Are you a night owl? You like to watch Netflix long into the evening, then you struggle to get up for work?
If you have this characteristics, cience says you’re probably more intelligent and creative. You might even be happier. Don’t feel guilty about that lie-in.
There is a new study entitled “Why Night Owls Are More Intelligent” illustrates that being in control of when you sleep, and when you wake up, means you’re clever.
Authors Satoshi Kanazawa and Kaja Perina say that being able to hit the ‘snooze’ button on your alarm clock means you’re quite possibly an intellectual, because you’ve adapted to modern life. Alarms are a relatively new invention.
There’s that rule, isn’t there: get up as soon as your alarm sounds. Well, being able to follow your intuition and sleep a little longer indicates the urge to follow your ambitions. Kanazawa and Perina, the authors, suggest that doing so makes you more independent and free.
Close to this study a similar one have been developed by the University of Southampton and had similar results where there was an analysis off 1,229 people and their socioeconomic situations – and found a distinct correlation with sleeping patterns.
People who go to bed after 11pm, and get up after 8am, generally earned more money and had a better lifestyle.
But remember – sleeping for too little or too long isn’t a good idea. The National Sleep Foundation advises adults they get between seven and nine hours a night.