Is it harmful to your health to go to bed late and get up late (not to go to bed late and get up early)?

I'm a screenwriter. I often write all night and sleep when the sun comes out. Sleep is still plentiful during the day. Eight hours is guaranteed. People around me say that this way of work and rest is harmful, but writers and painters stay up late is quite common, and indeed writing at night is much more spiritual. Should we restore the nine-to-five working style? —————————————— Is it necessary for night taxi drivers to try to change to day shifts without lack of sleep and overdraft? (The night shift takes over at 4:30 p.m. and closes at 4:5 a.m., assuming that the night shift earns a high salary.) -- -- ________
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It just depends.

If you can get enough sleep, it's harmless. For example, if you stay up late to write, but sleep enough during the day, it doesn't matter. Tolstoy tried that.
It's harmful if you don't get enough sleep, or if you turn it upside down day and night and change it constantly. Fitzgerald was trapped here in the late Paris and 1930s.

Hemingway summed up the rules of work and rest during his time in Paris. Rich life, regular work and rest, and a healthy body are conducive to writing.
Haruki Murakami himself started as a bartender and wrote things at the same time. Later, he wrote two books, which were unsustainable. He sold the store and began to write professionally. Later, he incorporated running into his life rhythm.


Now that I'm here, I'd like to talk about the misunderstandings of the writers in many of the answers that appear in this building. They don't have any IDs at all.
A Don't always think that writers are passionate about writing regardless of it. This is a common misunderstanding of many people. Writing is so passionate that the writer himself has to write one line at a time. Writing, especially long things, was later physical labor. Therefore, there must be a way to keep peace and order for a long time. Most writers write much more calmly and painfully than most people imagine; the greater the author, the more self-examination he will have. Flaubert even had to run to the woods at night and read aloud to make sure they had a good sense of language.

B Some writers overdraft their own writings at the expense of their health. For example, Balzac. Some writers are inspired by unhealthy work and rest. Like Baudelaire. There are also some writers whose works are just not so healthy. Such as Proust, such as Shi Tiesheng, such as Duras (her alcoholism in her later years). But for most people, a healthy body is more conducive to writing.

C Most excellent writers actually have excellent physical fitness and sports habits. 。 Nabokov had tennis lessons. Borges was a good swimmer and rider. Remark, Hemingway and Heller all stayed in the army. Haruki Murakami did not mention running. So if you look at it a little, you will find that there are more and more long-lived and evergreen writers nowadays - if possible, they would rather take care of their bodies.

There are examples of Hugo's "crazy overdraft writing". For example, when Hugo wrote Notre Dame de Paris, he asked Adele to put all her clothes away and put on a pile of blankets to force him not to go out and write desperately. But this is the pressure of the publisher, not his normal state. Later, he was quite healthy. For example, before Eliot and Marquez became professional novelists, they worked as bank employees and journalists, or stayed up late in the evening, but once professional writing was done, it was immediately standardized.

Bottom line: Don't demonize writing. People like Pamuk don't have to sit at their desks for ten hours a day.
In the end, regular work and rest, adequate rest and good health are the key to the success of most writers.
In fact, all walks of life, no less.

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