I'm not an early riser. But I can imagine some of the benefits it would bring me.
I live in the south of brasil, in a city called Sao Jose, but my job is in Florianopolis, which is an island. I have to cross the bridge everyday to get there. The bridge is the only access to the island, so there is a lot of traffic, specially from 7:00 am to 8:30 and from 17:00 to 19:30. My goal is to totally bypass that.
I'm waking up one hour earlier each day, until I get to 5:00 am. I'll cross the bridge around 6:00 am and 16:00.
Btw, the picture is the view from my window, that mass of land in the horizon is Florianopolis.