Posted on 5.2.21: I almost always get up early (between 6 and 7 am), and that's usually after having gotten five or six hours of sleep. Even though it's better for people (especially those with demanding, stressful jobs) to get 7 or 8 hours my eyes are almost always open in the quiet morning hours, when things outside are mostly still and just starting to be defined by the faint, grayish, pre-dawn light.