Studies Prove People Who Sleep Late Are Smarter And More Creative
I have never had normal sleeping habits.
My friends used to call me a night owl, because I was most effective and interactive during the later parts of the day. Personally, I found things slower and more peaceful, which allowed me to create.
According to new research that was released this week, my odd sleeping habits and work schedules wasn't a bad thing. According to research published in The Huffington Post, those who deviate from the normal sleep schedule are considered more intelligent
According to researchers at the University of Madrid, after analyzing the sleeping patterns of 1,000 students, they found that those who went to bed later (and consequently woke up later) scored higher on inductive reasoning tests, a test normally associated with general intelligence.
Researchers at the University of Liege in Belgium examined 15 “extreme early risers” and 15 “extreme night owls.” They measured the participants’ brain activity after they first woke up and then once again 10.5 hours later.
Both the night owls and the early birds had the same level of productivity when they first woke up. Ten hours later, however, early birds had “lower activity in brain regions linked to attention and the circadian master clock, compared to night owls.”
Do yourself a favor, take the late shift at work, hit that alarm clock and sleep it. It's probably for the best in the long run.