Early Birds are 15% of the population

Early Birds are 15% of the population

About 1 in 2 people have relatively “normal” sleeping habits; they function most optimally when they don’t stay up too late or wake up too early and stick to a consistent sleep schedule. 

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Successful CEOs who are getting up late
  • Aaron Levie, the CEO of enterprise cloud company Box
  • Reddit co-founder and husband of Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian - gets up around 10 am
  • Pharrell Williams  doesn't use an alarm to wake himself up; he relies on his body's natural sleep habits
  • Mark Zuckerberg gets up around 8 am

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  • Early morning hours are so peaceful and quiet
  • Rise early and you actually have time for breakfast.
  • Easier to exercise. Exercising right after work is liable to be canceled because of other things that come up.
  • Productivity. You can get much more done by starting on my work in the morning.
  • Commute early, and the traffic is much lighter, and you get to work faster, and thus save yourself more time.
  • It’s much easier to make those early appointments on time if you get up early. 

10 Benefits of Rising Early, and How to Do It : zen habits

zenhabits.net

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.

A (Former) Night Owl's Guide to Becoming a Morning Person

nytimes.com

To really find out what your individual sleep needs are, do the following experiment for at least two weeks:

  • Pick the same bedtime every night.
  • Turn off your alarm.
  • Record the time you wake up.

You may sleep longer during the first few days, but over the course of a few weeks, a pattern will emerge of how much sleep your body needs each night.

How to Get a Better Night's Sleep - Well Guides

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