A preference for the night or darkness. Also called scotophilia. Αn abnormal preference for the night over the day. The love of darkness or night, or feeling like you belong in the dark. Finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness.
nyc·to·phil·i·a (nĭk′tə-fĭl′ē-ə) Nycto (from the Greek word νύχτα -> night) and -philia (from the Greek word φιλία -> love/ lover). The word Philia, as an ancient Greek word for love refers to brotherly love, including friendship and affection. This contrast to the ancient Greek terms Eros, or sexual/romantic love, and agapē, or detached, spiritual love. Also you will find it as scotophilia(from the Greek word σκότος -> darkness and -philia).