I have found it very interesting the variety of people that mix and mingle on HubPages, but what I find more interesting is the difference between the Night Owls and the Day Timers, but it just crossed my mind that a lot of us are in different time zones.
I'm a Night Owl, much more creative at night or should I say morning. It's 2:30am here in Texas.
i used to be a night owl. even so, i still keep odd sleeping hours...i get about five or six hours at the most.
What do you do the rest of the time, work?
i work so much even when i'm not working, i'm working. i'm already planning strategies in my head to stay on task, work ahead, etc. sometimes i go to bed and i can 'see' all of my documentation in my mind's eye, and am editing it as i am falling asleep...
I'm right there with ya! If it wasn't for work I wouldn't have anything to do at all!
Good morning Logic what's for breakfast? 7.30am here in Oz.
Don't you have tons of chocolates from Valentine's Day to sample!
No sniff sniff Logic, there is nothing here but two eggs in the fridge and a can of baked beans in the pantry.
Can I send you some prawns and sushi?
Its 1:30 AM here in Alberta, canada. I am working night shift but work in a job where I am lucky enough to get lots of internet time most of the time.
its almost 1 am here.
is there a real difference in the interaction between day and night on here??
808pm in Queensland Australia - I work during the day and write at night - I exist on about 4 hours sleep during the week and a bit more on weekends - never could sleep long
I sleep too long ( 8-12 hours), but I sleep during day. I wake up about 12pm to 3pm in afternoon, depends on how late I stay up writing/researching.
I can relate. I'm in Texas. And a nightowl. Have you ever heard of delayed sleep phase syndrome?
I read up on it. Can't believe I've never heard of it. I've been this way all my life, so has my mother and sister. I know I can't diagnose myself, but sounds like me.
I had a sleep study a few years ago. It came out in the (extensive) history they did. What I found out more recently is that we tend to have a 26 hour clock. This means it is nearly impossible for us to establish a regular sleep schedule without help. Of course MDs push pharmaceuticals. I have used various things. Nothing seems to work forever. My naturopath prescribed lemon balm drops, which didn't seem to make much impact. I'm taking skullcap again now. First time it was a (short-lived) miracle.
And BTW, I've diagnosed myself multiple times. My speed and accuracy of diagnosis is a better track record than the MDs that wrote me off as having "multiple psychological issues". Who the hell doesn't?! Anyway, that's why I "fired" MDs and see a Naturopath now. Unfortunately insurance doesn't usually cover providers who actually listen to and trust their patients.
Its 2:21 a.m. in Oregon, USA and I will go to bed at around 3 a.m. I more creative in the evenings. I get about 6-7 hours sleep and have good energy.
It's 12.30 pm here. I'm definitely an owl. Totally useless in the morning. I've been up for 1.5 hours and am still waking up. Often, I need to work most of the day and night to meet my deadlines. When I need a break, I pop in here, so you'll see me around at various times.
the daytimers seem to be a little more conservative and the nighties a little more risque!
It's not surprising! Unless they work night shifts, owls are going to come up hard against the larks, who seem to rule the world of work. I think this in itself will breed antagonism and rebellion towards the system that forces them to do violence to themselves in order to get to work at the ordained time.
2:17 pm CST USA
I get on the computer when I can but still need to go to bed at a reasonable time to get the youngest to school in the morning.
I'm not consistantly a day or night person. Some times I am really motivated in the day, other times I'm online till the early hours of the morning.
I used to be a night owl but I can't stay up too late anymore
It's 5pm now in Texas. I see a the same usually 5 o'clockers on the forums, about 12am I start seeing a new group of Hubbers and the Forum popularity's will change.
I adapt to whatever shift I'm working, but I am at my best in the mornign AFTER my coffee.
I try to be both. I like the opportunities to get to meet hubbers who are primarily one or the other. As far as creativity I feel I think best at night and write best in the morning.
I have insomnia and sleep maybe 3-4 hours a night so I spend some of that time here
I'm a newbie on HubPages, but I love it. I usually get on here about 3 or 4 pm US Central time until 3 to 7 am in the morning, sometimes if I make it to 7am I'll just stay up and be on here all day (except for when I'm on facebook)
No interaction during the day on my forums. great responses at night. Go figure.
hey figment, how are ya?
it's 1:34 am here in the phils. is it sick to admit i stay up late for the forums?
I used to stay up all hours of the night - because there were no interruptions - I could actually follow a trail of my thought to its conclusion. I could be more creative because no one was up to come in and make a critique of my work. I could play whatever music I wanted. Everyone had turned off their machines and that buzz in my head was gone - I felt liberated and therefore was more open. When I started working as a caregiver I was forced to stay awake during the day to be responsive to my client who is awake from 6AM to 12 at night - therefore I don't get my "free-play" time any more and I've noticed that now I've gained weight - eating out of frustration!
Gaaaaah! I will make you regret that you ever asked the dayvsnight question!
I actually miss the feeling of no-sleep - that kind of alien brain quality to day-time when you've had no sleep and can't sleep. I used to purposely work to get to that place where the world is very buzzy and it feels like an acid trip that is about to go bad. Masochistic?
I've just gotten bored with day time forums... think I'll go take a nap and get ready for the night owls.
I'm definitely a night owl. However, when work rolls around I can get back into the more miserable habit of waking up early and going to bed early. I can do it pretty comfortably but I rather be up till 3a.
I guess I could be a night owl. I spend everyday up till 2-3am.
I often stay up until 4-5am, but it's pretty easy to get back on schedule if I have to.
The most important thing is getting the right amount of sleep; while the quality is generally worse in the daytime, it's not such a difference that it'll affect your lifestyle. Getting too much or too little sleep regularly can affect your overall health, increasing the chance developing certain disorders--diabetes included.
I stay up pretty late, usually until about 4am. I'm a big baby in the morning, I hate waking up.
I used to be a night owl, but then I went to college and realized that I couldn't spend my days sleeping in until 11am. So then I became Day Hawk.
Presently I am day timers. I work in day. T was night owl at school time. Wow What days that are!
I really come alive at night, have more energy, seems like my brain works better when the sun is down. Unfortunately I also have a daytime job, but I still stay up way too late...and during work hours Im pretty much toast. So Im gona have to work on my sleep habits if I want to keep my job, because Ive been gettin pretty goofy lately and people are starting to wonder. I even joined a facebook club called "People who stay up too late even though need to be at work early", and it has a lot of members....
Early bird here... (although it's almost midnight my time and I'm still writing!).
Someone told me about a disorder called Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome tonight so I wrote a Hub and published it just now... It's about us night owls. Is that promoting my Hub?
Good on you girl! I've been meaning to do this forever, and probably will at some point. I'm more interested in doing it from my personal examples and experience though. Now I can just reference your hub for the basics.
I am normally a night owl. I am most creative late at night or early in the morning.
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