It must be my age and old body making it harder to “rise and shine” like I once did. Now I wake up feeling ok until I get out of the bed. Even after I take all my meds I still am in a fog two hours later. I do not really wake up until noon or later.
This “condition” has developed this year, I think, because I have had two concussions from falls so far this year. I guess I have hit my head once too often. And Google tells me it can take up to one year or more before I get better, if I ever do.
So now I move in a fog until early afternoon. I have come to understand my college roommate quite a bit better. I hate that I still “wakeup” early even though I cannot think properly for quite a while. It is great to have morning TV to listen to while drinking my many cups of coffee. And, it is true that I wake up faster with coffee. I know because I must “fast” for blood work and I go there kind of loopy, but it is early and not much traffic (ha, ha). Afterwards, I usually buy a cup of coffee to have on the way home. It helps, but on normal days, I do not really come alive until much later in the day.
This would be fine if I could sleep past 6AM. I guess 50 years of working days has created a habit here. So, I get up, stagger into the kitchen, make my coffee, and drink it all morning. Usually after 3 to 4 hours, I can plan my day. I now understand why my mother wanted to meet for lunch and not breakfast.