Are you a night owl?


I was not a participant in either of these two medical studies.

Caffeine Disrupts Sleep for Morning People, but Not Night Owls
“…for the early risers, the more caffeine in their bodies, the more time they spent awake during the night after initially falling asleep. This was not seen in the night owls.”

‘Morning people’ and ‘night owls’ show different brain function
“…In morning people their cortical excitability actually decreased throughout the day. It was highest in the morning and lowest in the evening,… It was the opposite for evening people; their brain activity was highest at 9 p.m.”

Those of you who know me, all know that I am a night owl who drinks a lot of coffee, and routinely finishes a pot of coffee before going to sleep. I used to think it was only me. However, after reading these medical studies, I wonder how many others out there are also night owls with a high tolerance for caffeine?

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. flod
    11 May 2012 @ 01:44:09

    Interesting, I’m a morning person but I don’t have problems at all with caffeine (even if I’m not sure how to compare 4/5 long espresso a day to a pot of US coffee in terms of caffeine).


  2. Randell Jesup
    11 May 2012 @ 03:55:57

    Not coffee, but Diet Dew. I will happily finish one minutes before going to sleep, and will drink them late into the evening/night. However this may be partly adaptation and desensitivation…. Been a major nightowl since middle school.


  3. Eric Shepherd (@sheppy)
    11 May 2012 @ 07:30:09

    This is me too.


  4. Ben Hearsum
    20 Jun 2012 @ 05:17:39

    I think you’re just an addict. /ducks


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