Lark or owl? The advantages of both.

Whether you prefer to start your day at sunrise or closer to lunchtime, as always, there are positives to both options. Let’s consider them in more detail. As the saying goes, “the early bird gets the worm”. According to student research, people who wake up early are more likely to get promotions. Harvard biologist Christopher Randler found that “morning people” were more likely to agree with statements that express proactivity: “In my free time, I set my long-term goals” and “I am responsible for everything that happens in my life.” No worries night owls, your creativity allows you to keep up with early risers in their office careers. According to research from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, nocturnal type people were found to score higher on tests of originality, mobility, and flexibility. The University of Toronto conducted a study among more than 700 people, according to the results of which those who wake up of their own accord around 7 am are 19-25% more happy, cheerful, cheerful and alert. According to the study, people who wake up before 7:30 am are prone to increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol compared to night owls. Scientists from the University of Alberta claim that the brain of larks at 9 am works better and more active. According to research by the University of Liege in Belgium, it was found that 10,5 hours after waking up, the brain activity of owls increases significantly, while the activity of the center responsible for attention decreases in larks.

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