is it better to be a night owl or an early riser..?
i duno i was always better in the early hours of the morning .. to study. no distractions, fresh thoughts, more focus.. i did have to work at nights sometimes though, especially during exams.. but it's not a preference. i need my sleep. i'm NOT a night person.. what do you prefer and..main question: which is BETTER ??.. (scientific input appreciated)See Answer 10 Add Answers
i think its better to be an early riser coz our biological clock is naturally set that way..when humans came into existance, they were "designed" to wake up early in the morning...its healthier as well..there is time and perfect environment to exercise and meditate (less pollution, fresh air, peaceful etc)..hormones function better if the pattern of sleep is proper..it keeps the whole system working perfectly :)
As a night owl I strongly suggest being an early riser. My mind is usually racing constantly at night so I need to be doing something all the time but the only thing to do is sit at my computer until 3 in the morning reading the most pointless things ever. Now a' days i'm in the habit of sleeping in and wasting the day away. So since there's absolutely nothing to do at night I would think being an early riser is the right way to go. At least you can watch the sunrise or get some coffee...or even both ;)
There's no scientific better. What is accepeted among the majority of scientists is the fact that sleeping 8 hours a day for any adult is more than enough to keep the body healthy. Also, the best sleeping time is the first 30 minutes or 1 hour of sleep, the rest of that time is just crap sleep, you don't really recover your energy or repair your cells while sleeping after that period. People who sleep 5 hours a day in different intervals can be more better rested than a person who sleeps 12 direct hours of sleep and still feels tired afterwards: The Rapid eye movement sleep is the secret, and that occurs during the initial phase of sleep when people actually get into a profound coma-like state and it lasts from 1 to 2 hours. BUT, since you asked, I'm a night person, and I sleep from about 6 a.m. until 12 p.m. and I generally feel well rested altough the quality of sleep is always better if you are an early riser, no matter how early it is, it's always better to go to sleep before it's too late and you start feeling too tired, so you automatically will wake up earlier by just going to sleep earlier, and also get a better night's sleep.
During the year: I think it's better to be an early riser.. I can do so much more during the mornings.. I like to go for a jog, shower and start rehearsing.. go to class.. and then do something fun..
During exams: I am pretty much a night owl.. I can stay up studying all night during exams.. I don't know why, but it's like I feel at peace.. I don't need a lot of rest either.. I prefer the night because everything is silent.. during the day, I can get distracted more easily during exams.. however, at the start of the exams, I try to study during the day.. but once they start, I study at night..
scientifically we need at least 8 hours of sleep at night and a good routine.. every day.
Well I myself wake up early very morning around 6-7 am. Other wise I feel like I'm wasting the day away... But I also have a sleep disorder, insomnia, so I don't get much sleep... I usually sleep like 5-6 hours a night. But lately for the last 2 weeks 2-3 hours, and I tell its effecting me. (I may take a nap after work but that's only a hour at most) so for me I both I do all my studies and workouts in the morning, and at night when my buddies are off work we hang out at the bar, till 12. I usually get home on most night around 11 though, and I'm in bed trying to sleep at 12-1 and sometimes 2. It usually takes me a hour to sleep (with my sleeping meds - unless I drink that night, but I usually don't)