Is it better to be an early bird or a night owl?

Firstly, I should disclose that I’m a night owl. As a result, my parents always said I had poor sleeping habits. I hated it because no matter what I did, I couldn’t seem to become an early bird. However, our sleeping habits are partially coded in our DNA.

Reading this made a lot of sense to me. Growing up, I always slept late. I have always been a night owl no matter how hard I tried to wake up early. There wasn’t a single day I didn’t hit the snooze button and there was no chance of me functioning in the morning without a strong cup of coffee in my system. Studying late at night was a lot easier for me. I enjoyed being alone in the quiet. My family and friends always complained about how hard it was for them to wake me up. After that, my dad told me he had the same problem when he was younger too. In other words, I guess being a night owl runs in our blood.

For instance, according to Live Science, there was a study conducted regarding this. Whether or not you like to wake up early or stay up late is linked to some regions of the human genome, which includes regions associated with your body’s internal clock. This clock is called your circadian rhytham.

So, is it easier to be a early bird rather than a night owl then?

Well, the world unfairly favors early risers. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. But, we just assume that people who can wake up earlier are more productive. For example, school and work start early, there are early bird deals, “first come first serve”, and a ton more early bird perks. The night owl wants the same opportunities.

So, who won?

According to Bidsketch, Planet of Success, and Lull, here are some of the Pros and Cons about being a night owl or early bird.

Night OwlEarly Bird
ProsMore Intelligent
More stamina
More productive
More proactive
Usually healthier
More persuasive
ConsMore Depressed
Have trouble saying “No”
Need more sleep
Less creative

To be honest, I wasn’t surprised seeing late sleepers are more productive. Being on top of my busy schedule was always a walk in the park. Making schedules and staying organized made me feel more calm. For instance, check out my top 4 secrets on how to stay productive.

So the winner is either an early bird or a night owl who recognizes and accepts the cons of their sleeping style. In conclusion, a winner makes sure that theycan focus their energy to turning their strengths into weaknesses. Both types have their pros and cons.

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