posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 10:36 PM
Thanks for the post! I really relate and didn't know others out there feel like I do...
I've always been "not a morning person"...
I've always felt it was because of my Circadian Cycle, have fought against it and other times conformed to it. As well as needing more sleep than
other people, less than 8 hours renders me moody and unfunctioning, probably due to slight a chemical imbalence. Though , I prefer the Nocturnal
definition. While not having light hypersensitivity, as people who are BiPolar react to light. Also, I do love the night more than the day. Good
thing for that, or I'd be more annoyed when things I have to do can only happen in the daylight and I run out of that or when places close early
because of winter hours(dark at about 4 here in the winter).
My husband doesn't mind this, but some of my exs, my in-laws, and other family in friends scoffed and still do, over this. There were times when I
could be awake at crack of dawn, after sleeping from 9 or 10 at night on....out of total necessity. However, it did cause problems in the workplace(
I didn't function until about 9/10 am) and as well with college. Times even when I was on sleep medication, etc.
So, on my last college experience, I went to night school, while working in the afternoon and on weekends. Wow, did my grades improve. Maybe I do
attribute my less than straight As, sometimes Bs, because of having to be at school by 7:30 am but my school didn't offer evening shifts(as some
schools were doing). At least I was out of school by 2pm or so.
Overall night jobs and college have worked better for me.
The night gives me a serenity with my mind more clear as it goes on toward midnight, while feeling more normal. My mind just doesn't function at
sunrise and I am becoming more comfortable with it, I just wish others would.
Nocturnal is a good way of defining night people!