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Night Owls vs. Day Timers

  1. figment profile image80
    figmentposted 8 years ago

    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.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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        logic,commonsenseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        What do you do the rest of the time, work?

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          cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          smile 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...

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            logic,commonsenseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I'm right there with ya!  If it wasn't for work I wouldn't have anything to do at all! smile

            1. blondepoet profile image71
              blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Good morning Logic what's for breakfast? 7.30am here in Oz.

              1. profile image63
                logic,commonsenseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                G'day BP! 
                Don't you have tons of chocolates from Valentine's Day to sample! smile

                1. blondepoet profile image71
                  blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  No sniff sniff Logic, there is nothing here but two eggs in the fridge and a can of baked beans in the pantry.

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                    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Can I send you some prawns and sushi? smile

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                lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Hey Blonde, how ya been?

                Oh, Night Owl btw

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              cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              smile

  2. Dale Mazurek profile image69
    Dale Mazurekposted 8 years ago

    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.

    Dale

  3. double_frick profile image60
    double_frickposted 8 years ago

    its almost 1 am here.

    is there a real difference in the interaction between day and night on here??

    1. figment profile image80
      figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I definitely see the same people at different times.  Seems to be more serious people during "office hours".

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    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    4:42 in PA...

    1. bonny2010 profile image68
      bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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

      1. figment profile image80
        figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. rmcrayne profile image98
          rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I can relate.  I'm in Texas.  And a nightowl.  Have you ever heard of delayed sleep phase syndrome?

          1. figment profile image80
            figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            No, what is it?

            1. figment profile image80
              figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              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.

              1. rmcrayne profile image98
                rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                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.  hmm

                1. Faybe Bay profile image72
                  Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  help can't catch anyone I know

  5. VioletSun profile image79
    VioletSunposted 8 years ago

    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.

  6. thisisoli profile image74
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I like to work late, up until around 2-3am usually.

  7. WriteAngled profile image84
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    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.

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    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    the daytimers seem to be a little more conservative and the nighties a little more risque!

    1. WriteAngled profile image84
      WriteAngledposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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. smile

      1. figment profile image80
        figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well said WriteAngled

    2. figment profile image80
      figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree logic

      1. blondepoet profile image71
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Does that make you a night-timer Logic? ROFL.

  9. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    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.

  10. wrenfrost56 profile image80
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    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. smile

  11. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I used to be a night owl but I can't stay up too late anymore smile

    1. blondepoet profile image71
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Me too UW. I am a goner by 10.00pm. If I lay down on the couch to watch a movie at night, I can guarantee I will wake up early hours in the morning wondering where I am.

  12. figment profile image80
    figmentposted 8 years ago

    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.

  13. lovelypaper profile image66
    lovelypaperposted 8 years ago

    I adapt to whatever shift I'm working, but I am at my best in the mornign AFTER my coffee.

  14. figment profile image80
    figmentposted 8 years ago

    Now the Night Owls will come out and play!!

    1. figment profile image80
      figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      7:30 in Texas

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    5:50 in Oregon.  I'm just getting warmed up.

  16. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    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.

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    StormRyderposted 8 years ago

    I have insomnia and sleep maybe 3-4 hours a night so I spend some of that time here smile

    1. figment profile image80
      figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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)

      1. figment profile image80
        figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No interaction during the day on my forums.  great responses at night.  Go figure.

        1. jonathanacosta17 profile image57
          jonathanacosta17posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          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?

          1. figment profile image80
            figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            i thought i'd experiment today.  i definitely like night time better. its about to be 12 pm here in Texas. I've had no sleep and only one cup of coffee

    2. mega1 profile image78
      mega1posted 8 years ago

      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!  lol

      1. figment profile image80
        figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        NEVER!! I have no regrets!  : )

    3. mega1 profile image78
      mega1posted 8 years ago

      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?

      1. figment profile image80
        figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        exactly what i'm working on

        1. figment profile image80
          figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I've just gotten bored with day time forums... think I'll go take a nap and get ready for the night owls.

          1. figment profile image80
            figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            The forums are getting more entertaining.  Thank you to all the enjoyable Night Owls...Day Timers are tooooo serious!

    4. yenajeon profile image80
      yenajeonposted 8 years ago

      I'm a night owl Hoot Hoot!

    5. torimari profile image68
      torimariposted 8 years ago

      I'm definitely a night owl. smile 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.

    6. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 8 years ago

      I guess I could be a night owl. I spend everyday up till 2-3am. smile

      1. figment profile image80
        figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        By my observation, night owls are more fun. *over all

    7. Dalyinx profile image76
      Dalyinxposted 8 years ago

      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.

    8. profile image0
      Jared in Vegasposted 8 years ago

      I stay up pretty late, usually until about 4am.  I'm a big baby in the morning, I hate waking up.

      1. figment profile image80
        figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        me too...its the worst part of my day (which usually doesn't start until about 3pm (us central time)

    9. profile image0
      LegendaryHeroposted 8 years ago

      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.

      1. figment profile image80
        figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        someone just told me there is actually a disorder called Delayed Sleep-Phase Syndrome.  Its when a person cannot adjust to a "normal" night time sleep schedule.

        I like that.... Day Hawk  smile

    10. pooja0908 profile image64
      pooja0908posted 8 years ago

      Presently I am day timers. I work in day. T was night owl at school time. Wow What days that are!

    11. defenestratethis profile image56
      defenestratethisposted 8 years ago

      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....

      1. rmcrayne profile image98
        rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Been there, done that.  Again I say, 'delayed sleep phase syndrome'.

    12. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 8 years ago

      I'm an early bird-no doubt about it! lol

    13. Write at Home profile image61
      Write at Homeposted 8 years ago

      Early bird here... (although it's almost midnight my time and I'm still writing!).

    14. profile image0
      B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 8 years ago

      it is 2:45 am, Weds. morning in Ohio currently

    15. figment profile image80
      figmentposted 8 years ago

      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?

      1. rmcrayne profile image98
        rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. figment profile image80
          figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for telling me about it

    16. Glenn S. profile image56
      Glenn S.posted 8 years ago

      I am normally a night owl. I am most creative late at night or early in the morning.

     
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