The advantages of being a morning person
April 1, 2015 01:40 PM - Roger Greenway, ENN
There are many advantages of getting a good nights sleep. Turns out, the advantages are less if you are a night owl instead of a morning person.
Night owls are more likely to develop diabetes, metabolic syndrome and sarcopenia than early risers, even when they get the same amount of sleep, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
The study examined the difference between night and morning chronotypes, or a person's natural sleep-wake cycle. Staying awake later at night is likely to cause sleep loss, poor sleep quality, and eating at inappropriate times, which might eventually lead to metabolic change.