Jim here--just wanted everyone to know that I am not sitting at home in bed eating french toast while my lovely wife goes and works out at 6am. I HATE working out indoors...especially running (weights are okay but I hate them as a matter of principle...as you can probably tell by looking at my physique). So, when she leaves to go to the gym, I put on 32 layers of clothing and go run in 15 degree weather. And, you know what, it's invigorating! I have no problem waking up I can assure you.
Also, please allow me to say that there is nothing worse as a husband than being unable to help your wife when she's sick. And I feel like I'm making it worse when I try to sympathize because, well, I can't really sympathize.