Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by soctal, Apr 29, 2009.
How night owls are cleverer and richer than people who rise early
I've always been a night owl. For as long as I can remember. I remember being 4-5 years old and not wanting to go to bed or get up in the AM.
It wasn't until I met my husband who had to get up early for work, and then having to get up for work also that I started getting up early. Then along comes baby now a toddler who wakes up at 7am 7 days a week.
I really hate it. I hate being tired at 9:00 at night. If I had it my way, I would stay up and work until 2am. I can get SO much more work done at night.
Thank you for this post. Now I finally have a good response to my friends and family who always bash me for staying up late and sleeping in. I always tell them I work better at night anyway. Of course, they don't understand my way of thinking with their "real" jobs and what not..
thanks, just as i have suspected all along... i couldnt up before 10am if you set the bed on fire and i have never been able to sleep until 2am (im at my best from 10pm-1am).. nice to know im a genius and not a layabout
ya, my family thinks i am nuts because i stay up till 2-3 in the morning and get up between 9-10 in the morning...i try to go to bed early but i just end up laying in bed with my mind wondering about all the things i could be doing...
I've know the stigma of sleeping late and staying up late all my life and have gotten nothing but sh*t from family and the jealous, resentful nine to fivers...
Some day I know I will be rich (since that is the only standard most people rely on) and I will be LMAO all the way to the bank.
I haven't been going to sleep until 3, 4, or 5 in the morning since I became more active in this good-for-nothing forum.
Guess that I am the only one in this BHW thread who actually wake-up everyday at 5 o'clock in the morning...
No wonder, I get tired in the afternoon and VERY lazy in the evening...
The news got me thinking of adjusting my sleep pattern for my benefits...
I always work at night and through the early morning hours. I find that there are less distractions, it is much more peaceful, and I can focus much better.
Ultimately, I think it's a preferential thing . . . Some people love to get up at the break of dawn and go to bed at 8:00 PM. Being a musician most of my life, I got used to "The Night Life", since that's the time people go to clubs and musicians perform. And even though I don't play out full-time anymore, I still function best as a "Night Owl".
Cheers! - "Wiz"
My problem is I'm a night owl and an early bird! I'm always working and even when I'm laying in bed I'm thinking there are things that I could be up doing. I figure I'll sleep when I'm dead...make the money NOW!
There have been times in my life when because of a day job... video I was working on, or time in the military, I was up at first light, I got used to it... at least while I had to. Once the commitment was done, give me a few days and I'd drift right back to my night owl ways.
I am... a creature of the night.
everyone thinks they're clever
I'm glad I saw this. Now I can give scientific evidence to the reason why I am a night owl, and why I am sooooo much more clever than they are.
Everything cool always happends at night probably due timezone WHen US starts rolling after work and shit here people go sleep =/
While the research is persuasive, I would like to know the subjects' age.
My suspicion is that there is more stress for those who are forced to adhere to a very rigid and demanding schedule, e.g. getting up early, rush hours, etc.
Over a period of many years, that daily stress can wear a person down.
So, I would tend to pick young subjects for the above experiment to reduce the impact of chronic stress.
Btw, I am an owl, but I prefer to give the larks the benefit of doubt. I do think larks have more stress and that can be damaging mentally and physically over a period of years. The research may need to adjust for that stress difference before one can be more confident of the validity of the conclusion.
cheers to wiz and I myself work at night. a lot of distractions in the day
Polyphasic sleep is the way to go... 6 30 minute naps throughout the day will get you through REM cycles if you practice for a couple weeks. Google it
I've heard this is only good for a few months, after that it becomes unhealthy, but i guess the body can adjust to it after doing it for months.
Even though i tend to work late in the night too, i'm still remaining skeptical about this. I remember sleeping at 6am and waking up at 2pm.
I felt horrible.
This is just like that one time some people at my school handed out articles about how smoking weed is healthy. Ofcourse the ones who smoked actualy believed it. I think it's pretty similar to this article.
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