Are You a Morning Person or a Night Owl?

Living 2012/06/12 16:00:00
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The early bird catches the worm ... and he's chipper all day, too. Morning people are happier and more satisfied with life than night owls, a new study suggests, according to LiveScience.

"We found that older adults reported greater positive emotion than younger adults, and older adults were more likely to be morning-type people than younger adults," study researcher Renee Biss, a graduate student at the University of Toronto, told LiveScience. "The 'morningness' was associated with greater happiness emotions in both age groups."

Only about 7 percent of young adults are morning types, but this tends to change as people age. Morning people also reported feeling healthier than night owls. So why are morning types so perky? Well, they might be more likely to get enough sleep, but they're also on track with the rest of the world. "Society's expectations are far more organized around a morning-type person's schedule," Biss told LiveScience. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
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  • AngryGabby 2012/06/13 00:02:09
    Night owl
    I may rise in the morning, but I certainly don't shine. Who's happy about getting up at the butt crack of dawn?

    Besides, owls are so beautiful!
    barn owl great horned owl snowy owls

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  • Chele Kabat 2013/08/20 05:30:23
    Night owl
    Chele Kabat
    when you have chronic insomnia, there's not really a choice.
  • RJS 2012/07/13 00:38:45
    Night owl
    Yeah, but I heard somewhere that intelligent people are more likely to be night owls.
  • P. Sturm 2012/06/28 08:19:36
    Night owl
    P. Sturm
    Both, I'm usually still up and drift off around noon.
  • Riku Xander 2012/06/23 06:30:28
    Night owl
    Riku Xander
    Currently a night owl, but I tend to be whatever I need to be.
  • daize 2012/06/18 22:40:33
    Night owl
    Nuff said
  • Tiah 2012/06/18 11:37:09
    Night owl
    I hate getting up holidays r the best sleep ins!
  • macy 2012/06/18 04:44:12
    Night owl
    Morning people are more chipper, yes. Especially in the morning, when no one wants to hear them talk.
  • Dave 007 2012/06/17 13:13:48
    Night owl
    Dave 007
    I do get up early and I don't drink coffee. So stay away from me till I get some sugar in me.
  • ali 2012/06/17 02:59:01
    Night owl
    I <3 my sleep and I am a party girl!!!!!
  • JessieP 2012/06/17 00:25:32
    Night owl
    Just because I don't sleep much, doesn't mean I'm sadder and less satisfied.
  • bt sedlock 2012/06/16 16:19:14
    Night owl
    bt sedlock
    I am most defintely a Night Owl most of the time I don't go to bed till 2 AM because on the internet chatting with buddies including here on Sodahead.
  • bt sedlock bt sedlock 2012/06/16 16:28:41
    bt sedlock
    My hours at work have changed to the night shift because there isn't much work do in the daytime. It seems to be working, though I miss out on some of my nighttime activities I like. What's worse is that I'm making less money now than when I worked in the daytime.
  • debhead 2012/06/16 12:47:02
    Night owl
    After years of working graveyard I'm still a Night owl. Noon is when I usually get up and start my. Activities and appointments are scheduled for in the afternoon. My husband works from 3p.m. till 11 p.m. so I want to be up, fix his dinner and spend time with him when he comes home. We go to bed together around 5 or 6 a.m.. It works great for us. We also live in Las Vegas where our schedule is normal to a lot of people.
  • *SqU!R@L QuE3N* 2012/06/16 01:41:30
    Morning person
    *SqU!R@L QuE3N*
    i prefer waking up in the morning tired than being tired and not sleeping
  • Tre 2012/06/15 19:40:38
    Night owl
    I can't go to bed early for nothing! Always the last one up at my house!
  • ahboni 2012/06/15 17:40:01
    Morning person
    not so early but i prefer the day!!!
  • capoeirakid 2012/06/15 17:12:16
    Night owl
    I do love watching the sunrise, but I think night is usually much prettier than day, and all of my favorite TV shows come on at night.
  • Dave Hampson 2012/06/15 06:42:57
    Night owl
    Dave Hampson
    Night owls (seems redundant) are less happy because they have time to ruminate. A life unexamined is not worth living. Morning types are more likely to be "chipper" because they just dont get it. They are oblivious and therefore happier in their delusions.
  • debhead Dave Ha... 2012/06/16 12:50:16
    All I can say is Wow! Lol
  • Tdog 2012/06/15 03:54:17
    Night owl
    But i'm trying to change. Promise.
  • Funboy 2012/06/15 03:06:47
  • Call me Mark willya? 2012/06/15 01:41:12
    Night owl
    Call me Mark willya?
    I like nights, but it's hard to handle business like paying bills and such you pretty much have to be up during the day, therefore, nights are for sleeping. :( Not happy just dealing with it.
  • Mini Twuby 2012/06/15 00:29:25
    Night owl
    Mini Twuby
    I love staying up and sleeping in to much to be an early bird xD sleeping gif
  • bt sedlock Mini Twuby 2012/06/16 16:49:20
    bt sedlock
    We humans are mammals, but virtually other mammals are nocturnal, including deer, hyenas, lions, tigers, wolves, bats, aardvarks, bears, aye-ayes (sort of a half monkey), African civets-etc.
  • Skywalker 2012/06/14 23:16:03
    Night owl
    Mornings are to hard. Youve have to move and stuff. I'm a much more happier person at night.
  • Quietman ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/14 22:50:56
    Morning person
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    I operate best somewhere in between these two.
  • Crista Falco 2012/06/14 20:57:22
    Night owl
    Crista Falco
    I always feel like I have way more energy at night, but even if I go to bed at a regular time and get a decent amount of sleep I still am incredibly cranky in the morning. I'm just a natural night owl
  • bt sedlock Crista ... 2012/06/16 17:00:23
    bt sedlock
    I am defintely a night person. But alot of people who go to bed late at night, including myself can wake very cranky in the morning even depressed. And studies show that people who wake in the morning without a good amount of sleep can start experiencing memory loss.
  • bt sedlock Crista ... 2012/06/16 17:00:52
    bt sedlock
    That's starting to happen to me.
  • hannah 2012/06/14 20:26:00
    Night owl
    i hate waking up in the morn. i feel more alive at night anyway. more animated. XD
  • Twitch 2012/06/14 20:18:39
    Night owl
    I'm really both. I can get up early easily and stay up all night.
  • Jas 2012/06/14 20:15:37
    Night owl
    Night Owl... Night Owl... Night Owl... It's a FAIL me getting up in the morning
  • Nate Hubert 2012/06/14 19:36:57 (edited)
    Night owl
    Nate Hubert
    I'm sorry, but morning people annoy the s**t out of me.
  • Calisto 2012/06/14 18:39:23
    Night owl
    It's just easier to stay awake than to wake up.
  • teigan 2012/06/14 18:16:37
    Night owl
    I even prefer to drive at night rather than day.
  • V~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/14 16:47:44
    Night owl
    So many interruptions during the day, I use late night hours as quiet time to get things done.
  • <img src="http://images.coo... 2012/06/14 16:24:35
    Night owl
    <img src="http://images.cooltext
    I usually get up early depending on the time I go to bed, but I hate getting up in the morning, I consider myself nocturnal sometimes LOL! the only time I get up real early Is... if I have to, and going to six flags.. and If I get a job then that makes 3 LOL
  • crabcancer69 2012/06/14 15:52:48
    Night owl
    Definitely a nght owl! I love staying up at night.
  • WOODMAN34 2012/06/14 15:21:49
    Night owl
    Well the early bird may catch the worm but the 2nd mouse get the cheese. I'm a night person all the way.
  • rugrat1411 2012/06/14 15:00:03
    Night owl
    I HATE mornings. I must have atleast an hour or two to myself, Please don't talk to me. But even after 25 years my husband still doesn't get it or care I assume because he talks to me (ha ha) He is a rise and shine start the day happy no matter what, yuck!

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