Morning People Happier Than Night Owls
Some people–like myself–consider themselves “morning people”. Others–like Polliwog–are only morning people by necessity. New research reported by LiveScience.com has found that morning people are actually happier than night owls. It also seems that cheerful early risers reap benefits beyond happiness.
Morning-type people also tended to say they felt healthier than did night owls. The researchers said this could be because they are getting better sleep since they are naturally morning people. It could not only make them feel more alert, but actually impact their immune system.
One of the factors in whether you are a morning person or a night owl may well be age.
By age 60, most people are morning types, the researchers found. Only about 7 percent of young adults are morning larks, but as the population ages, this switches — in the older years only about 7 percent of the population are still night owls.
One bit of advice for morning people, don’t be too chipper when approaching a non-morning person at the start of the day. It may earn you–at the very least–a scornful look.