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  1. The question of the evolutionary development of mankind. Gone from time immemorial. The caveman got out at dawn and ran to survive.

    With the development of society, this has become established and fixed as a model of behavior passed down from generation to generation.

    Now society is becoming more and more free and there are more and more companies where there are vacancies with a free schedule or there is a choice of schedule. If only I could complete my tasks.

    And if we are talking about a factory, this is the way of life, so it is convenient for everyone, so the system works.

    If you want to work like an owl , either make an agreement, indicating that you can bring great benefits to your schedule, justify it, or look for companies that work in your mode. No one will just break the whole system because of you, and no one is obligated to meet you halfway.

    All normal people are contractually capable.

  2. There are no owls by nature. Owls exist for the same reason that there are gluttons, smokers, alcoholics, gamblers and other slaves of the acquired bad habit.

    Reasons: inability to manage time correctly. Another reason is often: hikkanism (you don't want to cross paths with relatives if you live in the same apartment, the subconscious mind helpfully suggests not to cross paths in terms of waking time).

    All this affects your health extremely badly.�

    You can certainly try to rationalize a bad habit (“you don't understand anything! It's the whole world!”), but it looks just as ridiculous as rationalizing the raw food diet, God forgive me.�

    I write this as an owl with 20 years of experience.

  3. About the 32-hour day-the absolute truth. And I think that's the problem with owls. It's just that owls have less ability to adapt to a 24-hour day. I judge by myself: I am a typical owl, 8 hours of sleep is not enough for me, I need ten, but if I sleep for 10 hours, then I go to bed late at night… Yes, I can at least work in 24-hour mode. But as soon as the artificial social “props” for this mode are removed, I switch to a 32-hour mode for 3-4 days.

  4. This is exactly the same reason as entering daylight saving time – combining the time when people are working and when the sun is shining. It was believed that this helps to save money(and then electricity). This is not as relevant now as it was a couple of centuries ago, so some companies plan their working days so that employees can drive on the streets not during rush hour.

    Well, the reason why no one “breaks” traditions and transfers work to the night is obvious – it is not profitable. At night and in the evening, most people sit at home and think about nothing but rest. Someone to serve?

  5. Because people are very slow to adapt to all the changes in our being. Fortunately, there are still changes, especially in the tech and creative industries. In many startups, today is not a normal working day, you can come in at 11-12 days. You can also often work from home.

  6. I just want to do my bit. I was brought to kindergarten sleeping. There were always problems with being late at school.I chose a job that made it hard to see that I was late, but I could easily stay late or stay the night. Now it's been 8 years since I found a comfortable time – to go to bed at 7-8 in the morning and get up at 12-13 in the afternoon. But I have one problem – everyone around me is wildly annoyed by this. I want to say that there are not many of us, not half, it seems to me that there are definitely 10-15 percent of us, and the same number would be happy to live with this schedule (and live longer). And since owls are under constant stress (due to a forced schedule) and do not get enough sleep, they live less. Hence the conclusion – do not try to remake yourself, change the world around you. And you will live in comfort 😉

  7. I couldn't help but recall the phrase of one of my former professors: “Larks are those who grow up at 5-6. Owls are those who get up at 6-7. And those who get up at 10 am are either students or housewives.”

  8. It seems to me that the concept of larks/owls is greatly exaggerated. They are not born with them, but become them depending on the environment, type of activity, hobbies, partner, having children, etc. Accordingly, people can change over the course of their lives and move from owls to larks, and back again. As far as working hours are concerned, more and more firms are switching to flexible working hours rather than working hours. You need to work 8 hours, and when you do it is up to you. I think this trend will spread more and more.

  9. Actually, let's turn to the foundation of the question: why does a person stay awake in the sunny time of day, and sleep in the dark?

    What does the mode of human activity depend on in general?

    The body is a complex thing, although it is ingeniously simple. One of the aspects that is regulated according to the embedded program, as well as instinctive behaviors, is the mode of vital activity. A person is inevitably connected to the world around him, and thus dependent on it. What is the basis of the life of “wild” nature? The sun, which feeds some, and gives the opportunity to navigate others; for the same reason, there is an “anti” system-nocturnal predators.

    However, humans are not nocturnal predators. Experiments conducted by scientists to study the optimal mode of human existence, came to the conclusion that in terrestrial conditions, the human body is associated with the solar day cycle, and therefore for a person, whoever he considers himself, no matter how he knocks down his daily routine, the absolute norm is to get up with the sun or before it (4-6 hours in the morning) and go to So, all the systems of the body work harmoniously, because they work “in shifts”, and rest also “in shifts”. It is this fact that determines the importance of observing the mode of vital activity corresponding to the internal processes of the body.

    By the way, in the absence of a light source (Sun), each subject independently switched to a 32-hour day mode.

    I may be wrong, but sleep for 32-hour days lasted an average of 10 hours, despite the fact that the sleep rate for 24-hour days is 8 hours.

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