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Anyone feel that there is something unique about 4am?

Asked by Jaybee (220points) March 30th, 2008 from iPhone
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Riser's avatar

I can’t say that there is anything specifically unique about 4:00 although for the last 26 days I have woken up at exactly 4:09 a.m. and it is now getting to the point that the phenomena is disturbing me.

row4food's avatar

Starting tomorrow I will be getting up at 4am for my new coaching job. (practice at 5, in 28 degrees, feels like 19 and freezing rain)

I will get to see the sunrise. That is something not many people get to see.

buster's avatar

something illegal or immoral is probably going on if you have been up all night

Perchik's avatar

@buster. That’s such a broad statement that it’s completely untrue. I stay up all night frequently watching movies with my girlfriend, or writing songs in the park at night. Neither of which are illegal.

simone54's avatar

Are you talking about the Our Lady Peace song?

sndfreQ's avatar

@JayBee: please elaborate, otherwise my answer is: no

lifeflame's avatar

I believe that there are some meditation practices which consider that this period of time (4 – 6am) to be very energetic. Actually, both pre-dawn, and pre-dusk periods. (Unfortunately, I can’t remember where I heard this from or which practice it is, though a google search turned up a number of meditation centers in Nepal, etc with this practice.)

As a morning person, I wake up very regularly at 5 or 6am. It’s one of my most creative periods of the day. Even when I am exhausted because I’ve had to sleep late (and late being anything after midnight for me) I automatically wake up that early. It’s actually better for me to putter around and use this pre-dawn period and then go back to sleep afterwards, than to try to sleep immediately.

It’s 7.29am here now in Hong Kong…. I think I’ll head back to bed.

buster's avatar

songwriting in the park at 4 am? that not very safe in a lot of parks

Perchik's avatar

Well it’s safe at the park I go to. My point is that not everything that goes on in the early am is illegal.

2late2be's avatar

well, I’m sleeping like a baby, so yeah, Its especially unique, my baby let me sleep like he does…

skfinkel's avatar

It’s a strange time of night. But wonderful. If I drink coffee in the afternoon, I will spontaneously wake up at 4:00 and wonder why, and then remember the delicious americano I had earlier. You have to wait a bit for sunrise, but if you are up at that hour, it is a real treat.

Perchik's avatar

I imagine I’ll be up at 4am tonight. I’ve got some literary analysis to write. Meh.

jcs007's avatar

If you look at one hour before 4 AM, then the devil might have something to tell you.

richardhenry's avatar

In my opinion, 4am is great because of how close it is to the moment things start happening. Just after four is when things start to get a little lighter, you start to hear frequent noises outside, and the world seems to be waking up.

mcbealer's avatar

dunno about 4 am, I’m usually either unwinding from work or asleep for a couple of hours.
I do have another strange time phenomenon though- I always seem to look up and check the time at 9:11 am. This has been ongoing since the tragedies that took place on September 11, 2001.

stephen's avatar

this is a unique and very strange question

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