Early bird or night owl?

Hello, my pretties! How are you all doing? Everyone staying healthy and safe? I really do hope so!

I’m finally back to full-time, which means time is… not really available for most things. I didn’t want to spend too long away from here, though, so I just drop by to leave a quick question for all of you!

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

I can say for myself that I am a miserable combination of both – I wake up some time around six and can’t really go into deep sleep anymore, and then, once it’s bedtime for any sensible person, my ideas want to come out and play and have me do anything other than sleeping. It’s been like this since I can remember, and not even sleeping pills have fixed the issue.

What about you all? I’d love to hear from you, and, if you are an early to bed, early to rise person, tell me about it! I’m always very curious about the likes of you!

See you all on the next post (or in the comments), and stay safe!

26 thoughts on “Early bird or night owl?”

  1. Having a full time job for so many years has made me an early bird… during the week. I’m up at 5am, Monday through Friday. On the weekends, though, that habit begins to change… quickly. I find myself staying up later on Friday night, and then sleeping later on Saturday. On Sunday, I have to reign myself in because… Monday. If I have vacation or just a longer weekend, though, I typically settle out at going to bed between 1 & 2 in the morning and waking up about 8 hours later. I guess, if left to my own devices, I’m a bit more of a night owl, but my required work habits make me mostly an early bird. I don’t have much problem getting up early, so long as I don’t go to bed too late. If I get between 6 and 7 hours of sleep each night during the week, I’m pretty good each day.
    But yes, I get those evenings when ideas start bouncing around my melon. Sleep does not come easily then, and 5am is WAY too early.

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    1. I feel you there. I started waking up early since I started school, and mostly always early for something – work, classes, etc. I’m an early bird in habit and yet a night owl at heart. :( I hope you’re doing well!

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    1. Tell me about it! Sometimes I have to sign something and have no idea what day it is! It feels like the week is MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday all in the same day!

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      1. I grew up on farms, then on the track team, then working agriculture and finally got up early to beat traffic. When I hit fifty, I found I couldn’t sleep past four…

        Not so bad. It’s very VERY quiet…

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        1. Yeah, sounds like a life conductive to waking up early. And you do have a point, early morning is a great time for a lot of things, even if just hearing yourself think! :)

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    1. Lazy bird sounds great! :) And I guess it’s as good time as any. I’m always fascinated by the times of the day people are productive, it’s one of those things that shouldn’t interest me so much yet do!

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    1. Oh, hi, hello, are you me by any chance? I’m a mental pile of mush between 10 am and 6 pm, give or take. Which incidentally happen to be times within my work day. x.x

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  2. Night owl. And I wish I wasn’t. Maintaining a functional sleep cycle has always been really hard for me. Even when I do get up early, I find my brain just doesn’t want to work well in the mornings. It *does* want to work in the evenings, but I can’t give it too much to play with then, because if I do it will get all wired up and I won’t be able to shut it off and sleep, so I’ll be up really late … and then I’ll sleep in the next morning to compensate … and then it will be harder again the next night … and it just gets worse and worse until it’s completely impossible.

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    1. I feel you so much there. This has been my life for years, since I can remember. I started waking up at 6:30 since I started school (whoever said just wake up early and you’ll get used lied), and even earlier when I was in uni, but my sleep cycle never switched to that of an early bird. I can drag myself out of bed at 5 am if needed, but my brain is probably actually awake at around 10. x.x

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  3. I am naturally a night owl, but have had to convert because of my job. I still struggle with mornings even after working for 37 years. However I have learned (recently) that creating a sleep routine is very important. Sleep hygiene, it’s a thing, and it’s healthy.

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    1. So sorry it took me this long, this had gone to spam for some reason! And I feel you so much there. I can wake up early and do M-F, but I’m always in a semi-awake state for the first hours of the morning. x.x I should definitely try better sleep hygiene!

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