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Are you a morning person?

Asked by gravity (3101 points ) August 4th, 2010

If you are not a morning person, do you feel guilty about it? I am a night person by nature and feel guilty that I don’t love waking up early. I have to be at work at 7AM and I dread the mornings and hate that I can’t stay up late. Anyone else in the same boat?

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WestRiverrat's avatar

no, I am not a morning person. I work graveyard shift. I can get up early if I want to, but I hate getting up because I have to.

sleepdoc's avatar

I am a moring person. Even when it is a day that I don’t have to work, I get much more accomplished in the morning than the rest of the day

zophu's avatar

I’m a morning person, if I stay up all night. I do like getting up early on the mornings where I have something that actually matters to do. Work isn’t one of those things.

Aster's avatar

No, not a morning person. After many years of getting kids up for school, cooking a decent breakfast and getting them out the door? I’m Still lovin’ not doing it !!
I don’t even like to TALK much when I get up. Then in half an hour I’m fine.

mrentropy's avatar

I’m definitely a morning person. I even get up around 3am these days. Not by choice, I just wake up. If I were allowed to work at home I’d probably have everything done by noon.

BoBo1946's avatar

I’m a morning person. Usually, get up about 5am. And, go to bed between 9 and 10pm. “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise!” Whoever came up with that phrase, is full of shit!

aprilsimnel's avatar

I’ll get up early because that’s the only time to get anything worthwhile done, but on the whole, I feel my best between 7pm-12am. I love the nightlife! I got to boogie on the disco ‘round, oh, yeah!

bob_'s avatar

NO!

@BoBo1946 Go make me a sandwich while I hit the snooze button two or three times.

marinelife's avatar

I am a morning person by nature. I have learned to stay up late and sleep late because of my husband’s work schedule. he is a night person so he loves it.

Allie's avatar

Definitely not a morning person, and I feel no guilt whatsoever. I hate that I shouldn’t stay up late but I do anyway because I want to go out with my friends. The mornings following nights I go out are even more difficult. The fact that I stayed out late AND I’m not a morning person are like double whammies. Just gotta suck it up I guess to get shit done, but I complain about the mornings/bitch and whine and groan to anyone who will listen. It’s a lovely character trait, I know.
@Aster I don’t talk much right after I wake up either. It takes me about an hour or so to adjust completely. My family used to joke and tease me about how dead I am when I just get up, but how chatter-y and lively I am later.

BoBo1946's avatar

@bob_ oh, i’m sure it was you who came up with that phrase!

stardust's avatar

I’m not not a morning person. I like to sleep on when I can, but I also like to have the whole day to pack in as much greatness as I can. World domination next, eh. Ideally, I like to have the best of both worlds.

Brenna_o's avatar

I can be a night owl, and an early bird in the same day.. It just depends on what the day ahead of me holds wether I can be a person or not.

mYcHeMiCaLrOmAnCe's avatar

no. I’m a night person.
I hate it when I have to wake up early. I really hate it.
people have many things to do in the morning
but now, the only thing I do in the morning is sleep (but it’s only ‘cause I’m on holidays. I love the summer, only for that)

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

I am such a morning person, school days I wake up early, weekend I also wake up early which really bugs me!
But if I stay up very late friday night then I could go on sleeping maybe until 11:30 or something on saturday:)

josie's avatar

As long as there is Starbucks, I am absolutely a morning person. Anyway, human beings are biologically designed to retire early and rise early. It is the nature of the beast to be a morning person. Plus is it is more pleasant.

gravity's avatar

one day…. one day maybe I can be a flippin &%#$ morning person too… ehk

zannajune's avatar

I am not a morning person by nature, but life is forcing me to become one.

I used to feel guilty about it because society doesn’t seem to approve of the staying up late waking up late lifestyle. I used to wake up late a lot because I didn’t work until later in the day, but I still somehow felt bad about it.

JilltheTooth's avatar

I’m seriously a morning person. If I’m still in bed after 6:30 AM I feel like the day’s half gone!
Of course I’m stupid as dirt til 10:00 but I’m UP, I tell you, UP!

Cruiser's avatar

I hate sleep…it is such a waste of time so late to bed early to rise is my motto! Up every day around 5 am.

filmfann's avatar

I am not a morning person, but on the weekends I tent to get up at 5am.
If I am on vacation, the third week will find me up at night, sleeping all morning.

jazmina88's avatar

oof….2 am, I’m awesome, so alert. but i do not get up early any longer. :):)
I’m still grouchy….....but i’m smilin…..:)

YARNLADY's avatar

I was able to fit myself into a daily work schedule by going to bed around 9 pm and getting up at 7 am, but as soon as I was not tied to someone else’s schedule, I stay up until 2 am and sleep until noon.

loser's avatar

I am SO not a morning person. I actually feel sick when I have to be at work really early.

le_inferno's avatar

Oh hell no…
I hate getting up early. People say they feel like the day is half gone when they sleep in, but when I go to bed early, I feel like I lose out on peaceful night hours. Plus, on days I can sleep in, it’s not like I’ve got anything better to do in the early morning hours.

anartist's avatar

Not in this lifetime.

Although I strongly suspect natural [not those who force themselves to adjust to a work day that starts early] morning people are3 both happier and more successful.

Symbeline's avatar

I love the night and am 100% nocturnal. Mornings, I detest thee. No matter that I’m forced to rise with the Sun, I still bloody resent it.
I miss all those Winter evenings when I used to wake up at five PM, then go about my ’‘day’’. I feel it’s my element, and I curse the dawn and muttering Summer lawnmowers and people everywhere.
I don’t feel guilty, either. I think I’ve exhausted my potential for whatever culpability this is supposed to bring by being a denizen of the rat race these days, anyway.

Jude's avatar

I like morning sex. Other than that, not so much.

Kraigmo's avatar

I hate getting up early. If I get up early, my day is ruined. It means I’ll be too exhausted to do anything except go to work, then sit on a chair all day after that.

If I get up around noon, then I have plenty of energy and can be productive a lot more. And enjoy my time off after that a lot more.

If I wake up at 7am, I lose my entire day. It’s gone and destroyed.

If I wake up after 11am, then the day will be great.

loser's avatar

@Kraigmo I think we were seperated at birth or something!

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Yep. How can I start the day without greeting the sun?

gravity's avatar

Once again I have stayed up wayyyy too late… grrrrrr but i like it! my best hours are at night

Jabe73's avatar

No, I am used to either working in the evening or overnight so I usually will go to bed by 6:00 am. Even when I worked day shift I wasn’t a morning person. Nothing to feel guilty about for me.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I’m at my intellectual peak in the wee hours of the morning. I can extend this into traditional “morning” by not sleeping and wearing dark glasses if I have to go out. I’m like a vampire though, sunrise saps my energy.

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