"Morning person" or "night person"? Or

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Which are you?
Morning person 9%  9%  [ 4 ]
Night owl 70%  70%  [ 31 ]
Most awake in the middle of the day 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
It varies 18%  18%  [ 8 ]
None of the above 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 44

EvilKimEvil
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20 Jan 2008, 12:38 am

Are you more energetic in the morning? Or at night? Or do you defy categorization in this manner?

It takes me hours to wake up in the morning. At night, I have lots of energy and I don't want to go to bed. When I make myself go to bed, I fall asleep right away. If I don't have to follow a schedule, I become nocturnal--I'll wake up and sunset and go to bed at sunrise. Maybe some people are naturally nocturnal?



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20 Jan 2008, 12:48 am

Definitely ditto.I'm lethargic, groggy and confused.
I don't really wake up til 1 or 2 pm and i have done the "I become nocturnal--I'll wake up and sunset and go to bed at sunrise." bit a couple of times in my life.
Maybe stuffed-up Circadian Rythms are another Aspy co-morbidity?


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20 Jan 2008, 12:50 am

I'm not sure.



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20 Jan 2008, 12:56 am

None of the above... :?



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20 Jan 2008, 1:09 am

I am very much naturally nocturnal. When we are doing night ops, all the "early birds" complain but I love it. I laugh at everyone who gets tired and sleepy in the evening, when I am starting to feel my best. My optimum performance is between 2100 to midnight, and the worst between 0500 and 0800. I have extreme difficulty falling asleep before midnight, especially if I haven't been awake at least twice as long as I slept the night prior.

There is quite a possibility I have delayed sleep phase syndrome. If I'm not at work, and can fall into my own schedule, I'll tend to sleep from 0400 to noon, and be lively and alert the 16 awake hours. In fact, I do better with six hours of sleep from 0400 to 1000, than I do with ten hours from 2000 to 0600.

I hate morning people. They piss me off. My brain simply does not work before lunch. Then sometime in the afternoon it kicks into overdrive and stays that way for a long time.

If I skip a night of sleep to try to get "tired enough" to sleep the following night, it doesn't work. Instead I feel like crap all the next day, until about 2100 that evening when I become as alert and functional as ever, and again unable to sleep until the small hours of the morning.



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20 Jan 2008, 1:36 am

im a night owl. i hate the morning i dont like getting out of bed before i absolutely have to. evening and night puts me in a good mood. the daytime is too bright, noisy and full of people i dont like


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20 Jan 2008, 1:50 am

I'm a night owl also. I can get up early if I need to, but when I'm left to my own devices, I always stay up late, sometimes all night.

When ever I'm doing a design, or a project on my own time, I always work at night. I can't explain it, it just seems the day is too distracting, and I don't feel as energetic. For instance, Yesterday I stayed up until 7 am drafting on my computer, then went to sleep, then woke up at 2pm. I'll do the same thing tonight again! :)



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20 Jan 2008, 3:23 am

Mostly nights, working without distraction. Sometimes on 27 hour days, up for 18, sleep for eight, don't dare wake me. I will move around the clock for a few months, then settle into nights, dawn puts me to sleep. It takes several hours to wake up.

Mostly I think free brainwave hours, a lot of useless energy to fight, but I am coming on just as they are fading.

When I am away from people, up in the mountains, up at first light, or sooner.



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20 Jan 2008, 3:50 am

Definately a night person.

In the days, I am lethargic, untalkative and irritable. At nights, I am active, talkative and some what relaxed.

I usually sleep from around 4am until 1pm.


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20 Jan 2008, 3:53 am

Definently an evening person by far.

I'm really moody and lazy in the mornings. It takes me like 1 hour to get out of bed.



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20 Jan 2008, 4:29 am

Same. If at night my brain works like a waterfall, then in the morning it works like a dripping faucet.


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20 Jan 2008, 5:29 am

I'm definately more of a night person. If I get the chance, I'll sleep in until 12-3 in the afternoon. I generally prefer to go outside when the sun's gone down. During the day the sunlight hurts my eyes, and it's so bloody hot.


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20 Jan 2008, 6:19 am

EvilKimEvil wrote:
I'll wake up and sunset and go to bed at sunrise.


I really can't add anything to this. I enjoy nights much, much more.



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20 Jan 2008, 7:44 am

I am a night person. My most energetic time is between 10pm and 1am, and I cannot sleep before midnight.


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20 Jan 2008, 7:52 am

This should have been a poll.
So far it's
12 YES
1 no
& 1 abstention.

Something to bring to the psychiatrists attention that are supposed to be watching us perhaps?
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20 Jan 2008, 8:43 am

It's common knowledge in some circles that those with autism have a switched day-night cycle (it can be sensory, it can be because we're monsters, or something else; one/two of the few).

Nighttime is pondering time to me; day is sleepy time.