Do you consider yourself a morning person? A recent study shows that early birds, or people who go to bed early and get up early are generally more happy than night owls.
The study, conducted at the University of Toronto, found that people who go to bed early and wake early are more alert, happier, and more motivated than late sleepers. In addition to the preliminary findings, researchers also learned that morning people may be healthier than those who sleep in because they are getting better quality of sleep. This study, which was published in May, examined two groups of adults. One group between the ages of 17 and 38 and another group between the ages of 59 and 79. A clear difference between the age groups was that a mere 7% of members of the younger generation identified themselves as morning people as opposed to 93% of the older cohort saying that they are early risers.
Moral of the story? Choose the sleep habits that best fit your daily schedule to ensure adequate quality and quantity of sleep.