A major study has claimed that the “night owls” are likelier to die sooner than the “morning fellas”. The research was conducted by the Northwestern University and nearly half a million people participated in it.
- Late sleepers had a 10 percent higher risk of dying than others.
- 50,000 people were more likely to die in the 6.5-year period sampled.
Co-lead author Kristen Knutson said: “Night owls trying to live in a morning lark world may have health consequences for their bodies. It could be that people, who are up late, have an internal biological clock that doesn’t match their external environment. It could be psychological stress, eating at the wrong time for their body, not exercising enough, not sleeping enough, being awake at night by yourself, maybe drug or alcohol use. There are a whole variety of unhealthy behaviours related to being up late in the dark by yourself”.
While Researcher Malcolm von Schantz wrote:
“This is a public health issue that can no longer be ignored. We should discuss allowing evening types to start and finish work later, where practical. And we need more research about how we can help evening types cope with the higher effort of keeping their body clock in synchrony with sun time.”
By going through the study, what we found that people should adopt a healthy lifestyle.