Morning Person or Night Owl?

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These days, I’m more of a morning person, but it’s kind of due to the insomnia I’m experiencing. I wake up at 3 or 4 in the morning, and often, that’s it — I’m up. So I just go about my day and try not to take a nap.

Sometimes, not often, I stay up until 1 or 2am. I figure that the later I go to bed, the later I’ll wake up. Normally I would go to bed at 10pm. But if I do that, I wake up at 11pm or 12am. And then I’d worry whether I could fall back asleep or not. Usually I do, but with a lot of tossing and turning and pulling the covers back to my side.

Thirty years ago I might have called myself a night owl. I worked in bars, so I was up all night and didn’t go to bed until the morning. I tried to fall asleep before the birds started chirping, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to sleep at all. I’d just be lying there, staring at the ceiling, with the sunshine peeking through the blinds and the birds singing their songs.


How about you? Are you a morning person or a night owl?

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15 thoughts on “Morning Person or Night Owl?

  1. I am a morning person. But one time, when I was younger, I wasn’t.
    At the moment, with how I have been feeling since last week, I am struggling to be a morning person.

  2. I’ve been a night owl my whole life! I could stay up all night and sleep all day. Sadly the older I get the less I can stay up. It’s kinda sad but then I wake up earlier and usually get things done.

  3. I have always been a night owl but now I want to have a human routine.
    Theres nothing like night sleep. My sleeping cycle was perfect for a year and now it’s back to owl cycle and it making me so lethargic all day.
    I miss normal sleep cycle.

    1. I miss having a normal sleep cycle too, so I feel your pain. Good luck with transitioning from sleeping during the day to sleeping at night.

  4. When my insomnia was at its worse, I just stayed up for days. 45-minute naps here and there. Now that my meds are regulated, and enough to knock a horse down, I sleep pretty well now.
    I’d say I’m both morning and evening. I get up early in order to wake my roommate that can’t seem to hear her alarm ever, and I stay up until at least 12am watching Netflix and or listening to the quiet.

        1. Omg, it was so good! I had a sweet potato taco but couldn’t really taste the sweet potato. It was still really good though!

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