questionsare you a morning person or a night owl?

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Both. I go to bed around 1AM and wake up around 5:30AM. I play catch up on the weekends.

For what it's worth: I think all owl's are mighty.

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I grew up in a restaurant family, so everyone in my family are night owls. I absolutely hate mornings, coffee is my only friend until noon.

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@inkycatz: Hey, that one's mine! :)

How long should questions be out before they can be asked without being tattled as a dup?

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I might go to sleep early or a might not. So I am definitely a Might Owl.

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@inkycatz: Now wait just a doggone minute. This is not a duplicate question. @lumpthar is asking about Might Owls. This has never been discussed before.

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Oops. That was a funny typo. That's probably why the server didn't flag it as a duplicate when I posted it.

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oh man, i can go on for hours on this subject. ever since i was a little kid, as far back as i can remember, i would stay awake in bed for hours after bed time. i'd get put to bet at 8, and i'd still be up at 11 asking my parents for water and just generally not sleeping. no matter how tired or exhausted i am, i always get a "second wind" at around 11pm every night without fail. i use to paint houses for a summer job and after getting at work at 7am, and painting out in the sun all day, i'd get home and just be dead on my feet. i'd always think "damn i cant wait to fall asleep" then 11pm would roll around and it feels like someone injects espresso directly into my veins. once i got a real job with real insurance, i started taking ambien. i hate the stuff, you wake up feeling drunk, it majorly affects your short term memory, and more than once i've woken up naked on the sofa with no recollection of how i got there. its nasty stuff. cont...

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i made it all through high school and college without being a stoner, but recently i discovered the magic of mj in terms of being a sleep aid. a few hits and i can fall asleep in 20 minutes. i've never in my life been able to fall asleep that fast (unless i get black out drunk, which sucks). the problem is, i dont live in a legal state. but if i have to choose between a ticket, and not sleeping, i'll take the ticket. those who have no issue sleeping, have no idea how horrible it is not to be able to. to be always tired, and run down feeling, and to not be able to do the most natural thing in the world, which is falling asleep. its a frustration i can't even begin to describe. on weekends, or vacations, i will typially stay up until 6 or 7 am before finally going to bed. sometimes i'll get time off and my wife wont, and she'll wake up at 6 in the morning to get ready, and i'm out making breakfast for her. its genuinely maddening. cont...

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so as a result, i'm a 30 year old man who sleeps until 1pm on weekends. i feel like such a bum, but i dont sleep more than most people, i just sleep at different times. i cant remember the name, but there is a disorder, where your cycadian (sp) rhythm is reversed from most people. its common in college students who cant keep normal schedules, but its only temporary. in rare cases, it affects a person their entire life (i think i'm one of those cases). its hard to explain, but i always seem to have more energy, and be more alert at night (no i dont read twilight, and i'm not a sparkly vampire). anyway, sorry to drone on, but i was excited to see this topic, and i'm looking forward to reading others stories. hopefully somebody has some info that can help.

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Woot turned me into a night owl. I used to go to bed around 10PM and get up at 4:45AM to get an early start on the day. Plenty of time before work for breakfast and to catch up with TV shows I may have recorded the night before.

Then I started staying up until midnight to see the new Woot deals posted, going to bed about 15 minutes later. Now I'm staying up until 1:30AM, messing around online or catching up with recorded TV. I get up at 6AM during the week and 7:30 on weekends.

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I'm such a night owl I could be one of the guardian owls of legend.

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I like Mighty Mouse. Does that count?

(I liked the title better before it was corrected.)

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I'm definitely a morning person. Ideally I'd sleep about 10:30pm-6:30am. But my life currently works better if I'm at work by 6am, so I try to head towards bed around 9pm and wake up at 5am.

I have had to work some swing and night shifts before for a couple of weeks at a time. It's never fun for me and the transition is tough. But I've been able to do it. I think it helps that I've always been on travel, so I was able to sleep as much as I needed while I wasn't at work. I think it would be a lot harder to adjust to second or third shift if I was at home.

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I'm a night owl who pays for it in the morning. It seems like a good idea to stay up watching Growing Pains, but 6:30 AM is there to remind me it wasn't.

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I really wish I was an early bird but I'm not I have been a night owl since I was a kid

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I always thought of myself as a night owl until I started working my new position about 4 years ago. I work 10-8 and believe me, it is exhausting! It seems like I wake up, go to work then come home and go right to bed. I think I might be a morning person after all.

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@gt0163c: Do I know you?

I used to be gt0437a

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@conanthelibrarian: 10A-8P is a very hard shift. I can see your problem. You still have to get there early enough in the morning so you can't really get up and running, but you don't have enough time after to really wind down before you have to get your sleep on.

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I seriously woke up 15 minutes ago.

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@rockytrh: i know what you mean. most people "sleep in" on saturday, and for most resonsibly adults that means getting up around 9 or 10am, nothing too late. asking me to go to bed at midnight, would be like asking a normal person to go to bed at noon on a saturday. they would think, "i am fully energized, i couldn't sleep if i wanted to" and thats exactly how i feel when i get into bed at midnight or 1am on a weeknight. i feel like i'm going to bed early

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I like Night work. My first job I worked 1st and 2nd shifts (7am-4pm and 3pm-11:30pm respectively) and I preferred 2nd for work purposes. The only setback is that it limited my social life to the early afternoon or late night.

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Night owl. So fortunate that I work at home. Bedtime is around 1:30, 2:00, get up around 9 a.m. Perfect for me.