Wake Up Earlier For A Happier, Healthier Life [Study]

James Johnson - Author

Jun. 16 2013, Updated 12:19 a.m. ET

Sleeping until noon might feel great when you first wake up but the effects of late day sleeping could actually be wreaking havoc on your body, leading to a decline in your overall health and possibly ending in a shortened lifespan.

According to a new study people who get out of bed on average at 6:58am feel better and do better at work, while showing less signs of developing depression, stress and even weight problems.

According to one of the studies researchers:

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“Morning people tend to be healthier and happier as well as having lower body mass indices.”

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The study also found that early waking individuals get more chores done quickly and get their kids to school earlier.

On researcher tells UK newspaper the Telegraph:

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“Maybe morning types are just better suited to this industrial world we are in than late risers.”

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The study also plotted out the difference in times between when early risers and evening people wake up. According to the sleep study evening people tend to wake up at 8:45am on the weekdays and 10:09am on the weekends, while early risers are up by 7:47am on the weekends.

If you’re an early waking person let us know if you feel that more gets done when you don’t get that extra hour of sleep. I personally find myself staying up late nights just to be more productive.


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