Late Mornings Are For Loafers, Right? Research Shows We’re Thinking About It All Wrong.

Posted by Editorial Staff in Health and Fitness On 29th January 2018

Good news for all you night owls, it turns out that staying up late and sleeping in may be a sign of high intelligence and a more comfortable lifestyle.



For most of us, the sound of the alarm is by far the most annoying sound and we tend to hit the snooze button inevitably everytime we hear the sound. Those who tend to do this a little too frequently are labeled as lazy and being indisciplined. Some people are of the belief that those 10 extra minutes can break your circadian pattern.

If you are one of those people who has slept through alarms and the snooze button has not affected you then you actually could be more intelligent and creative than the average person who jumps out of bed at the first ring of the alarm.


Night Owls might be smarter...

A study entitled Why Night Owls Are More Intelligent was published in The Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. It was conducted by authors Satoshi Kanazawa and Kaja Perina, who reveal that those in control of their sleeping habits are actually much smarter than the average person, despite the preconceived notions. When you know your body and you know your mind, you are showing signs of higher intelligence.



Their research took 1229 men and women and examined their sleep patterns. They discovered that owls (those who go to bed after 11 pm and get up after 8 am) tended to have more income and a more comfortable lifestyle in general.

Satoshi Kanazawa and Kaja Perina, the study’s authors, believe that humans are better adapted to living and sleeping like our ancestors did. This means going to bed early and getting up early in the morning.

While that was fine to do in a time before wi-fi and other cool inventions, now people tend to stay up socializing later and later but still get up early.

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