Ancient peoples feared & dreaded the night because they viewed the night to be quite suspect, even evil. They contended that more nefarious, even demonic activities occurred at night. This was why ancient peoples oftentimes stayed indoors & won't, under any circumstances, venture out in the night. They believed that nefarious elements, both human & non-human, inhabited & were more dominant during the night.
Modern peoples fear & dread daytime because many have to do slave work in jobs they hate. They hate the daytime because they have to get up & work that 9-5 in a stressful work environment for a boss who view them as a mere working automaton. To them, daytime is a living hell which they must work away until that.......ANTICIPATED RETIREMENT DAY.