If we lay in we are lazy. If we go to bed early we are deemed boring. If you sleep fewer hours than someone else, you are asked if you are resting enough. In a strange way, the opinions everyone have around sleep can cause more anxiety than not getting the right amount. Studies also show we have two sleepy points during the day.
How to cope if you’re a night owl and your partner is a morning person | HelloGiggles
Are you a morning person or a night owl? The answer may be written in your DNA. A study of nearly 90, people who had their genomes sequenced by the consumer genetics company 23andMe has identified 15 versions of genes that are linked to reports of being an early or a late riser. The findings, which were published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications , could improve our understanding of how our bodily clocks work — both in healthy people and in those of us with sleep disorders. Most living things, including people, live by natural hour cycles called circadian rhythms. These internal 'clocks' determine whether you have a preference for waking up early or staying up late — something scientists call your chronotype.
Genetics of Morning People & Night Owls | Visualized Health
It all comes back to that age-old dichotomy between night owls and morning people. Instead of seeking out snake oil, we got in touch with Nitun Verma, MD, a spokesperson for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, to get some insight into how to change your sleep schedule for good. Verma explains.
Night owls benefit from better memory, increased processing speed and cognitive abilities. Take that, early birds Credit: Alamy. Roughly one in four of us, though, tend more toward bright-eyed early risers, and another one in four are night owls.