What time of day are you most alert?

Australia
April 2, 2007 6:51pm CST
SO, when is the time of day that you are most alert? Is it first thing in the morning or late at night after all those coffees? Maybe it could be after you get home from work; if your work is stress-less. I am wondering because I want to find the best time of day to do things that require you to be alert; such as write, analyze something or study. I know it will be different fot every unique individual; but I'm on the lookout for the most common time for people. All responses appreciated.
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@ESKARENA1 (18306)
3 Apr 07
for me its between 2 and 4 in the afternoon thats when im at my absolute best. The rest of the time im either waking up or too tired, blessed be
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@Caila611 (992)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I would have to say first thing in the morning is when i can get a lot accomplished. By lunch time i starte to fizzle out and then by evening i'm worn out. Caffeine helps alittle but i try to avoid it.
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@mommyaiai (295)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I think i am alert after i exercice in the morning.Coz when i woke up i am still tired so i take a few exercise then that would really make me alert.
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@charmz89 (102)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
im more alert late at night. but i dont drink cofees. lol my brain function well pass 12 midnight. beleive it or not! :D
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@misstree (241)
• United States
3 Apr 07
My best time of the day is night. When everything is quiet, and peaceful I can think clearly. However, alot of my thoughts during these hours are pretty much my imagination, and not always of good judgement. Maybe this is why I like the night because I am able to feel free in my mind? I always did most of my songwriting at night. Most artwork and creativity comes out during the darkness. I always feel more alert as well. I have never been a morning person at all. Even growing up I always liked nighttime. I can often relate to the moon too. Feeling lost, yet it guides me in times of darkeness. I have led a pretty depressed life until now. Maybe this is one reason too. Normally, creative artistic people enjoy and feel the best at night. I suppose I fit into this catagory. :-)
@terriann (4458)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I'm not a morning person. So I would say i'm more alert after atleast nine AM.First thing I do after I drink my morning coffee is give my daughter her seizure medicine, and help her. Read my Bible and pray.Then my household chores, and spend time with my family.
• China
3 Apr 07
for me, I am a party animal,so I am a totally night owl. I often go to sleep at 4 AM, waking up at 4 pm. After a shower,some food, I do some excercise. when it comes to evening/night,I am very alert.it is the most clear time for my brain.
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@lingli_78 (12861)
• Australia
3 Apr 07
i am usually a morning person... i am very active and alert in the morning and usually already very tired by 9.30 pm... i usually go to bed by 10 p.m... :-)
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• Singapore
3 Apr 07
I used to be alert at around 2 am and a friend of mine speculated then that I might have been born at that time. Unhappy for her, it was not the case so she was proven wrong. But now, I am not particularly awake at any time - but I would be more alert in the night than in the day. ;-)
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@xnipher (544)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
I am most alert at Midnight.. i am always have my sleep at daytime....
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@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
3 Apr 07
Hi there, I think i'm more alert first thing in the morning up until around early afternoon. Then things start tailing off and I start to get tired. By evening I'm no good for anything and my brain is like a sieve! lol
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@Bee1955 (3887)
• United States
3 Apr 07
Wake UP!!!! - clock
My best times are between 630 PM and 4 AM. I am a night owl and my husband works night shift. We both sleep during the day and awaken around 430 PM.After a shower, some food, and the mail and newspapers, we work on our hobbies or current issues. I go online to mylot and others fresh as a daisy by then!
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@katyzzz (2902)
• Australia
3 Apr 07
It varies, I'm very alert right now.
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@charms88 (7547)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
I'm definitely a night owl. I'm usually grumpy first thing in the morning. Now that its vacation time for my girls, I can give myself an extra hour or 2 to catch up on some sleep. I'm unusually alert during the dawning hour. Most of my friends are in the US and its easier for me to chat with them at unholy hour. :)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I am most alert about an hour after i wake no matter the time. No i do not drink coffey very much i mostly drink soda.
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@Poison_Girl (4165)
• United States
3 Apr 07
Well, I'm not a morning person, so it's definitely not in the mornings for me. I'm usually pretty tired/out of it by night time, so I'd say I'm most alert sometime in the middle of the day.
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@BrainTeaser (1432)
• Pakistan
3 Apr 07
At night, i am most alert at nights,perhaps thats why my family use to call me owl and bat sometime,as soon as its 9 Am its my good night. Its just into me that i usually dont sleep nights rather i prefer to sleep at day time perhaps its because i aint doing any job at the moment,got so much free time to do things on net,like forums,emails,webs,games and so on. Even when its my exams i study at night and it seems the time i learn much by my studying. Yes i do take lot of coffee aswell but not only in night at day time aswell,i prefer it over tea.
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@mizrak07 (557)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
It's not the same with me, I'm alert at different times everyday. There is no pattern or fix time for me, it just happens.
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@daycarepal (1998)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I'm a morning person. I like to get up and get my day started. I think that is the time of day that I get most things accomplished. I usually start getting tired in the evening around 10:30. Unless I'm watching a really good movie, then I'm usually good till about 11 or 11:30.
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• Hong Kong
4 Apr 07
ys,my alert time is when I wake up from a good sleep. I don't mean the morning only, even when I wake up after a little nap at noon. I am a night person, and always go to bed at midnight. so tea or coffee is always at my hand to keep my mind clear. but I think it's not the best alert time with the help of tea or coffee because it is just a kind of forced consciousness. The best alert time should be the time when you have a good rest, and I think that's a natural way.