Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Night Owl

I can't seem to break my habit of being a night owl. I get so energetic right before needing to be in bed. My body really needs the repair time, but I just can't get myself to bed. I thought I'd look up "Night Owl" just to see what I could find. I guess I am a Type A personality, but a B-person when it comes to sleeping. Are you a night owl?

Here's what Wikipedia has to offer:

Night owl (person)
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Owls are often nocturnal.
Night owl is a term used to describe a person who tends to stay up until late at night. Another name for a night owl is evening person.
The term is derived from the primarily
nocturnal habits of the owl. Usually, people who are night owls keep awake past midnight and extreme night owls may stay awake until just before or after dawn. Night owls tend to feel most energetic just before they go to sleep at night.
Some night owls have a preference or habit for staying up late, or stay up to work the
night shift. Night owls who work the day shift often have a problem with being on time to work. Some night owls who have great difficulty adopting normal sleeping and waking times may have delayed sleep phase syndrome.
The opposite of a night owl is an early bird, a
lark as opposed to owl, someone who tends to begin sleeping at a time that is considered early and also wakes early.
In several countries, early birds are called "A-people" and night owls are called "B-people". Researchers traditionally use the terms morningness and eveningness.

1 comment:

T Z said...

That explains a lot. I am far from a lark, and more of an owl. Fully, I feel like a vulture at times. Dorky as an ostrich, fast as a road runner...NOT!

Now, dear Chrissy....go to bed.