About the creativity part, I have no idea. I am someone who can stay awake at night, and I am blessed with some creative talents. I can draw pretty well and once in a while I scribble down poems. But I do not know whether this creativity of mine is related to staying awake at night. Will wait to see the replies from other members.
"Do not give up, things might not favour you always"
Studying things you find boring in the silence of night which suddenly turns into somethibg interesting.
late Night awaking often are for building oneself into something really amazing and fantastic, best time for free flow of ideas and thoughts away from all the disturbances and chit chat.
But if you are in a hostel it is just a normal routine everyone around you awake studying, watching movies and reading novels. Even making maggi it is the matter of place also which define how awakening at night is hmgoing to affect you.
"It is hardest thing in the world to be good thinker without being a good self examiner"
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
It is scientifically tested that those who sleep late and wake up early are geniuses.
Sadly sleep wins over my genius every night.
The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.
I am a late sleeper. A late riser too. I would rather stay awake in night for long, than sleeping early and getting up early. For the past many decades, I cannot remember any time when I slept before midnight. This as so even in my academic days too. The proverbs 'Early to bed and early to rise..." or "Early worm catches worm.." do not appeal to me .
It all depends on the individual, some are early sleepers and early risers, some sleep late and wake up after the sun is up. I like to go to bed a little late after dinner, once the kids are asleep, the rest of the house is quiet, then there is some time for yourself to do things. I often read novels or check emails or stay on ISC like now. While studying, I liked studying at night rather than early morning as I was lazy to be up very early in the morning. The best thing is to read a book or a thriller lying in the bed with the side light surrounded by silence all around, that's the best solitude I can get or we can get at home. I don't much about creativity, maybe the calm, quiet atmosphere and the fact that there nothing more to do afterward, increase creativity? Interestingly, if you see the times of the replies posted, some are just after midnight, some are very early in the morning! people are different and still there are a little creative enough to reply to this thread!
The silence in night provides me a better environment to do something of my own choice. It can be anything like watching a movie, painting, writing or any other thing.
When I was in hostel, the scenario was like - I used to wake my friend up early in the morning and then I used to go for a sleep. I do not know when and how I developed this habit and even started loving it but I loved it.
Now days, I have to get up very early in the morning because of my champ's school timings but I miss those days very much.
Living & Learning- simultaneous processes!
I'm one of those rare people who sleep at 4 or 5 in the morning and wake up at noon. Mornings are the worst time to write. The constant sound of doorbells (milkman, garbage collecting person, the maid) annoy me to no end and play a big role in breaking my concentration and dampening my inspiration. So, I sleep through all the chaos and rise when the sun is right over our heads, when people tired from all the morning chores are beginning to relax.
It's a pretty good routine, if I say so myself, but it's not for everyone.
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
Do what inspires you !!