For the past few weeks, my body clock has been broken. I’ve been staying up all night and sleeping all day. Even when my body does not need sleep anymore, I stay on my bed during the daytime. For some reason, perhaps because I haven’t been going out anywhere lately, I can’t help but get bored when I’m awake during the day.
I’m no stranger to staying up late or even pulling an all-nighter. In fact, if I’m not mistaken, most people who work in tech (or are fascinated by it) do prefer to work at night or stay up late. I fall in both of those categories. I’m a tech enthusiast, and I work at tech. The mix could not have been better for someone who also likes to stay up late at night.
Staying up late at night has something different about it. When the entire city around you sleeps, there’s a certain calm feeling to it. Even if I’m head down working on something, that feeling of calm and quiet is always there. Also, somehow, it also reminds me of some of the other nights that I didn’t sleep and spent browsing the web, listening to music, thinking about life, love, space, and weird stuff in general.
They all have one thing in common: they happened at night.
I know that sleeping at night and working in the day is better for health. But it’s like one of those things where once you get used to something, it’s hard to revert.
I think it’s safe to say that my body clock is broken now, but it’s not beyond repairs. By the time I have to go out in the day again, I’ll have to become human again and sleep early at night. But that’s fine. I enjoy doing this every now and then. What’s weird is that I don’t plan for it. It just happens. Suddenly, I realize that my body clock is broken and I’m working all night and sleeping all day.
Are you in the habit of working at night? What do you love (or hate) most about it?