Late sleeper? Blame your genes.

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Богдан Виноградов: Am I the only person who, given the freedom, goes to sleep as late as 4 in the night, but if I have to wake up early and go to bed early, I'm fine?

Kirill Vishnevsky: Amen.

Sabian Martinez: 10am is late?? Pshhhh, try 4pm

angela572: Im 11 and i go to bed after 10pm and wake up at 7am because of my school is that bad or just weird

JellySandwich 73: All my teachers need to see this

Kuunib: The best part is that people always call you lazy but during puberty I couldn't fall asleep before 1 or 1.30 am and then get up at 6 am so I could be in the classroom by 7.20 am on just 5 hours of sleep. No wonder grades declined, also I was addicted to energy drinks to the point that my friends took them from me. And now it is no different go to bed at midnight but that is when the most productive time starts.

ArticPupper: This video really made me confused about this whole thing

Kuunib: So it is my mom's fault. Now she shouldn't be mad at me if I sleep late.

007Chakochi: Awesome video. Thank you.

Dennis medina: Am i the only one that sleeps at 4am and wakes up at 1pm?

Imran Khan: i'm going to show this to my mom yassss!

Evan Schooling: I get off work at midnight every day. Come home, go to sleep around 2am. Wake up around 11am ish. Any other sleep schedule I've tried to maintain has been murder on me. With this schedule I don't set alarms to wake up, I set alarms to remind myself to get ready for work. If I have to set an alarm to wake up, it's gonna be a BAAAAD day.

Hope Moore: How does waking up at 7 a.m. and being productive at 10 a.m. fit society? If your start time is 7/8 a.m., you have to get up at 5/6 to be at work and productive for 8 a.m. meetings.

Charles Yeo: Can I just move to another timezone? Lol

TellingSpades: Is anyone else the opposite? I fall asleep very early (around 8 pm) and wake up early (around 4 am)... I feel alone ;-;

PDP Jonathan: using this as an excuse for my lateness to work every monday 😂

Catherine Vaiphei: My mom told me that i was the one she could never put to sleep at night when I was a baby, so I think it has to do with my genes because I don't know how your sleeping pattern could be disrupted when you're an infant.

Ming HUANG: Don't make these kinds of videos vox, the media is turning the generation into a bunch of narcissistic idiots

mtb: I'm watching this at 1:33 AM

Poppy Petit Orenji: I used to get up at 5 every morning because my high school classes started at 7.
For my junior school year, that 7am class was AP Chem. For my senior school year, that 7am class was Calculus.
I wanted to shoot myself every morning.

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