Why Being a ‘Night Owl’ is Bad

So, you have all probably heard of the phase ‘night owl’ – these are people who prefer to stay up late, and to some extent this is due to our genes.

However, a lifestyle that doesn’t fit with the workings of our society (aka having work / school from 9 to 5) can cause several problems to ones health, including disruptions in metabolic processes, lipid and glucose metabolism, and blood pressure.

People who are ‘night owls’ are more likely to:

  • eat less vegetables and grains
  • eat less often but have bigger meals
  • have type 2 diabetes
  • be at risk of suffering from sleep deprivation
  • be susceptible to suffering from depression

However, scientists have actually discovered a number of benefits to being a night owl. It has been suggested through research that night owls may be able to perform and function significantly better than morning people 10 hours after being awake. More research is being done to test for more pros, but I think it is safe to say that it is a lot more beneficial to go to sleep at a decent time.

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