Are Morning People Healthier Than Night Owls?

Have you ever wondered whether it’s healthier to be a morning person or a night owl? My dad has always been a morning person and I would say he’s a generally happy guy; he’s in a good mood most of the time and has an easygoing, stress-free feel to him. This may be due to the fact that he is a morning person, or it may not. Read on to get the real details about morning people.


1. They Tend To Be Happier

Did you know that tests have shown that morning people, no matter what age, are happier and reported feeling healthier than night owls? This may be because the work schedule for most people is 9 to 5. If you hate getting up early, you’re more likely to loathe your day, feel tired and just feel off all day.

2. They Do Better In School

Can you believe that morning people tend to get better grades than night owls? This may be due to a variety of things. Morning people tend to go to bed earlier, so they don’t take part in unhealthy college behaviors such as drinking excessively, which can definitely interfere with study habits, sleep schedules and the ability to stay alert and intake information. Morning people also have an easier time waking up in the morning so they’re more likely to feel bright eyed and bushy tailed, which helps them to be better able to focus on the subject matter and be more engaged.

3. They Are Less Likely To Hit The “Snooze” Button

Morning people tend to get up very easily in the morning. This helps them to feel joyful as soon as they get up. They feel energized, which can make them more likely to exercise and take part in healthier activities. Since they’re not groggy, they are less likely to crave sugary foods or salty junk which helps them to stay in shape and feel better mentally.


Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.

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