Staying up too late on the computer

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  1. elisabethkcmo profile image68
    elisabethkcmoposted 10 years ago

    Are you staying up way too late because you can't get off the computer?  Like right now?  I know I'm guilty.

    1. emievil profile image72
      emievilposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Same here. I'm trying to cut down on my computer time but hubpages is making it difficult for me big_smile.

      1. anjalichugh profile image69
        anjalichughposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Same holds true for me. I don't know how to cut the cords of attraction between me and my laptop. smile

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      mtsi1098posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You know I find it difficult to stay up late but have no problem getting up at 3:30am to hub smile

    3. vancouver profile image38
      vancouverposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Guilty as charged. smile

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      mtsi1098posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      think I will have some Peanut Butter smile

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        Aquaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I'm debating having some Turtle Tracks Ice Cream...we must have the late night munchies.

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          mtsi1098posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          well that sounds much better...try PB on top smile

      2. elisabethkcmo profile image68
        elisabethkcmoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        oh my, how astute of you, it's almost time for breakfast too!!

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          mtsi1098posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          It must be 3:30am...I am up again

    5. Lady_E profile image69
      Lady_Eposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm very guilty. Used to log off at 11pm now its shifted to 1am... smile

      1. elisabethkcmo profile image68
        elisabethkcmoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        my doctor told me that the light from the computer screen simulates daylight and resets our internal clock.... oh well
        big_smile

        1. vancouver profile image38
          vancouverposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          interesting i hadn't heard that before, i guess that explains it all smile

    6. hnbiz silhou3tte profile image53
      hnbiz silhou3tteposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        i am too...want to lessen the time..but can't help it.!! lol

    7. AEvans profile image74
      AEvansposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I do the same thing and then I find that at some point I crash and burn and do not look at the computer for a day, well I peek! lololoo big_smile

      1. elisabethkcmo profile image68
        elisabethkcmoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        ah, kindred spirits! so now I don't feel quite so wacky!

        1. rebekahELLE profile image87
          rebekahELLEposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          since finding HP, going to bed much later and that's a good reminder about the computer screen~~~ I recently read in a blog that it's good to keep contrast in lifestyle, like if we've spent a lot of hours online, then to do something completely mindless, nothing coming in~~~~~  hmm

    8. Lighting Lady profile image59
      Lighting Ladyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, for sure, I stay up wayyyy to late workin on my website and bouncing around in forums.  It's 12:30 now so about 2 more hrs to go.

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    Leta Sposted 10 years ago

    I'm actually writing...but keep sneaking into the forums.  It isn't THAT late on the West Coast.

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      Aquaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Lita - I feel less guilty now!

      1. elisabethkcmo profile image68
        elisabethkcmoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        soon it won't be late at night here, it will be early in the morning... not sure when the change takes place!?!

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          Aquaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          5:00 a.m. and onward? Can't really deny it's morning then, right?

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    Aquaposted 10 years ago

    Wow! Can you see me? LOL! Yes, I'm staying up too late on the computer and also watching How Clean Is Your House smile

    1. elisabethkcmo profile image68
      elisabethkcmoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm doing laundry, watching "Up To The Minute" and, of course, on HubPages.  It's 330am in KC.

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        Aquaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I would be doing laundry if my other half wasn't sleeping. When he travels I can have the tv turned up, the laundry going and maybe even fire up the vacuum cleaner, all in the middle of the night.  smile I'm a nightowl at heart - always have been.

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          mtsi1098posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          just as long as you are not hitting the keyboard too hard making noise smile

          1. elisabethkcmo profile image68
            elisabethkcmoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            thats funny!

  4. Gringoperry profile image61
    Gringoperryposted 10 years ago

    It is 09:56am here, so am I just up too early?

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      Aquaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Gringoperry - Welcome to Hubpages smile

    2. elisabethkcmo profile image68
      elisabethkcmoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It's early if you stayed up past 4am your time this morning!!

      1. Gringoperry profile image61
        Gringoperryposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Well almost; but I tend to function on about four hours sleep...just about.

  5. kuirq profile image59
    kuirqposted 10 years ago

    I'm guilty of that as well...somehow, it's more addicting to work on the computer when the rest of the house is still.

  6. Gringoperry profile image61
    Gringoperryposted 10 years ago

    Thank you Aqua, that is very kind of you. :^}

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    Aquaposted 10 years ago

    Yes - I have also heard the computer screen does have that effect. Apparently, the television would have the same effect if we were to sit close to it.

    1. elisabethkcmo profile image68
      elisabethkcmoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      you mean we aren't supposed to sit with the tv on our laps? haha
      big_smile

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    badcompany99posted 10 years ago

    I never log off at night, I just pass out smile

    1. elisabethkcmo profile image68
      elisabethkcmoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      now thats a good idea, I need to try that...

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        badcompany99posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Make sure the laptop isn't lyin on yer belly, sure as hell wakes you smile

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          Aquaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          EEK! no computers or tv's on the belly - must remember that!

        2. elisabethkcmo profile image68
          elisabethkcmoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          my belly seems to be my cat's favorite place, no six pack there!

  9. Dale Mazurek profile image71
    Dale Mazurekposted 10 years ago

    For the past 5 years I have rarely got more than 4 hours of sleep in any night.

    Being a full time oilpatch worker and an affiliate marketer takes up a lot of time but to me well worth it for the rewards I see.

  10. Gemsong profile image73
    Gemsongposted 10 years ago

    It is currently 5:48am. I've been up since 4am. I have not been able to get no more than 5 hours of sleep for ages.

    And being unemployed that's why I've been writing hubs. I'd kill for just one night of restful sleep without medicinal help.

    gak. kill me now.

    1. elisabethkcmo profile image68
      elisabethkcmoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      what would the good times be if we didn't have bad times to compare them to? I hope for you that bad times are almost over, and your good are about to start.  tongue

  11. hubby7 profile image63
    hubby7posted 10 years ago

    I get up at 3:00 in the morning to go to work. I try to get at least 5 hours of sleep a night. They tell me that 6 hours is the least amount of sleep we should get; otherwise--to be a party-pooper--it could lead to serious health problems down the line. So if you care about your health, put the computer down and get some rest. Control it. Don't let it control you.

    One thing I didn't know that I learned from you-- and am grateful for--is that the computer screen simulates daylight. Thanks!

    1. elisabethkcmo profile image68
      elisabethkcmoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      you are so right, I need to listen to my own advice...
      turn off the computer and get a little sleep (fortunately I'm off today) or, have a cup of coffee, enjoy the morning, and pretend that you slept last night.  I do that from time to time.

  12. Gemsong profile image73
    Gemsongposted 10 years ago

    But... but... but I shut down the computer. Just can't stay asleep. My brain is too busy.

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    Aquaposted 10 years ago

    I'm getting confused about who's still up and who's up early. Wait, could this mean I'm finally getting tired? smile

  14. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 10 years ago

    I can rarely stay up that long any more. I have had a couple of all-nighters in the past year. Gone are those days when I could go out to a dance club until 2am and be at work for 7am.

    1. profile image0
      Aquaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      When people say they only need "X amount of hours per night" and the X is under 5 - I always wonder how old they are. smile Those all nighters are over for me now too.

    2. elisabethkcmo profile image68
      elisabethkcmoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I still stay up late sometimes (like right now), but not without feeling really lousy later!  OK, I need to turn off future Big Brother...

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        Aquaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        My problem isn't staying up late - it's wanting to sleep-in all the next day smile

  15. affiliategypsy profile image58
    affiliategypsyposted 10 years ago

    Well being new here I found this place late at night.  It was instantly like a wake up because within minutes I was addicted.  Hmm not sure if the addiction will last but I do see a lot of late nights ahead.

    1. elisabethkcmo profile image68
      elisabethkcmoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      be afraid.... be very afraid... of yourself!
      (but that's just me)

    2. profile image0
      Aquaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, HP can be an addiction - Welcome smile !!!

  16. wrenfrost56 profile image78
    wrenfrost56posted 10 years ago

    I am up frequently up till about 3am because hubpages is massivly addictive and if i'm not writing i'm in the formum or reading others hubs. It's crazy I am trying to finish earlier but time just fly's by.

  17. tammyfrost profile image81
    tammyfrostposted 10 years ago

    I don't ever go to sleep anymore lol!

    1. Lisa HW profile image60
      Lisa HWposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That's along the lines of what I seem to be doing these days - up super late, up super early, skip sleeping a day here or there.  You can't live a life "offline" and have your computer time without something having to go, so that's sleep.   smile

      1. elisabethkcmo profile image68
        elisabethkcmoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I am so there with you..finally fell asleep this morning at 7am, woke up at 930 (off work today)
        Just can't do that more than about once a week, surely it's bad for our health...???

  18. jabyrd82 profile image60
    jabyrd82posted 10 years ago

    Sleep huh there is no time for sleep (must write hubpages)!!!

  19. viryabo profile image93
    viryaboposted 10 years ago

    Who can sleep now. With Hubpages. My earliest is 3am! and i have been known to work here until 6am. Have a goal to meet.

  20. torimari profile image68
    torimariposted 10 years ago

    Since I finished my internship exactly 2 weeks ago, I don't have to get up early now. My bedtime is roughtly 3:30 AM on the computer or not. I love being a creature of the night...on the computer and such.

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    mariyammaposted 10 years ago

    Putting a bed near the computer is good

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    Crazdwriterposted 10 years ago

    Sometimes yea when I can't sleep I stay on the computer longer.

    1. jobalert profile image60
      jobalertposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You should consult a doctor to get deaddiction from computer syndrome

  23. DoodleLyn profile image75
    DoodleLynposted 10 years ago

    Definitely staying up waaayyyy too late. Tonight I'm really going to try to get off NOW, it's 1 AM here. Many nights it's more like 2 or 3 AM before I can close the computer lid! Can we all say "addiction?"

 
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