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    Default How do you deal with a DH/DP that has to wake up earlier than you?

    DH is a baker. If he doesn't directly wake me up at 02:30am with his iphone alarm, he stirs me enough that I'm up about 45 minutes later. I have an exceptionally hard time going to and getting back to sleep.

    How do you deal with a DP/ DH who's routine is different?

    Edit; I should clarify because my brain is mush- how do you deal when DH/DP has to wake up earlier than you.
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    I would really hate that. No advice. Im not sure what I'd do.

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    I know how you feel, once I'm disturbed whilst sleeping I find it so hard to go back to sleep. It's horrible.

    My DH woke at 4am for the last 10yrs and to be honest I never got use to it. Sometimes he would sleep in the spare room, but most of the time I just had my sleep disturbed.

    Sorry, not much help, but I completely understand!

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    We have the opposite problem. DP is a shift worker and gets home anywhere from 1am until 4am depending on the shift.

    I wake without fail as soon as he comes home. I am then wide awake and find it so hard to go back to sleep.

    I don't have any ideas either, but I understand where you are coming from. I never feel like I get enough sleep, whereas he can sleep all day.

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    A fit bit. I use my silent alarm on my fitbit. It vibrates on my wrist silently, I tap the screen if I want to snooze or hit the button to turn it off. And dh is none the wiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    A fit bit. I use my silent alarm on my fitbit. It vibrates on my wrist silently, I tap the screen if I want to snooze or hit the button to turn it off. And dh is none the wiser.
    I love my silent alarm on the fitbit

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    I am the one up early in our house...I have my alarm extrememly quiet. It wakes me but not DH, and everything I need to get ready is out of the bedroom so I don't disrupt him. I try and be as quiet as possible.

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    My DH is up at 430. He wakes me with his alarm and using the ensuite. There's not really a way around it. But I sleep in another room sometimes when I'm tired so I don't get woken up.

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    When home my DH often has to get up at 4/4:30 for work. Whilst I momentarily wake, I happily go back to sleep for another hour or 2.

    Right now I have a 13 week old waking me several times a night anyway so I am pretty good at going back to sleep very quickly. I can be dreaming within 5 mins 😂.

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    We don't use a alarm. But if he does wake me which he does most days we have a little chat and I just roll over and go back to sleep. I think the fact I have had broken sleep for over 20 years has helped learn to go back to sleep.

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