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Dear Poll: Are You a Night Owl or an Early Bird?

If I didn't have to wake up early for work, I'd stay up late every night. Night time is my favorite time of day. Your work is done, and it's your time to play, make dinner or go out with friends. You can snuggle on the couch with a good book or your favorite person and watch a movie, and the darkness outside is so romantic and mysterious. It just feels like such a relaxing time when you can do whatever you want and not feel rushed.

The only problem is, if I stayed up as late as I wanted to, I'd be completely cranky and exhausted the next day. I'm not a morning person by nature, thanks mom, and getting less than seven hours of sleep makes me a total monster.

So what about you? Are you typically a night owl who loves to stay up late or are you an early bird, who wakes up smiling and chipper?


n_i_k n_i_k 9 years
I work the graveyard shift. 10 pm to 6 am. I usually go to bed about 8 am!
ncsouthpaw ncsouthpaw 9 years
I am definitly a nightowl. but i work morning shift at a coffeehouse and have to get up @ 5:30. I dont have any trouble waking just some difficulties leaving the comfort of my bed. at the same time ive been known not to get up until after 1:00pm
I've always been a night owl, and now I work 3p-11p, so it works out quite well for me. I like being off work, or awake, when the mass population is not. Being up late works out well, because I don't have to deal with the masses of people at the grocery store, since I usually don't go til midnight! And, oddly enough, I'd rather work weekends and be off during the week, that way I can actually get things accomplished, rather than having to attempt when the entire Metroplex is out!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I have been a night owl since birth. I have to get up at 6:30 to be at work by 8, and i need alot of coffee to even function. Everyone in my family knows that they cannot count on me being cognitive in the morning! Although i am not a grump. On the weekends, i go to bed at 3-4 am and wake up at noon.
NikkoBlues NikkoBlues 9 years
I'm a civilian working in law enforcement. Our schedule rotates weekly. We have late shift - 2 pm to midnight, day shift - 7 am to 5 pm, and night shift 10 pm to 8 am. I have no internal clock anymore. It basically depends on my current rotation whether I'm up all night, up early at the crack of dawn, or somewhere in between.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I can get up early and, although still tired, be fine with it. I can also stay up late at night, but only if I haven't gotten up super early that morning.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
Definately the night owl. It's pretty funny that i'm doing this poll now when I *should* be going to bed so I'm not to tired when I have to get up early tomorrow. I was born at 12:15am, so the theory works for me.
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
actually...i do stay up all night sometimes...
bbmahal637 bbmahal637 9 years
I wonder if that's true... that when you were born has to do with whether you are a night owl or a morning person. I was born at 8pm and I'm totally a night owl. How about the rest of you?
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 9 years
I voted night owl but now that I think about it I'm kinda both. I'll stay up all night but still wake up pretty early. I just hate waking up by the alarm. If the alarm wakes me up a 7:00am I'm all grouchy and surly but if I wake myself up at 7:00am I'm fine. Crazy, I know.
demeter demeter 9 years
Night owl!! We rule the universe!
BabydollJustina BabydollJustina 9 years
Thats what I believe as well. I was born at 7 am. Now, I wake up naturally everyday around 7 am without an alarm, no matter what time I went to bed. Its safe to assume I am an early bird.
jimmalou1978 jimmalou1978 9 years
Definite night owl! Left to my own devices, I stay up til 3am and sleep til 10 or 11. I'm forced to get up early because I have a 6 year old to get off to school, though.
agrepina agrepina 9 years
the worst part of the day for me is forcing myself to go to bed..which is why im normally up untill 3 am..which means i sleep in the next morning and miss my classes!!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I'm kind of both, I could stay up all night if I wanted to and I love going out at night or staying in my pjs watching a movie, but I feel most productive if I wake up early and I have the whole day in front of me.
twinkles524 twinkles524 9 years
I love staying up late, whether I'm at home or out. I wish I was more of a morning person, but, I guess you've got to be one or the other.
luckykarma luckykarma 9 years
im a night owl and would stay up late all the time, but i am forced to be a morning person because of my job. :(
A-Journey-To-Wellth A-Journey-To-Wellth 9 years
def a bit of both.. for example last night, stayed up till 3am talking to my roommates and woke up at 6:35am to shower/get ready for work. I just get by on less sleep nowadays and I know its no good but the shorter days have me/my body all kinds of messed up!
Sarahab145 Sarahab145 9 years
hahaha if your born in the morning your a morning person. thats bull. anyway, i can never sleep in and the at night i can never get to sleep, but its fine with me because i can stay up all night and not be tired the next day.
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
i hate the morning but i can fake it. but i can't stay up all night (ok not anymore!) im more of a 2-12 kind of girl. those are the hours i'm most...awake?
llsand llsand 9 years
I'm up really late. So late that most of my friends are supprised at what time i send them e-mails on weekdays. Never been able to go to bed early even if i'm really tierd.
Dawnie86 Dawnie86 9 years
Definitiv a night bird ;) I don't like owls so i am a bird :P I can do a night till 7 a.m. or to 12 a.m. to the latest. I love to sleep. Or even just read in my bed, but somedays i like to wake up early go for a run or something like that. But thats not really that often. I am definitiv a night bird :D
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
I'm up way late.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
I wish I was a morning person! I'd get so much stuff done if I was. Sadly, I'm a night owl, so I can stay up pretty late doing random things like browse online, chat with friends, watch movies, cuddle w/ the bf, etc. Then I wake up late in the morning & feel terrible for wasting a good day! I'm trying to get out of that routine & it's slowly working for me. Hello real world!
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
Mine changes with the seasons. In the winter I would rather be up at night and cuddle or watch movies and read. In the summer, the mornings are the best because you can get up and watch the sunrise while eating or jogging.
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