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Sunday, May 18, 2014

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

1. Growing up, you were the last to fall asleep at sleepovers.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person
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2. And now, you’re restlessly awake for hours after your significant other has fallen asleep next to you.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

3. You have friends in other timezones to keep you company when everyone around you is fast asleep.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

4. You schedule emails to send later so your boss* won’t judge you for working at 4 a.m.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person
*And colleagues, and professors, and friends, and parents.

5. You work all day, but don’t really get anything done until you’re alone in the dead of night.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

6. If you have roommates, you spend your prime working hours tiptoeing and typing as quietly as possible.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

7. You know every 24-hour store and restaurant in your neighborhood.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

8. And the late-night food delivery men know you by name.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

9. Your innocuous texts come across as drunk booty texts just by virtue of being sent at 3 a.m.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person
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10. Getting in bed early doesn’t mean getting more sleep. It means angrily tossing and turning for a few hours.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

11. People constantly ask you why you’re up so late, and you don’t know what to say.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person
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Also: “Do you ever sleep?”

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

And: “Wow, you’re literally a vampire.”

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person
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12. Your friends are always tired and ready to go home when you’re just starting to have fun.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

13. But if they ever make early plans, you’re definitely the last to show up.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person
Brunch at noon? How about 3 p.m. instead?

14. Seriously. Everything about waking up in the morning sucks. Fuck alarms and sunrise and birds chirping.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

15. People are always giving you well-meaning advice on how to fall asleep earlier.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person
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And, out of desperation, you’ve tried almost all of it.

16. Your parents have always been on your case about not sleeping enough.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

17. And, over the years, you’ve figured out ways to hide it from them.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person
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18. You come up with your best ideas at night.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

19. And wake up to a bunch of barely comprehensible notes and self-emails to remind yourself of them.

And wake up to a bunch of barely comprehensible notes and self-emails to remind yourself of them.

20. You’ve seen (and Instagrammed) a lot of sunrises.

 

21. Waking up early for school/work means you almost never get more than four hours of sleep during the week.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

22. But you make sure to catch up on it by sleeping 12-plus hours on the weekend.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

23. Your special skills include: binge-watching terrible TV shows…

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person
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Snacking silently in bed…

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

And mindlessly scrolling down Reddit/Tumblr/Twitter for hours.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

24. Of course, you’re totally and completely useless in the morning, and need a gallon of coffee to get through the day.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

25. But it’s all worth it for your hours of peace and quiet solace in the dark…

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person

26. Hidden away from the world, and all of its insufferable diurnal people.

The 26 Greatest Joys And Struggles Of Being A Late-Night Person
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