My natural sleep schedule has me awake when my partner is sleeping. I miss out on a lot of the lit day, a bummer on adventures seeing something new. It's impossible to collaborate at midnight with my sleeping peers. I really want to become a morning person for social, personal and professional benefits.
My natural sleep cycle is delayed by hours beyond what most of society considers normal. I get most of my energy in the evening. I get my second wind hours after the sun has set. I’m most productive late at night. My body wants to be awake hours after it’s dark.
It’s extremely difficult trying to have a normal sleep schedule. I’m constantly tired because I can’t fall asleep then wake up at a reasonable hour. Even when detached from modern society, like when I’m camping for weeks with primitive lighting, no bright blue screens, and ample natural night throughout the day, I still struggle falling asleep and waking up at normal times.
For those that have become morning people, any tips on making a successful transition? Or is it worth fighting my body's natural sleep cycle?