I have NEVER, EVER been one to go to bed early. When I was in elementary school I would get into so much trouble for being caught out of bed past my bedtime. I would always read via flashlight to stay awake. In college I don't think I ever went to bed earlier than 12:30am, then the past 5 months of working night shifts pretty much made a normal sleep schedule impossible.
So far this month, (mostly because of a nasty cold I got last week) I have been regularly going to bed at around 10 (last night it was 9:30). The nice thing about it is that I have discovered this wonderful period of time I never had before; the hours between 7-11am. Yesterday I woke up without an alarm at 7:40. I was awake, had breakfast and was hanging out by 8:30, so I decided to go to the gym. I was showered and ready for the day after my workout by 10:30 which is when I used to wake up on a normal day. It seemed that I had nothing but time, it was wonderful! I was in bed reading by 9:00 and went to bed at 9:30 for work this morning. This morning I woke up before my alarm at 5:45!?! WTF? While I was in the shower work called and asked me to come in at 9 instead of 7 so I had an extra 2 hours to have a relaxing breakfast and clean my apartment before going to work, and I had time to write this post.
I might be a convert to "early rising." It's nice to have a morning to get stuff done.