The tyranny of the morning people has got to end. Traditionally, mostly servants got up early. Now it’s high status UMC types and their aspirational fans (i.e. most of the rest of American society).
SAHMs frequently act like just getting up earlier is the solution to any difficulties with prayer time, exercising, or arranging the day. It is a recurrent theme. I think the earliest I’ve seen or been told offline is to get up at 3am, though 4-6am is the typical range, usually 4-5am. Which is feasible for a morning person, even through lots of kid wakeups. Not so much for people with a different chronotype who don’t physically get tired before 10pm.
Wiki says that morning types don’t necessarily predominate, but in American culture they have taken the moral superiority reins and galloped right off with them. There has been and continues to be a general tenor in American culture that early rising is morally better. Someone could probably write a monograph connecting it up to the inherent consumption mentality that has ever dominated American society even before the Industrial Revolution. They could also throw in some anti-Scandinavian polemic. Thorstein Veblen is the spiritual grampa of overwork as a form of consumption behavior instead of bling. He wasn’t the only one (there were some Scandinavian ladies behind it too), but his name is probably the most recognizable. Overwork as consumption good is part of the tyranny of the morning people.
Repeatedly, morning people tend to act like it’s either getting up at 5am or sleeping until noon, and that obviously nobody should pick the latter choice. The idea that chronotypes occur along a continuum and that even late-night types might well be able to “do mornings”, just at 9am instead of 6am, is utterly alien and threatening to a surprising number of morning people. They place a stupendous amount of personal value on being up really really early and if other people are up later in the day and still have clean houses and functional kids and regular prayer lives, then maybe being up at 4am isn’t the one true path to holiness and merit. It’s especially bad in the SAHM world, because the domestic sphere is so totally unvalued that it sometimes just might take a 14 hour day to actually get anything done effectively since the support is mostly in name only.
But chronotypes are real. And valuing the domestic sphere for its own sake rather than declaring women who aren’t morning people lazy/selfish/spoiled/ungrateful would allow more private households to be functional no matter what time of day the lady of the house arose. The Proverbs 31 wife is an ideal, not a literal woman. Also, a lot of cultures have midday nap traditions for a reason, even if they are agrarian and the master and mistress have to pop up at 4am.