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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  • Stella Idc any... 2012/06/14 00:19:42
    It's better than the alternative! ;)
  • NoHandlebarsAttached 2012/06/12 23:54:57
    Night owl
    It always makes my transition back to my school-year sleep schedule weird.
  • Zorpix 2012/06/12 23:47:50
    Night owl
    You morning people... How do you do it?
  • Greenbay 2012/06/12 23:41:13
    Morning person
    Bith truthfully
  • thecutesttentacle 2012/06/12 23:40:59
    Night owl
    a mix of both.
  • HBO 2012/06/12 23:06:04
    Night owl
    Night owl, all my life !! Even if I have to get up early, I still can't go to bed before midnight. And that's still kind of early for me. I prefer to go to bed around 2am. Before kids it was ok, but now it's really my only quiet time, after they go to sleep. And it'd hard to get them to bed, because they are all totally night owls too ! People are always telling me they need a better schedule and an earlier bedtime, and I don't think they really understand what it's like to be a night owl !
  • Sodaheaded 2012/06/12 22:56:50
    Morning person
    I'm both. Sometimes I stay up till like 3 am and wake up 3 or 4 hours later and feel great :D
  • Christ0212 2012/06/12 22:52:52
    Night owl
    I am a night owl for sure.
  • Gia 2012/06/12 22:27:10
    Night owl
    I'm up & down all night long because of aches and pains. Never sleep through the night.. Never!!!
  • dawn 2012/06/12 22:25:22
    Night owl
    I think that morning people think that their waking up early makes them righteous. I don't think theres any difference.
  • HBO dawn 2012/06/12 23:27:42
    LOL, it does seem that people who get up early act like they just did the world a favor. And the earlier it is, the more they brag about it. "I had to get up at 4 this morning !" Well, great, that's what time I went to bed.
  • TasselLady 2012/06/12 22:18:16
    Morning person
    I'm an early bird person.
  • Melody 2012/06/12 22:04:58
    Night owl
  • MaryBoBerry 2012/06/12 22:01:52
    Night owl
    I've always been someone who stays up really late.
  • wpsark 2012/06/12 21:53:51
    Morning person
    the older I get, the more I enjoy the mornings...However, I dread gettting up on a week day to go to work but any other day it's rise and shine at the crack of dawn.
  • Wanderer 2012/06/12 21:46:04
    Morning person
    A little bit of both...which is changing as I age,I'm becoming more of a morning person.
  • The Reaper 2012/06/12 21:39:49
    Night owl
    The Reaper
    you wake me before 11 and you have a death wish!
  • Rhi-ot. 2012/06/12 21:34:46
    Night owl
    Wrong option, morning person.
    I hate waking up, but after about 10 minutes I'm good.
    I get moody and just want to go to bed by about 10:00pm unless I'm out somewhere.
    Even in the summer I'm in bed by 11:00.
  • Professor Wizard 2012/06/12 21:14:25
    Night owl
    Professor Wizard
    I am much more a night owl.

    I worked Midnight to 7:30am for 17 years.. no problems... Switched to day shift 23 years ago and struggle every morning to get motivated. I rarely go to bed before 11pm.
  • Amelia 2012/06/12 21:11:37
    Morning person
    morning! i love looking forward to breakfast!!! yum
  • JCD aka "biz" 2012/06/12 21:00:32
    Night owl
    JCD aka "biz"
    Mornings should be made unconstitutional.
  • Lisa 2012/06/12 21:00:11
    Night owl
    I can't stand waking up in the morning, even when I've slept in :P
  • Vijay Pawar 2012/06/12 20:57:04
    Night owl
    Vijay Pawar
    I love night, and enjoy my self.
  • Slurry 2012/06/12 20:56:46
    Night owl
    Mornings suuck.
  • Cupcakesareyummy 2012/06/12 20:56:15
    Morning person
    Tbh I'm both,sometimes I can just get up no hassel then other days I can be so tired ill sleep through the alarm, But mostly I hardly ever sleep , so I guess that makes me a morning person.
  • spiderpanda 2012/06/12 20:53:01
    Night owl
    i stay up all night and sleep through the morning XD
  • Shane 2012/06/12 20:52:42
    Night owl
    I HATE the morning.
  • socokid Shane 2012/06/13 02:07:48
    I wish I could just sleep through them... it would be better for all involved.
  • Shane socokid 2012/06/13 02:20:21
    Haha I know right?! I feel bad for my roommates...they have to deal with me every single morning.
  • Red Pixy 2012/06/12 20:51:54
    Night owl
    Red Pixy
  • EmmaWatsonForever 2012/06/12 20:45:13
    Morning person
    Oops sorry I meant night owl... I love staying up super late and watching scary movies hahaha and I hate waking up
  • Ben 2012/06/12 20:39:10
    Morning person
    If it's 7am and I'm not awake, that means I'm dead.
  • Michelle 2012/06/12 20:24:22
    Night owl
    In the morning, I require caffine. Once that wears off, I have a few hours of actual energy. I'm exhausted by sunset, but once the stars start coming out I'm completely awake. it makes sleeping a bitch-- I wish there was a "be nocturnal" option in life right from the start. ;)
  • Alex 2012/06/12 20:12:29
    Night owl
    Though, I kinda would like to be an early bird, because the day feels longer when you wake up earlier. Problem is I just don't see that happening anytime soon hahaha.
  • ~Roxy~Navy~Brat~ 2012/06/12 20:08:46
    Night owl
    When ever I'm up at 6 am I need coffee to get through the day.
  • Emily Barrington 2012/06/12 20:06:07
    Night owl
    Emily Barrington
    Always. Tired. ...... Always.
  • Mymi 2012/06/12 20:03:18
    Night owl
    i <3 the night !! he he
  • kate 2012/06/12 20:00:49
    Morning person
    depends I love going to do things at night but That's mainly on the weekends but on the weekdays I wake up at 6:00 or 5:30 so it depends sometimes I don't wanna go out I just wanna sleep and sometimes I just wanna lay in bed all day and not get out
  • Jay Victoria 2012/06/12 20:00:09
    Morning person
    Jay Victoria
    Once the moon is out, I'm dead asleep. I can barely stay up pass 9pm.
  • TKramar 2012/06/12 19:59:30
    Night owl
    I work overnights. Stick to that schedule even on weekends.

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