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YES. I feel the most alive between midnight and 4:00 am. Sometimes even later. I have also seen the sun come up before going to bed. Many nights. Most people are sleeping during these hours.

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I am a night owl. My favorite shift to work was second shift. 3 to 11 pm. I love being up alone in the wee hours. It seems like I can get more accomplished. I go to bed between midnight and three am. My alarm wakes me at 8am. Sometimes when I come home from work i'll take a short nap and wake up to stay up late. My dad worked second shift when I was a kid. Wonder if it heriditary?

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YES! I have been all of my life.  I forced myself to get up early for school and work, but whenever I had a weekend or vacation, I reverted to my natural patterns of late to bed and late to rise. 

 

Now that I am retired, I have to really value something or someone to get up before 9:00 AM.  I usually fall asleep between 2:00 and 3:00 AM, and wake up between 10:30 and 11:30 AM.  All of my volunteer work in the community and Church is in the afternoon or evening.

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I am a night owl too.  People ask me why can't I go to bed early and I ask them why can't you stay up late.  It's like there is something wrong with us.  I do my best work at night and I know many other night people.

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  1.  Yes, I am very much a night owl. Every morning I wake between 9:30-10:00 a.m. and generally go to bed between 4:00-5:00 a.m. and sometimes as late (7:00 a.m.). I find that with three to four to five hours of sleep I am more alert and rested than when I get more than six hours of sleep. There a lot of days when I don't even bother to go to sleep
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Yes, I am a lifelong night owl and have struggled with it my entire life.  I looked forward to the day when I could retire and live on my own schedule but God had other plans.  First He called me to care for my mom for 6 years (wouldn't change a thing) and then I moved to another state to finally enjoy my retirement and was stricken with metastatic breast cancer that has hijacked my life.  I hope that this makes you feel better about yours.  I am not complaining, just stating the facts.  In the 60s, I worked at the Norfolk Navy Base and went food shopping at 2AM alternate Thursdays in an empty store that was open 24 hours a day because of the base.  I predicted that by the turn of the century, the world would be on 24-hour schedules because it made sense-- only 1/3 of the traffic on the roads at one time, only 1/3 of the commuters on the buses and trains, only 1/3 or the parking lot spaces filled-- but it never happened and now we have gridlock and delays everywhere.  I do get that the maintenance and repairs happen during the down times but NYC trains run 24/7 and they make it work.  Anyway, my medication schedule makes me get up earlier than I would like and my medical appointments do the same.  So it appears that for the rest of my life, I will be fighting my body clock, which all by itself is tiring.  

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I have always been an early bird.  I fade at 7:00 and in bed by 10:00 up at 5:00 or 6:00.  This has not changed since I retired seven years ago.  When I did my 23 and Me spit in a cup routine the traits indicated a genetic predisposition to waking early.  Getting up early gives me time to slide into the day when the house is quiet.  My sleeping habits never changed with retirement.

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I have insomnia. I’m lucky if I sleep two hours a night, and I rarely take naps in the daytime.

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I'm 74 and retired at 72 after working since college.  In my last job of 36 years I went to bed around 11 and got up at 5:00 to be at work by 7.  Now that I'm retired, I go to bed between 11:30 and midnight and get up around 8:30 even though I'm often awake before then.  It is so nice not to have to get up!   My little bit of heaven!

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