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Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Asked by tedibear (16076 points ) August 19th, 2008

Personally, I’d rather stay up late, but work circumstances force me to be an early bird. When I’m on vacation, I revert to my night owl ways. What about you?

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Cardinal's avatar

In Seattle, it is 4:55 am, getting ready for worrk. Well it was, now 5:11, had to feed the dogs and cats.

mzgator's avatar

I am an early bird. Even if I stay up late, I can’t help but wake up early. I hate that about myself, have tried to change it, but can’t do it!

phred78's avatar

Night owl. I hate getting up in the morning, it’s always so hard…

rockstar's avatar

Night owl. I always hit the snooze button multiple times.

Harp's avatar

I’m a dyed-in-the-wool early bird. It’s impossible for me to sleep past 7:00AM, and I’m alert and ready to go as soon as my alarm goes off at 5:00 on weekdays. I’m on vacation right now, 7 time zones east of home, and I still wake up by 7:00.

Megan64's avatar

I was a night own for a good percentage of my life. I was a bartender, off at 4:00 and would often stay up until 6 or so, just GTD in the nice quiet. This was when the internet was just beginning to get started, so laundry, checkbook balancing etc. I liked the alone time. Then I became a teacher which turned me into a morning person, and then I became a parent, which added to that morning necessity. Now getting up early doesn’t bother me, and I’m usually up until 11 or 12 at night. If I had my way, I don’t know if I’d revert to the night owl or not. I think I just like the quiet time and it doesn’t really matter if it’s in the early morning before I’ve slept or after. I do know that I like to sleep…

crunchaweezy's avatar

All day owl :p

It’s 8:38am in New Jersey and I still haven’t gone to sleep.

whatthefluther's avatar

@crunchaweezy…me, too! It’s 5:53 AM in Los Angeles and I still have not gone to sleep, which is highly overrated, by the way. This aspect of retirement is wonderful.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

I burn both ends. I love 4:30 a.m. whether I am getting up or going to bed at that time. It’s almost certainly one or the other.

Snoopy's avatar

I am and have always been a night owl. I tolerate the mornings to function in society. But I LOVE having the house all to myself at night.

flameboi's avatar

Owl, all the way to the end

wilhel1812's avatar

Night owl. I sleep during day and hunt lurves during night.

Bri_L's avatar

Big time night owl. Very much like Snoopy. I love having the house to my self

Skyrail's avatar

School causes me to be an early owl (6:00am) but when I’ve not got school I stay in bed way too late, but I stay up even later (early morning, 2:00am).

robmandu's avatar

Both: responsibilities keep me up ‘til late… and workouts require I get up early. Averaging 6.5 hours sleep most nites.

crunchaweezy's avatar

I average about -5 hours sleep time

phred78's avatar

5 hours of sleep? Wow… I need my 8 hours and can easily sleep 10 or 11 hours. I get really cranky otherwise.

redsgirl4eva's avatar

definetely night owl here I never get up early except if I have to do something. I may be up at 4:30–5:00 in the morning sometimes but that is because I have not gone to bed yet lol. Morning -Who invented them anyways? I hate mornings even I am not up most of the night.

phred78's avatar

Yeah, mornings suck LOL
I can’t get anything done before 11am :S

do_re_mi's avatar

A night owl. Always have been. However, I can still get up at 6, having slept an hour or so, or even not go to bed when I need to be out early. This has always been the case, no matter how tired or worn out.

I love to lie in till midday whenever possible. Nothing beats that! I hate mornings..

wrestlemaniac's avatar

i’m not a night owl but i’m the know as the night prowler, sometimes i sneak out of my house to walk the streets, other times i just stay awake through the night, it’s no wonder my friends call me dracula.

sarapnsc's avatar

Early Bird for sure! I love getting up in the morning and listening to nothing. I manage to slip in a couple of hours of quite, before I start to hear the hustle & bustle of cars and life starting to stir around in the distance.

I love to get whatever I have to do, finished and over with, so I can enjoy the rest of my day! I’m normally finished with dr. appts. grocery shopping, washing car & so forth, by 10 or 11 am. I spend the rest of the day loping and doing whatever, knowing I am not pressed for time.

It doesn’t matter how late I say I am going to sleep, even if I don’t set the alarm clock, I still wake up early every morning, almost like clock work, about the same time, every morning! I think my body has just been programmed to do this, because of school & having a job since I was 15. That is the only thing I can figure out.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

interesting (as dracula)

jlm11f's avatar

I am a night person in general. My brain turns on at 10 pm. If given the opportunity, I would rather sleep @ 6 am, then sleep at whenever it is that normal people sleep. Of course, classes and general life force me to wake up early in the morning (when not on vacation), but I still haven’t been able to get used to it. So whenever I wake up early, I do it kicking and screaming and being all around grumpy. Still trying to convert myself from night owl to early bird…so far…no luck :(

wrestlemaniac's avatar

i can help you in that, first of all you need to, well lessen the grumpiness. :)

augustlan's avatar

Night owl…always have been, always will be. Even when I had to get up @ 6am, I was never asleep before 1am. Now that I don’t have to get up that early, I’m lucky to get to sleep before 2. I generally get 5 or fewer hours of sleep a night. Not fun.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

cry baby…. :)

augustlan's avatar

wahh, wahh

tinyfaery's avatar

Hoot Hoot!

gooch's avatar

Actually I consider myself neither a wake up at 6:15 am every morning and go to bed between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm almost every night. I am a creature of habit.

wilhel1812's avatar

+1 for 6:15.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

i wake up at 5:00 am usually.

wilhel1812's avatar

wow, when do you go to bed?

wrestlemaniac's avatar

depends, sometimes around 8:00pm during school days, other times around 1 in the morning.

wilhel1812's avatar

wow, that’s a rhythm i could never get into. i need to stay up ‘till at least 00:00. all the fun happens on the interwebs at that time :p

wrestlemaniac's avatar

well you get used to it.

Larssenabdo's avatar

Exactly like you, Tedibear. In a perfect world, I will be up til about 2am. Since I have to work for a living, there is nothing perfect about it.

scamp's avatar

The only time I enjoy 6 am is if I stayed up long enough to see it! I start work at 9:30 am but I still don’t go to sleep until some time after 1:00. I’m a hopeless night owl!!

sccrowell's avatar

I’m definitely a night person and only with a couple of Redbulls can become a morning person….

jca's avatar

when i’m on vacation, which to me is the test of my true self, i go to bed around 12 or 1 and wake up around 8. i think that makes me neither a night owl nor an early bird. i’m right in the middle. for work, i go to bed around 12 and wake up around 6 or 6:30.

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