There are a few types of individuals when it comes to getting out of bed. Some wake up with a smile on their faces when they hear the sound of the alarm and graciously get up and start the day positively. Maybe they are up for a run or some sort of workout.
However, there is this other type of human beings that struggle to get up. Arguably, they’re much more commonplace around the world. They snooze the alarm millions of times in the morning and make up millions of excuses to why should they postpone ‘their getting up’ at that particular time. For these people, the struggle is for real. Getting up in the morning can be the hardest thing also for the ‘night owls.’
These people who find it difficult to get up in the morning were called lazy before. However, now according to new research, all those of us who struggle to get out of bed are actually more intelligent.
This article first appeared in Pretty52.
According to a study by the London School of Economics psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa, called Why night owls are more intelligent, those people are not only more intelligent but also more creative and happier than the morning people.
So, basically, you are not lazy if you struggle to get up in the morning or snooze the alarm many, many times. You are actually pretty clever.
“Virtually all species in nature, from single-cell organisms to mammals – including humans – exhibit a daily cycle of activity called circadian rhythm.” said Satoshi.
“However, humans, unlike other mammalian species, have the unique ability – consciously and cognitively – to override their internal biological clock and its rhythmic outputs. In other words, at least for humans, circadian rhythm is not entirely a matter of genetics.
“Within broad genetic constraints, humans can choose what time to go to bed and get up – choosing to be night owls or morning larks,” the psychologist continued.
If we just ignore the first wake up call, it makes us more likely to follow our ambitious, and according to the psychologist, Satoshi makes us more independent and more creative.
Also, this is supported by a study that took place at the University of Southampton. This study found that those who went to bed by 11 pm and didn’t wake until 8 am had a much happier lifestyle and earned more money.
Splendid news, right? Now, snooze away the alarm peacefully in the morning. Just don’t snooze it to the point where you’re running late for class or work.