Early Bird or Night Owl: Which is More Beneficial?
October 23, 2018
Night Owls Can Be More Productive
I am a night person. I am constantly exhausted, sleep deprived, and so dependent on caffeine it should be an episode on My Strange Addiction. The sound of the alarm clock routinely makes us cringe and we spend most hours of the night doing the things others usually do during the day. For those who consider themselves to be night people, they understand the struggle that goes along with being one. While being a night owl does often encompass functioning on three hours of sleep and being addicted to caffeine, there are also many benefits to being one. Some believe that morning people are the better of the two. Although this may be true in some cases, the benefits of being a night owl drastically outweigh the benefits of being an early bird. Sure, the early bird gets the worm, but the night owl gets higher intelligence, higher creativity, and more mental stamina.
Yes, these three statements have, in fact, been proven. According to Insider, recent studies prove that night people are seen to have higher IQ, higher mental stamina, and are even seen to be incredibly more creative than most morning people. Besides these, night people tend to have more time to sleep in the mornings and spend less time getting ready. Students are also able to talk with friends and work on homework and other assignments together during later hours compared to in the morning. Junior Christina Nguyen said, “A lot of people our age tend to be night people so they have more people up to communicate with.” Morning people are simply unable to have these sorts of opportunities.
With this being said, it is clear that there are numerous benefits of being a night owl. So what if we are constantly exhausted? We get our work done. So what if we survive off of 5-Hour Energy drinks? We still manage to push through and persist. While morning people are sleeping peacefully, we are simply too busy getting things done.