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Working better at night?

DimensionGamesDimensionGames Posts: 993PRO
edited November -1 in Miscellaneous
Hey all, just noticed something really interesting, over the last few weeks I have been struggling to get much work done on one of my apps even though I have had plenty of free time to work on it especially in the day as the weather in England has been terrible :/ This evening/morning (1.23am in UK) Im working ridiculously fast and efficiently, I have also found this to be the case on other long nights...Im wondering why?

I put it down to a few reasons;

Not many people on Facebook to chat to.
No new news content is being published (always checking sites for new content!)
No distractions in the home (everyone is asleep)

Anyone else have the same experiences and if so why do you feel that you do so?

Cheers.

Comments

  • keweworkshopkeweworkshop Posts: 377Member
    I have a 3 year old, so the only time I have uninterrupted time is at night. I would prefer to work during the day, I think my mind is sharper, but I have no choice. Night it is!
  • DimensionGamesDimensionGames Posts: 993PRO
    Seem to hear that from the GameSalad community, children make a big bearing on your hours! Im sixteen but like to do sports and hang out with mates in the day and in the evening I like to just relax, night is when the coding comes ;)

    Cheers.
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 4,315Member, PRO
    I love working at night! Sometimes the best ideas occur at 3am :) And meshed with a glass of Pinot Grigio, or Riesling, what more could you ask for? :)
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 4,315Member, PRO
    Yeah Tshirt, you are the ultimate Night Owl! :)
  • keweworkshopkeweworkshop Posts: 377Member
    I thought I it was bad staying up till 2am! But I can't sleep in with the kiddo so I'm up at 7am no matter what time I go to sleep.

    @butterbean no wine, just coffee in those wee hours! Wine would give me the giggles.
  • DimensionGamesDimensionGames Posts: 993PRO
    Glad to know that Im not the only one out there! Not going to lie don't normally stay up till 4am! Today Im working till 3/4am to polish my game and then sleep till 12 :D Did notice on your videos tshirtbooth that you worked late :)

    @keweworkshop 7am ouch! I haven't got up that early for a long time (finished school a month and a half a go :D)
  • MagoNicolasMagoNicolas Posts: 2,090Member, PRO
    I also Work Better at night, also I have more time, I'm not with my girlfriend, and there is nothing that interrupts me.

    Cheers.
  • RodericRoderic Posts: 145Member
    I'm also a big time night owl. I find that once the kids are in bed, then I get my best work done. Like others, I often work til 3 or 4 am. Still nights are the best working conditions.
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    butterbean said:
    Yeah Tshirt, you are the ultimate Night Owl! :)

    *ahem*

    QS :D

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  • 8BitAvrin8BitAvrin Posts: 361Member, PRO
    Yeap nighttime works for me the best too. I work full time, have a wife and baby so at night is when I can concentrate on developing the best. Unfortunately that's also usually my console gaming time so I usually have to choose between the two.

    I can't do the wine at night though, it would put me to sleep hardcore, haha, so it's green tea and water for me.

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  • WeswogWeswog Posts: 1,171Member
    I am a night person too since its when my mind is clear and I have time, not only that but I get the best ideas at night :)

    Cheers, Weswog
  • keweworkshopkeweworkshop Posts: 377Member
    Alright, where are all you night owls? I'm here!
  • ultimaultima Posts: 1,207Member, PRO
    guess we all work at night.
  • RodericRoderic Posts: 145Member
    Still working here, ha.
  • LumpAppsLumpApps Posts: 2,869Member
    At night but only because I am not distracted by phone calls etc.
    When it rains I work better too because it is quieter around my house. No screening kids in the street etc.
  • old_kipperold_kipper Posts: 1,420Member
    I used to spend a lot of late nights working but now try to cut it down and get up early instead if I can. There are time when I find myself working until very late, but creeping tiredness and shifting sleep patterns take their toll, and I find that sleep is an important part of keeping on the ball.

    Early morning do have the same quiet as late at night and by the time the phone starts going I often have 4 hours of good work done. I also find that lying in bed in the early morning after a good night's sleep can throw new light on problems, and often solutions are obvious with a fresh brain.

    But as I mention... I still do end up working late.
  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    quantumsheep said:
    *ahem*

    QS :D

    :-) I've often seen QS about in the Forums at 2 in the morning; I suffer (suffer?) from insomnia so I'm often awake at that time myself. I find that my "creativity" starts at about 10 o' clock in the evenings.

    (I've always been a night person. When I had my own graphic design business, more than 3 times I worked 24 hours practically non-stop. Wiped me out for a few days after though. And in my "wild" youth, used to stay up all night as well. Didn't care, me... ;-)

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  • hich4mhich4m Posts: 142Member, PRO
    night rules !!!
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    gyroscope said:
    :-) I've often seen QS about in the Forums at 2 in the morning; I suffer (suffer?) from insomnia so I'm often awake at that time myself. I find that my "creativity" starts at about 10 o' clock in the evenings.

    (I've always been a night person. When I had my own graphic design business, more than 3 times I worked 24 hours practically non-stop. Wiped me out for a few days after though. And in my "wild" youth, used to stay up all night as well. Didn't care, me... ;-)

    I hear you sir.

    I don't sleep unless I have to - as in, if I am just too knackered to carry on.

    It's just a waste of time otherwise, right? :)

    QS :D

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  • SlickZeroSlickZero Houston, TexasPosts: 2,870Member, Sous Chef
    old_kipper said:
    I used to spend a lot of late nights working but now try to cut it down and get up early instead if I can. There are time when I find myself working until very late, but creeping tiredness and shifting sleep patterns take their toll, and I find that sleep is an important part of keeping on the ball.

    Early morning do have the same quiet as late at night and by the time the phone starts going I often have 4 hours of good work done. I also find that lying in bed in the early morning after a good night's sleep can throw new light on problems, and often solutions are obvious with a fresh brain.

    But as I mention... I still do end up working late.

    Same with me. I've been finding that going to bed early and getting up around 2 or 3 is a lot more productive than staying up all night. Can't do like I did when I was in my 20's, gotta have that sleep now.

    Getting older kinda sucks. It's really not too bad though, I'll start worrying when I catch myself in line at the Howard Johnson's dinner buffet at 4:30 in the afternoon.

    I have no friends. I'm a loser that makes video games all day. Will you be my friend?

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    quantumsheep said:

    I don't sleep unless I have to - as in, if I am just too knackered to carry on.

    It's just a waste of time otherwise, right? :)

    QS :D

    I'd agree with that! :-)

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  • hk9000hk9000 Posts: 11Member, PRO
    Yes, me too. But don't tell your friend, your Facebook / mobile will busy at night.
    :>
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    gyroscope said:
    I'd agree with that! :-)



    /hi5

    :D

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    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

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