Rituals and Schedules: Early Bird or Night Owl

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Early bird or night owl?
Early Bird 17%  17%  [ 11 ]
Night Owl 83%  83%  [ 54 ]
Total votes : 65

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14 May 2014, 11:21 pm

Are you an early bird or a night owl?


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14 May 2014, 11:50 pm

<--- self-explanatory in Italian



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14 May 2014, 11:51 pm

Night owl.


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14 May 2014, 11:52 pm

you needed to have two more poll options- night bird and morning owl. just as there are finer gradations between pessimist and optimist [pejorist and meliorist] there are also different mixtures of late risers and early retirers. I myself am a mixture. my biorhythms used to go 'round the clock every 18 days or so. it takes real work to keep 'em at the same time every day.



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15 May 2014, 12:18 am

I'm NOT a morning person. I like staying up really really late, even on work nights. Staying up 'till 3am is common for me, and often times I'll stay up until 5am or later.



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15 May 2014, 12:19 am

mr_bigmouth_502 wrote:
I'm NOT a morning person. I like staying up really really late, even on work nights. Staying up 'till 3am is common for me, and often times I'll stay up until 5am or later.

on a workday how do you stay up until 5AM and then get any sleep before work?



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15 May 2014, 12:23 am

I used to struggle to get to sleep buy in my Thirties have managed to get myself to sleep quikcky. The downside is I now wake up around 5:30 every morning even weekends. I don't need a lot of sleep.



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15 May 2014, 12:29 am

I'm not much good with less than 8 hours solid sleep.



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15 May 2014, 12:35 am

auntblabby wrote:
you needed to have two more poll options- night bird and morning owl. just as there are finer gradations between pessimist and optimist [pejorist and meliorist] there are also different mixtures of late risers and early retirers. I myself am a mixture. my biorhythms used to go 'round the clock every 18 days or so. it takes real work to keep 'em at the same time every day.

Someone once told me that the biological clock / circadian rhythm of a 18-30 year old (maybe more applicable to males than females? I don't remember honestly) seems to be set for a 25 or so hour day instead of a 24 hour one... this rings true for me also, I just never realised until being told this that it was relatively normal.

Interesting that I am seeing many more night owls than early birds... I would like to hear people's perceived reasons for their choices!

I myself am a night owl... sometime around sunset I suddenly become much more clear-headed and proactive/productive regardless of the time I wake. I also love the cool air on my skin, the lights of the city at night, the stars and the moon... and most of all, as I think may be the case with others I like the silence and solitude. I am free to delve deep into my research interests uninterrupted and go for walks without judgement or confrontation at night.



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15 May 2014, 12:43 am

Mugen wrote:
go for walks without judgement or confrontation at night.

you must live in a safe place, if I did that I would have to fear the wild animals both two legged as well as four-legged. anyways, I was a night-shift worker for decades.



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15 May 2014, 12:50 am

I'm usually still up when I start to hear the early birds outside :D



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15 May 2014, 12:51 am

I used to take that as my cue to brush my teeth and go to bed.



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15 May 2014, 12:52 am

auntblabby wrote:
Mugen wrote:
go for walks without judgement or confrontation at night.

you must live in a safe place, if I did that I would have to fear the wild animals both two legged as well as four-legged. anyways, I was a night-shift worker for decades.


Me, too. I am always amazed when people talk about going for a walk at night. Where I live, there is just a risk of crime. I work the evening shift and I am always relieved to make it from the car to my apartment.

I like the peace and quite of night but I think it is just programmed in me to rise late in the day and stay up late.


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15 May 2014, 1:13 am

Nocturnal, non-avian.

Less light, less noise, fewer people at night. The world is less intense when the Sun is warming the other side of the planet.


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15 May 2014, 1:18 am

I've been a night owl for as long as I can remember. The quiet allows me to focus more easily (ideal for last minute cramming sessions!).


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