the day than any of the other. Over here it’s light but not too bright or sunny no matter when, except for the monsoon season. On the heavy rainy days waking up at 6 am takes a whole lot of will power and for the aged or the ill a whole lot of physical struggle as well. I would prefer waking up at 6am – I now wake up at 7am or 7:30 am on most days but waking up at 6 is a small adjustment. I used to wake up at 6 for an earlier job and did that for a really long time so it’s not a big deal.
Staying awake until late at night is quite difficult for me these day. I used to be able to stay away for much longer but I’m 37 now and I need more sleep for my now aging self. I have found that I sometimes tend to wake up early, like 4:30 – 5:30 am on some days and then can’t go back to sleep. That’s ok, I tend to lie in bed and read or watch some tv episodes that I have downloaded on my laptop or on dvd until 7 am and then go get some coffee. It is easier to do that. I might not be able to do that on a regular basis unless I go to bed at like 10:30 or 11 am at least but once a week or so it is ok.
My current routine is sleep at 12-1 am and wake up at 7am-7:30 am. This is suitable for me and I get enough sleep and rest (for the most part as long as I don’t wake up more than once during my sleep). I love waking up and going to get some coffee. Best part of the day!