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8 Scientific Facts about Early Birds versus Night Owls

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Why is it that some people seem to be able to stay up past 11 p.m. like night doesn’t exist, while others are yawning at 9:30 p.m.? And why is that some people can spring out of bed at 5 a.m. while others can’t seem to drag themselves from their slumber before 9 a.m.?

It has to do with our “personal biological clocks,” according to LiveScience. But there’s a bit more to it than that. Let’s take a closer look eight reasons why some of us are morning risers and others stay up to watch the moon go to sleep… 

1. There Could be Personality Differences

The type of person you are during your waking hours could be the result of being a night owl or an early bird, according to LifeHack.org, which cites a Spanish study. It claims—perhaps not so surprisingly—that those who spring out of bed before the sun rises are “persistent perfectionists” and “less likely to experience “fatigue, frustration, and difficulties”.

You may think that means night owls are lazy and don’t care about getting things done right. However, according to the source, night worshipers are “go-getters,” which can be left somewhat to your imagination. Night-types are more likely to indulge in “extravagance, impulsiveness, and novelty-seeking,” adds the source.

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