Night owls die sooner?

Always staying up late may be bad for your health

10 Reasons Why Night Owls Are Smarter People

Are you a night owl? Most people have heard the phrase 'the early bird gets the worm', but various studies have actually shown that night owls may be smarter.

As everyone else is nodding off, the night owls start to become productive, resulting in all kinds of benefits.

Check out 10 reasons why night owls are smarter people.

1. They Have 'Evening Strength'

There may be a physical advantage to being a night owl: researchers at the University of Alberta tested the leg strength of nine early birds and nine night owls and found that the leg strength of an early bird remained consistent throughout the day.

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'Night owls' slightly more likely to die sooner than 'early birds'

"Night owls are ten per cent more likely than early risers to die young," reports The Sun. Researchers who studied more than 433,000 UK adults in middle to older age found that those who described themselves as "definite evening types" had a small increased risk of dying during the following 6.5 years, compared to those who described themselves as "definite morning types".

The researchers said this doesn't mean late nights cause early death, but that a number of factors linked to being a night owl could affect people's health.

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How Being a Night Owl Endangers Your Health

A new study found that night owls—people who like to stay up late—are more likely to die early compared to morning larks, who rise earlier.

The new report, published in the journal Chronobiology International, analyzed a study of about half a million people from ages 30 to 73 and followed what happened to them over 6.5 years. They found that the people who identified themselves as “definite evening types” had a 10% higher risk of dying over the study period than people who said they were “definite morning types” at the start of the study.

The researchers, from University of Surrey in England and Northwestern University in Chicago, also found that night owls were more likely to have health problems like diabetes, neurological problems and respiratory disorders. This isn’t the first study to have found an association between late bedtimes and poorer health; other studies have linked being a night owl to a greater risk of depression, drug use and negative lifestyle behaviors like eating an unhealthy, fatty diet.

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