Saturday, March 20, 2010

Naturally Nocturnal Humans

This topic is not much discussed and should be brought to light, or darkness .

There are many people that are naturally nocturnal. Even science begins to acknowledge that. Most don't realize they are designed that way by nature and struggle on and off with it. And most of society are completely ignorant about it. They call us lazy, evil, drug addicts and so forth. Doctors prescribe us „medicine“ that's supposed to help us, after all they think it's a sickness and we can change our rhythm if we just wanted to.

The truth is most of us tried really hard to change it, but it doesn't work. Trying to live like „day people“ only makes us sick. We feel like sleepwalking zombies if we have to get up in the morning. We never reach our full potential till the sun goes down. Personally im most active at around 10pm till 5am.

This ignorance leads to lots of unneeded problems for us. We can get bad grades in school, can't have all the jobs others can have. Many places like bars, clubs, etc. have to close early. We have to be silent when we do stuff in our home, music has to be quiet etc. And if we are out late night we can be very fast be suspected to be a criminal. Many of us are a little lonely. It's not very easy to find someone to share the nights with, at least I'm not very lucky in that department. My husband could be nocturnal, but is forced to get up early for his job.

We are not lazy or anything bad, we just have a different rhythm and should have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

1 comment:

Juliet Fitzgerald said...

I never knew it was possible for a human to be naturally nocturnal - I'm only starting to research this now. I've always had problems sleeping and always LOVED TAKING NAPS during the day- and never made the connection. So weird!