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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 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...
Oh boy oh boy now you are talking...... Back in 5min am walking to the shop up the road to get some Wasabi and Soy Sauce. Am using automatic typing, must save the strength in my fingers for peeling those prawns. WOO HOO!!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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)
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'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 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 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....
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.
WOH! I pretty much stayed up all night and I sleep all crazy hours anymore. I just slept for a hour before having to wake up and help a new partner of mine from Switzerland.Just never seems to be enough time in a day!...