Battle of the Night Owl and the Early Bird

In life we all have our own rhythm, circadian rhythm that is.
As a child I was always forced to get up early. That, at the time, had a lot to do with tradition - as it is felt that the female should be early risers to take care of the household. I was never an early riser (an early bird). Mornings are the worse part of my day. Morning for me, begins at 10:00am.
Perhaps that has something to do with the fact that I can not go to bed before 12:00am. I am a night owl. Because of the traditions I've been brought up in and because of the norms of society, I can't help but sometimes feel inadequate, lazy, or that I'm missing out on part of the day by getting up at that time. But not any more! After reading a fellow blog about the "night owl" versus "early bird" I am now convinced that getting up early is just not in my DNA - (Yes, there's a gene for it!). While I get up early when I HAVE TO, it is not a natural part of me. It's not my normal rhythm, circadian rhythm that is. This blog post is backed by facts and several researches done by prominent researchers and published in prominent journals. It even goes as far as to demerit Benjamin Franklin's " Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise" and John Ray's very popular "The early bird catcheth the first worm."

Read on here with my new friend Aaron, and tell me - Are you a Night Owl or an Early Bird?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Found this post so interesting. Always thought it was "proper" or just the right thing to do getting up early. I've literally trained myself to get up early everyday. Of course, that's with the help of my alarm clock. Does it happen naturally? I don't think so, but funny enough I don't consider myself a night owl. I'm pretty much knocked out at around 10pm. But neither am I an early bird. If there was no alarm clock I'm not sure If I'd wake up at all lol. I wonder if there's a name for us in between?

protoworkannie said...

I am a night owl when I was young and now an "a bit" early bird.Both periods are attractive, I think we should try both in our life.

Patrice said...

lol, we all go in between sometimes Annie. But predominantly, I'm a night owl.

bananas. said...

i have always been an early bird...ever since i can remember! it sucks. especially when i want to sleep in so bad. late for me is 8am. i know...early right?

Patrice said...

wowzers bananas!! At that time I'm just pulling the covers lol

Katie Palm said...

Can't say I'm a night owl at all! I love to sleep, by 9 i'm out and I usually don't get up till around 7. That probably just makes me lazy. hmmm

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