Whether You Are a Night Owl or Early Bird May Affect How Much You Move
Rising early in the day makes an overall difference in the number of steps one walks during the entire day, with the late risers moving around less.
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Around 30 to 50 percent of people sleep between the hours of 11 pm and 7 am. Another 40 percents are either slightly morning people or slightly evening people.
To understand why some people are early birds while others are night owls, we have to take into consideration the body's circadian system.
The body is an orchestra of organs, each providing an essential function. In this metaphor, the circadian rhythm is the conductor. The conductor makes every neurotransmitter, every hormone, and every chemical in the body cycle with the daily rhythm.
This makes us our sleep habits unique and tailored.
Being a morning (or evening) person is inborn, genetic, and very hard to change.
Long days can leave us tired and exhausted. But, our days would be less hard and exhausting if we weren't so tired through them.
Most night owls have to wake a similar time to other people. It means they are forced to sleep five or six hours instead of sleeping for seven or eight hours. Consequently, they feel tired all the rime.
When trying to change your sleep habits, don't give up too soon. Keep it up for a week. The days will get easier, and you'll learn to love sleep again.
To get to bed earlier, slow down in the evenings. Read a book rather than engaging with your smartphone or laptop. Listening to music is good too.
Schedule something fun or desirable to look forward to in the morning before work.
It could include coffee, the news, gym or uninterrupted smartphone access.