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Posted on 9/14/21 12:00 AM
How are you today?
Though we can't hear it tick, our body has its own internal clock - the circadian rhythm. Our personal circadian rhythms, or "chronotypes" vary from person to person but may also run in families. The two main chronotypes are what we commonly refer to as "early birds", those who tend to go to bed and wake up early, and "night owls", those who tend stay up and wake up late.
If you'd like to learn more, don't hesitate to read our article: Can waking up early benefit our health?
What about you? Are you more of an early bird or a night owl? Has that changed as you've aged? Would like to be one more than the other? Have you ever tried to change your sleep cycle?
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Beginning of the discussion - 9/18/21Are you an "early bird" or a "night owl"? https://www.carenity.us/forum/other-discussions/good-to-know/are-you-an-early-bird-or-a-night-owl-3747
Posted on 9/18/21 4:42 PM
I'm a daytime person but not an early bird. I go to bed at about 10 p.m. and read, and I'm usually asleep by 11. I wake up naturally between 7 and 8 a.m. It's been that way for all of my adult life which is quite a long time - I'm now 80 years old. I've never had any reason to try to change that cycle.
Posted on 9/18/21 5:13 PM
I consider myself a nite owl. in bed by 1am and usually sleep 7 to 9 hrs. the drug that i take for bed leaves me waking up drunk and very groggy. Takes me a few hrs and of course never forget my morning coffee!
Posted on 9/18/21 5:13 PM
Throughout my 42 year Sales & Marketing career, I was always an early riser. Now that I have been retired for the past 11 years I'm more of a Night Owl, watching late night TV or watching UTUBE and social media on my computer.
If I have to make doctor's appointments I usually make them for late morning or early afternoon. The only other time I get up early is for Car Shows or other hobbies I enjoy.
Posted on 9/18/21 5:34 PM
I'm an earlly bird with insomnia! So I'm up early most days and head to bed at a reasonable time most evenings, but tend to lie awake awhile before sleeping.
Posted on 9/18/21 5:49 PM
I usually go to sleep after the local news and weather on TV, about 11:30, and awaken at 7:30 AM for coffee and breakfast. This has been my routine for most of my 80 years.
Posted on 9/18/21 6:10 PM
I have been an early riser all my life. I am retired now but I get up at 4:30 am every morning. I do my YOU TUBE exercise routine for seniors. Then I do my morning meditation for 10 minutes. Then I do my morning news reading. Last, I go to the gym to walk and ride the stationary bike.
Posted on 9/18/21 6:19 PM
I am usually in bed by 9 pm. I wake up naturally between 5 and 6 am. Sometimes I even wake up at 4 am. I used to be a night owl when my kids were home. I would often go to bed at 1 or 2 am and get up at 6:30 am. I'm 64 and can't even imagine doing that now!
Posted on 9/18/21 10:08 PM
I'm a 100% night owl I love the night and my anxiety is low I'm not feeling depressed as often. I seem to love the dark night, not too many lights but also I love looking at the stars and the moon as well. I don't feel completely alone.
Posted on 9/18/21 10:22 PM
If I only felt as awake in the morning as I do at night. I have tried everything. My poor husband. I try not to wake him up. I didn’t have insomnia until I had my bilateral total knee surgery a year ago and then a month later bilateral quad and tendon repairs. Yeah me. Sooo. Even though I am awake I still wonder what some of the Amazon boxes on the porch are going to unfold. SURPRISE…..