Friday, December 1, 2023


Are you a morning or night person?

Are you a morning person? Someone who wakes up in the morning, drinks a cup of coffee (or other beverage of choice) and gets right to work? Perhaps you wake up every morning and get all your household chores and projects done.

Or, perhaps you hit snooze on your alarm clock… 12 times…

Are you a night owl? After everyone has gone to bed your energy spikes – how many movies can I watch? Let me knit an entire scarf! Let’s take the dog for a walk? Mmmm… midnight snack time!

Which is it? Are you both? Neither? Please tell us in the poll below. Thanks!

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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Jane (@guest_115572)
2 years ago

I’ve always been a night owl, getting up for school and work was a disaster. Weekends and summer, watch a movie at 9 pm, 11 pm, 1 am, 3 am…run out of movies, listen to music and read books, watch the sunrise then go to bed.We
my husband was insistent that if I got up with him, I’d get more done. He’s wake me at 6 am, and I’d sit fuzzy headed with a cup of hot tea, and start working about noon. If I get up at 11:45, get a cup of tea, I’ll be working by noon!

Hook 'n haul 89 (@guest_115561)
2 years ago

I like to get up by the crack of noon. Unfortunately our adopted rescue fur babies like to get up, out then fed, around 6 A.M. I always loose the battle.

RV Staff
2 years ago

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Rich (@guest_115558)
2 years ago

love staying up late!

Bob Weinfurt (@guest_115555)
2 years ago

If I have to wake early in the morning, I may rise but I refuse to shine

Paul Cecil (@guest_115553)
2 years ago

I spent most of my adult life working rotating shifts or night shifts. My habit now is to stay up until 2 to 3 AM, and not get out of bed until 10 AM. Unless of course there is a need, but even then I rarely see a sunrise.

Roy Davis (@guest_115551)
2 years ago

I am a morning person. As a child I would wake up for school before the alarm. As an adult I spent years getting up for work at 4:30 AM and adjusted to the point I shut off the alarm before it went off. I have been retired for 5 years but still am awake by 7 AM almost every morning. The advantage is that, when camping, I have seen some gorgeous sunrises while sipping on coffee and reading my Bible. I will nap for 20-45 minutes in the afternoon occasionally.

MN Anon (@guest_115550)
2 years ago

I’m a “middle of the day” person, lol.

Grant Graves (@guest_115639)
2 years ago
Reply to  MN Anon

Hear, Hear! We go to bed about 10:30 or 11 and get up around 7; this seems perfect for me now that I’m retired.

Michael (@guest_115546)
2 years ago

Generally, extraverts are night owls and introverts are morning doves.

Roy Davis (@guest_115552)
2 years ago
Reply to  Michael

I’m an extrovert and a morning person but my wife is an introvert and is definitely not a morning person.

Neal Davis (@guest_115534)
2 years ago

Left to my own devices, I tend to stay awake until 1, or 2 AM and rise when the alarm sounds (8 AM). However, if I am tired (as often happens after 4 or 5 consecutive late-nights), then I may go to bed as early as 9:30, or 10 PM. An early-morning appointment the next day also may cause me to go to bed before midnight. Much of this is predicated on my wife’s regular difficulty in falling asleep and her desired wake-up time of 8 AM. Although retired now, I routinely went to bed at 9:30 or 10 PM and rose at 4 AM when I worked. I found commuting into Washington, DC much nicer at 4:30 AM than at 7 AM, and I could head home before 4 PM, too!

Gary (@guest_115524)
2 years ago

They’re called circadian rhythms and they can be moved to later in the evening or morning through repetition. Ask any international traveler.

Ronald Payne (@guest_115508)
2 years ago

Thirty five years and still driving the city bus! work the day shift during the week,and work till midnights on weekends.Get up at 7am usually,lights out will vary.

Wayne Braxton (@guest_115503)
2 years ago

I can roll either way morning or night. I definitely enjoy that morning coffee so that is a motivator. Usually feet on the ground no later than 0700. I will stay up past 2200 for a good movie or with good friends.

John Wilkins (@guest_115500)
2 years ago

I go to bed at midnight and I’m up at 6am, and I’m mostly productive the entire time I’m up. I’ve been that way all most all of my life. Occasionally I’ll do a 15 minute power nap during the day. So much to do and so little time to do it.

Dr. Willie Live (@guest_115495)
2 years ago

I am a morning person, DW is a night person. Drive me crazy. 52 years together I am up early, I feed the pets and make the coffee. I go to bed a nighttime, she banging pots.

Connie VH (@guest_115493)
2 years ago

My body clock is really turned around. I get up around 3 am, and I’m ready. But that’s because I crash out between 7:30 and 8:00 pm every night. So I guess, in a way, I’m both morning AND night. I’m hoping I can get my schedule back to more “normal” once we start our full-time RV life NEXT WEEK.

But for the past few years, and still for now, it works for me.

Jeanine Ruby (@guest_115491)
2 years ago

I just love the early, early morning when no one else is about, the sun is still asleep. The quiet while having coffee is wonderful – no barking dogs, no crying children, no car engines. Just solitude. I can write, draw, crochet, whatever without interruption for a couple hours before others start their day. Sunrises are so delightful! Of course there’s always a payoff. I get sleepy by 7:00pm…. 🙂

Tommy Molnar (@guest_115512)
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeanine Ruby

Sounds familiar, Jeanine.

Wayne Caldwell (@guest_115488)
2 years ago

Usually asleep by 9:30 and awake by 5am. Get the day started with RVTravel Daily Tips, local news, and a cup of coffee before waking my bride at about 5:45 so she can start her 6:30 workday (teleworking).

Tom B (@guest_115483)
2 years ago

I guess 20 years in the military didn’t help me sleep in. I tend to be a light sleeper, and when its time to get up, I can either toss and turn in bed ( and wake up DW…not good!) Or get up, go outside and watch the world wake up. I’d rather watch the sunrise than a grumpy wife ANY day.

robert (@guest_115482)
2 years ago

As a retired dairy farmer it does not matter when I go to bed (around 11) I am wide awake at 5 for the morning milking even though I sold the cows years ago. At 75 years young you can’t break something you been doing since a child. But I do love getting a jump on the rest of the world. No crowding at Lowes, Home Depot and Walmart at 6 am.

Joe Testa (@guest_115481)
2 years ago

Always been a morning person, parents used to send me to bed at 8pm, no matter what day of the week or season. Now I am a 9p-5a sleeper and up and going.

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