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Originally posted by Nightflower
I go to bed at 6 am now, ... i get up at around 4-5pm.
Of course i tried on and off to change my rythm, but if it worked, it was only a few days and my hour's got later and later.
But when the sun rises and birds start to sing, i feel very comfortable going to sleep. I even open the windows a bit so i have some sunlight. It helps me to sleep when i know and can sense its day outside.
Forcing yourself into daylife will only make you sick in the end.
What can we do to wake society? How do you cope with beeing nocturnal? How do you manage to get through school. How do you manage to survive the day if you have to get up early? What are you doing against boredom at night?
Originally posted by gconran
To the OP and others who are 'nocturnal':
Have you traveled across the international date line (ex: you live in the US, but travel to Japan), and found the symptoms lessened or eliminated during the normal day hours there? I wonder if it's actually being nocturnal, or just having a different sleep/wake cycle. With a complete day/night swap, perhaps you feel normal?
I know that I've traveled across the line and never felt right there no matter how long I stayed - but on returning home I felt better once the requisite time passed and my cycle returned to the norm.
Originally posted by March of the Fire Ants
When I first saw this thread I was tempted to chime in with a 'me too' comment but I have to say I'm a bit surprised at the lack of skeptisism here..
With hindsight however I've come to associate this with being anti-social, un-productive and depressed. Not a lifestyle I want to accept as 'the way I am' purely because getting up early didn't feel good.
Originally posted by Archirvion
Nice and well made thread. As a psychologist and scientist i need to say that its nothing called a : Naturally Nocturnal Human.
But i do know what you mean,and your point is correct. Just used the word natural in a wrong sent
Originally posted by thomas_
May I take this opportunity to ask something to you all nocturnal people?
How many of your consider your selves to be mediums or have extra degree of sensitivity to the environment or people?