Heart attacks that happen between midnight and dawn are more likely to be severe, according to a Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation study published November 17, 2011 in the journal Circulation Research.
For the really adventurous who don't mind missing an opportunity to sleep in, there is always the option of getting up early and scurrying down to the beach to watch the sun rise. On the two mornings I headed down to the beach, there were only a few people to be found. Some, such as myself, were photographing the sunrise in stages, while others took an early morning walk on the beach. A couple of adventurous people took a 6 a.m. dip in the Atlantic.