Night owls are more likely to die early.
A recent study suggests that people who stay up late frequently increase their chances of dying early. The study was focused on about half a million UK residents. 400,000 residents between 38 and 73 were asked if there were a morning or evening person back in 2010. Researchers then kept tabs on them f0r about 6.5 years. During the study period, more than 10,000 participants died and the people who identified as night owls were 10% more likely to die over morning people.
As it turns out, the night owls were just unhealthier overall. The study shows that gastrointestinal and neurological problems are very common in late sleepers. The study also suggests that, for night owls, being out of sync with the rest of the world, creates added stress and ‘social jetlag,’ which contributes to sicknesses, a poor metabolism, distress, and an early death. Though the study doesn’t give us a definitely solution, scientists believe eliminating
Daylight Savings Time could help align circadian rhythm in everybody. So, if you find yourself staying up super late at night and prefer getting your work done while the rest of the world is sleeping, your behavior could lead to an early death.