When I don't have to get up for work, like now, I usually stay up until 3 or 4 and sleep until 10 or 11. Sometimes if I wind up creeping my cycle ahead and find myself going to bed around 6am, I'll skip a whole night of sleep and go to bed early the next night to shock my body into a more normal schedule.
Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.
^^ That's exactly it. Night time is 'me' time. Either it's party time or else it's quiet time but either way that's your time to enjoy yourself. With everything dark, quiet, and closed it's very conducive to wasting time with single minded focus.
At this point it's just a habit and I'm not a regimented or 9-5 person by nature (so working 8am-6pm M-F was just painful). I have to overcompensate by waking up hours earlier than necessary and not sleeping in on weekends. Blech.
My biorhythms however are VERY conducive to working on music videos, writing obscure manuscripts that never get published, and being the bassist in a rock band. And maybe a bartender or card dealer. You know, any career involving heathenry and vice.
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.” ― Oscar Wilde
At least 8 hours. From anywhere between 10 pm and 5 am to anywhere between 6 am and 3 pm. But always at least 8 hours. Less makes me lose my creativity and my life becomes dull. Less than 6 h a night for several nights leaves me depressed. I prefer enjoying life and being creative to being dull and depressed.
I have arms for a fucking reaosn, so come hold me. Then we'll fuvk! Whoooooh! - GZA