Profile of an Evening Type (Night Owl)

  • Goes to bed at 12:30 a.m. or later
  • Prefers to get up in the morning at 10:00 a.m. or later
  • Takes a long time getting out of bed – wakes very slowly – is grouchy when required to get out of bed earlier than preferred
  • Isn’t alert for some time after getting out of bed in the morning
  • Needs an alarm clock to wake
  • Prefers to finish things or work on something later in the evening or through the night if necessary
  • Participates in physical activity later in the afternoon or evening
  • (If so inclined) naps around 7:00 o’clock in the evening
  • Prefers to have lunch around 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon
  • (If forced to get up early for work) will revert to night owl schedule on the weekend or on days off
  • Will compensate for lost sleep by sleeping later in the morning
  • Prefers to work or do things later in the morning or later in the afternoon
  • Is usually awake and alert for late night social activities
  • Has an energy spurt after 9:30 p.m.
  • Finds travel east or change to earlier morning schedule a difficult adjustment
  • Finds travel west or change to later evening schedule an easier adjustment
  • May be chronically tired if forced to rise early over a long period of time
2018-01-27T18:42:50+00:00 By |

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Carolyn Schur is a Sleep Expert and Speaker specializing in Shift Work Management, Conflict Resolution and Insomnia. Carolyn works with independent and corporate clients offering education and sleep strategies to improve employee performance and personal quality of life. 306-975-1114 / 1-866-975-1165