(Closed) Are you a "night owl" or an "early bird"?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Are you a "night owl" or an "early bird"?

    Night owl

    Early bird

    Early bird but not by choice

    Night owl but not by choice

    I don't sleep

    Neither, please feel free to explain

  • Post # 32
    886 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Early bird married to a night owl here. I feel sick/queasy, super cold and can’t think straight if I stay up past 10. My brain totally shuts down by midnight to 2 AM. Then I get a second wind around 3 to 4 AM. My ideal schedule is getting to bed by 9 and up by 5. I never use an alarm clock. When I wake up, I’m totaaly wide awake and ready to go. DH says I look like I wasn’t even sleeping at all, ie no bed head or look of confusion that he always gets. He can’t function without coffee in the mornings. For as much as night owls seem to envy early birds, I’ll say that being an early bird totally kills your social life. Most of my friends cheerily socialize to all hours of the night, meanwhile I’m ready to die. It sucks.

    Post # 33
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m a night owl and I HATE that the world is run by early birds.

    Post # 34
    4045 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I love mornings. I feel happy and peaceful. I love the sunrise. I love breakfast. I love hearing birds chirp. That said, I also love sleeping in and staying curled up under the covers.

    I’m not much of a night owl. I’m not energized. I like to be alone and lazy.

    Post # 35
    166 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m an early bird, even if I go out the night before I still wake up early. If I don’t i feel I wasted the whole day.

    Post # 36
    2467 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    wow, I never would have thought I was an early bird until I read these responses, lol! I like waking up around 8:30am ideally, but usually am up more like at 7/7:30. today, for example, I “slept in” til 9am 🙂 I’m usually most productive from like 3-6pm– I get a rush of adrenaline to finish working as much as possible before dinner. I basically turn into a pumpkin though around 10:30pm. the only time I’m up past like 1am is if I have crazy stress-related insomnia or am out late with friends or something–really only a couple times per year.

    Post # 37
    2959 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Work forces me to be an early bird and everyone knows I am NOT happy about it! The rule in our home is that no one is to bother me or even talk to me the first hour I am awake. I am very grumpy!

    In the summer, I revert to my natural rhythm. I tend to go to bed around 1 or 2 AM and get up around 9 AM.

    Post # 38
    9076 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’m so much of a night owl I don’t sleep.

    My husband’s car has a flat, so I’ve been “forced” into an early bird lifestyle when he’s home since I need to drive him into work. But truthfully, when he’s gone, I stay up all hours of the night. Always have… dunno why.

    Post # 39
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Defintely an early bird! I feel like everyone in my life are night owls, though. Even when I was kid, on weekends I would get up and have the whole house to myself for hours, and eventually I’d get bored and go and try to wake my ma and little sister up. My SO is more of a night person. My best friends are both night people. I used to fall asleep at eleven thirty (at the latest) no matter where I was. I’d be up by six, six thirty in the morning. I’ve kind of trained myself to stay up later, but I have a lot of trouble sleeping in. And no matter what I do, I just don’t feel right, mentally or physically, when I stay up until one and sleep in until nine or ten. I feel icky and grumpy, and a lot of times I’ll get a headache. I feel so much better when I’m up earlier, and to bed earlier. Now I just need some friends who are the same way!

    Post # 40
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m defintely a night owl.  Even if I get 10+ hours of sleep, I still have a really hard time getting up in the morning and getting going.  I am not a morning person, at all what-so-ever!  🙂

    Post # 41
    11231 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I am a late morning-afternoon person. I need 9-10 hours of sleep (down from 11-12 as a teen), but I get tired around 9-10PM. I get up at 6 for work, but I hate it.

    Post # 42
    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    Night owl and not by choice.  I hate being awake so late all the time.  I try to go to bed early but I end up tossing and turning until the wee hours of the morning.  I have to have something to help me sleep.  I was taking Ambien but I didn’t like that I had to take it every night so I got off it but now I take Tylenol PM nightly.

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