Many people I know mistake my daytime sluggishness to plain old laziness when in fact it’s just because I’m a complete night owl.
My productivity level multiplies by about ten once the clock passes 5PM because it’s natural for me to work after the sun sets. But at the same time I can reprogram quickly if need be and wake up early in the morning. I wouldn’t like it but I’ll do it (ahem, school). That’s why I loved the fact that I mostly got to choose my own schedule during university.
By the way I’ve read that being a night owl is genetic and not the result of poor sleeping habits. So really, who can blame a night owl for falling asleep in an 8AM class? Okay, now I’m just trying to justify the reason I fell asleep in my computer science lab once. But actually I could only concentrate on the assignments in the middle of the night. Programmers, you know what I’m talking about right? And sometimes it’s because I was watching Dragonball Z…
There’s a good portion of my family who are early birds and they always tell me that it’s not good for me to be sleeping so late. But why should I go to sleep during my peak productivity hours? I can get things done in the morning but not as much as I can during the middle of the night. My memory is sharper, I’m more creative, and I have all of my energy.
I’m not condoning sleeping in the early hours of the day. I’m just saying that that’s how I am. Obviously there are some downsides. There are days when I’m just so inspired that I forget to go to sleep, which now that I think of it could have something to do with my bipolarity, and throw off my circadian rhythm. And that leads to lethargy which leads to depression which… you get the point.
In case you’re wondering, I sleep at around 5 or 6 AM and wake up around 11PM.
Well my fellow night owls, I have to wake up in less than five hours so I should go to sleep early tonight. Don’t worry, morning larks, I still like you. We just don’t have as much time to spend together.
Good Morning. Good Night.