Night owl

Idiom

Night owl

Definition

A night owl is a person who prefers to stay up late at night and sleep in later in the morning.

Examples

My brother is a night owl – he’s always up past midnight.

My friends and I are all night owls, so we usually stay up talking until the early hours of the morning.

I’m a night owl, so I’m never ready for bed before 1am.

My mom is a morning person, while I’m a night owl who loves staying up late.

I’m definitely a night owl – I’m always up late watching movies or playing video games.

Origin

The phrase ‘night owl’ has been used since the early 19th century, but the exact origin is unknown.

FAQs

Question

What does it mean to be a night owl?

Answer

To be a night owl is to prefer to stay up late at night and sleep in later in the morning.

Question

Is it healthy to be a night owl?

Answer

It depends on your individual lifestyle and sleep needs, but it is generally recommended to get 7-9 hours of sleep per night.