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Is being a night owl counterproductive?


Is being a night owl a detriment to personal productivity, given that the rest of the world is sleeping when the night owl is most active? Do you perceive night owls as lazy or any less effective than those following typical circadian rhythms? This question is directed to the self-employed, but all experiences are appreciated.

 

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M. T. Dremer says

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    Koren Kartalis (KorenKartalis) 3 years ago

    I hear you with respect to the errand running aspect. I'm lucky I have a 24 hour CVS around the corner, but the post office and banks have yet to accommodate my night owl lifestyle!

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    Koren Kartalis (KorenKartalis) 3 years ago

    I agree. It's pretty much a Catch 22, a cruel joke for the after-hours inclined. Creativity being sacrificed for daytime productivity, when your passion is the former.....

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    Koren Kartalis (KorenKartalis) 3 years ago

    I totally hear you on the magical powers of Benadryl as a sleep aid! It works better than Melatonin for me. I also concur with issues arising with daytime obligations. It's the worst having to make a 9AM appointment on a night owl regime.

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    Koren Kartalis (KorenKartalis) 3 years ago

    I've thought about trying to get back on the "regular schedule", but, as you said, it would definitely be a process, and a long, arduous one at that.