Is Nocturnalism Unnatural…? Are Gay Guys More Likely to be Nocturnal…?

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    Jan 08, 2014 7:13 AM GMT
    Do you think gay man are more likely to be nocturnal? What do you think it is that makes you nocturnal? Do you have problems being nocturnal in a diurnal world? Is your being nocturnal such a powerful urge it's forced you to rearrange your life?

    My mom used to say I never came to life until after 10 at night, and it's still true. What can I say, midnight is my noon...
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    Jan 08, 2014 7:17 AM GMT
    Pauly72 said…not the "weekend warrior" types who might stay out past two once a Saturday night (who-hoo!), but the ones who haven't gotten to sleep before two since they were 12, the ones whose days start close to noon, those who don't, can't, really come alive until the sun begins to go down:

    What do you think it is that makes you nocturnal? Do you have problems being nocturnal in a diurnal world? Is your being nocturnal such a powerful urge it's forced you to rearrange your life?

    My mom used to say I never came to life until after 10 at night, and it's still true. What can I say, midnight is my noon...


    No one is nocturnal. Go to sleep at midnight, wake up at 8am, stay awake throughout the entire day. Within 2 days, you will be "normal".
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    Jan 08, 2014 3:03 PM GMT
    I consider myself nocturnal. When I was in school, I used to stay up late studying and doing homework. When I came home from class, I had to take long naps because I was so tired. It became a routine that eventually stuck.

    Today, it's working to my advantage because I work nights and function better at night than day. When friends ask me to hang out with them, it has to be around dinner time because staying awake during lunch is too much of a struggle.
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    Jan 08, 2014 3:34 PM GMT
    It's amazing how un-nocturnal I became when Hurricane Sandy hit and I was left without power for over a week. The speed and ease to which I adapted to going to bed at 8pm and getting up at sunrise was remarkable.
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    Jan 09, 2014 12:48 AM GMT
    Hmmm, that's interesting: Are we (homo-sapiens) only enabled to be nocturnal as a result of our modern lives. In other words, once circumstances return to a more primitive state, closer to those experienced by our ancestors, do we necessarily return to a diurnal state. Is human nocturnalism just a modern thing…?

    Would make a good University study.
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    Jan 09, 2014 1:30 AM GMT
    Avsigkommen said
    Pauly72 said…not the "weekend warrior" types who might stay out past two once a Saturday night (who-hoo!), but the ones who haven't gotten to sleep before two since they were 12, the ones whose days start close to noon, those who don't, can't, really come alive until the sun begins to go down:

    What do you think it is that makes you nocturnal? Do you have problems being nocturnal in a diurnal world? Is your being nocturnal such a powerful urge it's forced you to rearrange your life?

    My mom used to say I never came to life until after 10 at night, and it's still true. What can I say, midnight is my noon...


    No one is nocturnal. Go to sleep at midnight, wake up at 8am, stay awake throughout the entire day. Within 2 days, you will be "normal".



    So if I understand you correctly, it's your assertion that nocturnalism does not exist among human beings. That's provably wrong--Exhibit A: Myself.

    So I think what you meant to write is that "Humans are not NATURALLY nocturnal," viz. the gentleman from New Jersey, above. In that, you may have something.
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    Jan 09, 2014 2:21 AM GMT
    Pauly72 saidHmmm, that's interesting: Are we (homo-sapiens) only enabled to be nocturnal as a result of our modern lives. In other words, once circumstances return to a more primitive state, closer to those experienced by our ancestors, do we necessarily return to a diurnal state. Is human nocturnalism just a modern thing…?

    Would make a good University study.

    There have been studies on this. The theory has actually spawned research into sleep disorders related to artificial (bluish) light from cell phones, laptops, and tablets. The bluish light tricks the brain into thinking it's daytime and causes some people to not fall asleep. There are several apps for both iPhone and Android that alter the hues to warmer sunset colors in an attempt to correct this.
    Twilight is the one for Android and I can't remember the one for Apple.
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    Jan 09, 2014 2:34 AM GMT



    There have been studies on this. The theory has actually spawned research into sleep disorders related to artificial (bluish) light from cell phones, laptops, and tablets. The bluish light tricks the brain into thinking it's daytime and causes some people to not fall asleep. There are several apps for both iPhone and Android that alter the hues to warmer sunset colors in an attempt to correct this.
    Twilight is the one for Android and I can't remember the one for Apple.[/quote]

    Hmmm, nice though about that. TU…BTW, ever think about posting another profile pic--that one is kind of, um, dour, and you have so many more alive ones in your profile. ;)
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    Jan 09, 2014 3:41 AM GMT
    Better?
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    Jan 09, 2014 3:55 AM GMT
    He-hee...
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    Jan 09, 2014 6:20 PM GMT
    Lots of people are noctournal. Someone had to tend the fire, and watch for lions.

    Actually if you do some research you will find that europeans actually seemed to have "two sleeps", and that was the norm. They would sleep in the evening then wake up in the middle of the night, pee, pray, fuck, and do housework, go visiting, etc. Seems odd but apparently it was normal. I guess with a house full of wailing babies it just made sense.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16964783
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    Jan 09, 2014 8:51 PM GMT
    Hmmm...thank you-good article ;)
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    Jan 09, 2014 9:14 PM GMT
    Every time I see this thread's title I keep thinking it says nocturnal emissions.
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    Jan 09, 2014 9:34 PM GMT
    Ha-Haaa…Good one…icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 11, 2014 4:38 PM GMT
    I, and a number of my friends - AND my dad! - have nocturnal habits/tendencies. My dad is rarely asleep before 2/3 am.

    I've never really been a morning person. But I also like to write, read, work on music, socialize, etc. well into the night. When I am most creative I produce primarily late evenings/night, which may have to do with the fact that no one else is around to disturb me - I think that's part of where it stems from for me.

    And yes... I used headphones - always had to. Not uncommon when I'm creating to be up 'til 6am. I know MANY artists like this.
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    Jan 11, 2014 6:57 PM GMT
    I'm the opposite of manboynyc. I love getting to bed early and getting up early. I've been getting up early my entire life. My bf never gets to be before midnight, he just can't sleep that early, where I'm out like a light when my head hits the pillow at 10 or 11 pm.