Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."
I've heard this said all my life, but in the last 2 years and 3 months, I have realized that it is 100% true. I simply could not have lost 328 pounds on my own without converting to a daytime schedule. And I will never work any other schedule, ever again.
There is something about going to bed early that instills discipline. Getting up early is refreshing, energizing and puts me in a completely different frame of mind than sleeping until noon does.
In addition, night time promotes all of the demons. Darkness. Being alone. Brightly lit fast food restaurant signs. Late night pizza delivery. Endless TV watching.
To anyone considering a lifestyle change, I would absolutely say switching to a day shift as soon as humanly possible is a total must.