A 'morning person' likes to start their day early, whereas a 'night owl' is someone who has more energy late at night.
We asked some of our friends and family, 'Are you a morning person or a night owl?' This is what they said.
I don't think I'm really a 'night owl' by nature, but I do tend to stay up late quite often. If I have a deadline for projects for my studies, I sometimes have to stay up working until two or three in the morning. And when I go out with friends, I usually go to bed really late, especially at weekends and if I know I can have a lie-in the next day!
I'm a morning person. I usually go to bed quite early and I wake up at six or six thirty. I usually have a cup of tea and chat to my teenage daughter as she has her breakfast before she leaves for school at seven thirty. Then, three days a week, I go for a run. That's the best way to wake up for me. It leaves me full of energy for the day ahead.
Jo, website content manager
I'm definitely a night owl. I work in a restaurant until late in the evenings. I get home at about midnight. Obviously, I could just go straight to bed, but I don't want to! That's the time I have for myself. Even if I'm tired, I have something to eat and then I watch TV to unwind. And then, once I start enjoying myself, I don't feel tired at all. If I get into a film or computer game, I often don't go to bed until three or four in the morning.
My alarm goes off at 5 a.m. on weekdays and on the rare occasions I get up late (which for me is after eight) I feel as if I've lost half the day. For years much of my family has needed to be out the door at 7 a.m., and so they're up a little before six. I get up at five to have some time for my own morning routine in peace. Despite all this, I think I'm more of a night person by nature. Not one who stays up into the wee hours of the morning, but when I'm able to rest fully each night and follow my own schedule, I feel a little boost of creative energy in the evening.
Tell us about you!
- Are you a morning person or a night owl?
- What time do you usually wake up?
- What time do you usually go to sleep?