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What Kind of Night Owl Are You?

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What Kind of Night Owl Are You?

August 29th, 2018

Owls are part of the Strigiformes family. Owls are nocturnal birds, they will hunt their prey through the night and rest during the day.

We were lucky enough to have Dr Carmel Harrington as a guest speaker at one of Sleepy’s annual conferences, who presented a few key indications to know if you are an Owl:

  • Would rather go to bed late
  • Wakes up late morning or early afternoon
  • Struggles to get out of bed in the early mornings
  • Prefers sleeping in over making the most of the day
  • Peak time is afternoon and into the night
  • Would prefer to start work later and work into the night

As Dr Harrington explains “There are some people who seem to be quite judgmental about owls, believing they are lazier and less productive than larks, however there is no research to show either type has any advantage over the other.”

To be the most productive, it is key to learn your individual pattern of alertness to know when you are most productive in the day. When we know what our peak times are, we can time-manage our day to get the most out of it. This is the same for our sleeping patterns. Knowing what type of night owl are you can help you to understand why you find it hard to get out of bed in the morning or why you may struggle working at night.

At Sleepy’s we want to know what type of night owl are you? Complete the quiz below to find out!

We’re doing a study about Australia’s sleeping behaviours. Your answers to this quiz will be collected and grouped anonymously for this study and then included in an infographic. Rest assured your responses cannot and will not be connected to your identity.