Who Lives Longer -- Night Owls or Early Birds?

Night Owls

New research by the University of Surrey and Northwestern University in the USA found that people who naturally stay up late were 10pc more likely to die within the six-and-a-half-year study period compared to those who preferred the morning.

"The next thing is what sort of intervention can we develop and test to see can we improve the health and well-being of people who are night owls", Knutson said.

To reach their findings, researchers examined data from 433,268 people who took part in an earlier British study that examined the risk factors for different diseases in people aged 37 to 73. They then tracked deaths among these participants up to six and half years later.

The study found that night owls have higher rates of diabetes, mental problems and neurobiological conditions.

"We think the problem is really when the night owl tries to live in a morning-lark world", Knutson said. "There are a whole variety of unhealthy behaviours related to being up late in the dark".

"This is a public health issue that can no longer be ignored", Malcolm von Schantz of the University of Surrey explains in a press release.

'We should discuss allowing evening types to start and finish work later, where practical.

Panthers 2018 preseason schedule released by NFL
The dates and times of all Arizona's preseason games, outside of their game against the Cowboys are yet to be determined. Every year the third preseason game is the one that matters when the starters play the most.

Concerns as China in talks with Vanuatu about South Pacific military base
This information was commented by the foreign Minister of Australia Julie Bishop. A Chinese embassy spokesman even called the idea " ridiculous ".

Yogi government installs saffron statue of Dr BR Ambedkar
After a protest, the district administration brought a new statue from Agra and installed it. But then BSP district president himself led a bunch of his supporters and repainted it blue.

The researchers also called for more studies on whether night owls can adjust their circadian rhythms so that they become morning people, and whether such an adjustment would lower those individuals' risk of health problems.

It should be noted that this study was done on a 94-percent-Caucasian population, so there is still much more research to be done to fully understand the differences between preferred sleep times.

As for why night owls seem to naturally stay up later, it's hard to pin down any one reason. Or perhaps there is some way to help night owls develop morning-lark habits that could produce some health benefits. "Part of it you don't have any control over and part of it you might".

"If we can recognize these chronotypes are, in part, genetically determined and not just a character flaw, jobs and work hours could have more flexibility for owls", Knutson said.

"You're not doomed", added Dr Knutson. "They shouldnt be forced to get up for an 8 a.m. shift".

Most people can change their chronotype to at least some extent, especially if they are careful about light exposure, otherwise we'd never be able to adjust to a new time zone. For example, some studies have shown that evening people are less likely to eat a healthy diet and more likely to use substances such as alcohol and illegal drugs, compared with morning people. However, they are quick to point out that night owls who make an effort to go to sleep earlier could curb their heightened risk of mortality.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top UK's May summons Cabinet to discuss Syria military strike
Apr 13, 2018 - 06:56
But it stands with the Assad regime and supports it without hesitation. "We are trying to stop the murder of innocent people. Asked to comment on possible US strikes, Peskov said "it's necessary to avoid any steps that may fuel tensions in Syria".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Beantown Brawl! Yankees fight to 10-7 win over Red Sox
Apr 13, 2018 - 06:40
Tensions had been brewing between the two teams as the Padres' center fielder Manuel Margot was hit in the ribs in Tuesday's game. The next day Rockies shortstop Trevor Story was hit in the first innings and the Padres'Hunter Renfroe was struck in the second.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sunrisers Hyderabad Convincingly Beat Rajasthan Royals
Apr 12, 2018 - 03:32
The most complete bowling attack going around in the IPL? He is very aggressive option, bowls very quickly and a very tall guy. Despite the quality in their ranks, a lot depends on how Gambhir utilizes his resources to get the most out of his players.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Troops On The Texas-Mexico Border; Reducing Dementia Risk With Exercise
Apr 12, 2018 - 03:27
Apprehensions are nonetheless correctly beneath their historic traits all through the phrases of former presidents George W. Mexico's foreign relations secretary said his government is evaluating its cooperation with the United States.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ADB projects 5.5 % GDP in Nepal for coming fiscal year
Apr 12, 2018 - 03:16
China has set a growth target of around 6.5% this year, the same as last year, which it handily beat with an expansion of 6.9%. Abhijit Sen Gupta, Economist, India Resident Mission, ADB, said the odds for rate hikes by the RBI was low.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)
Apr 12, 2018 - 03:05
Specialized Analysis: The organization has the market capitalization of $20.53B. (NYSE:M) rating on Friday , August 11. Cortland Advisers Limited Co holds 0.73% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) for 188,899 shares.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Boehner Joins Advisory Board For Marijuana Company
Apr 12, 2018 - 03:02
He has been appointed to the board of advisers of Acreage Holdings , which operates in 11 states , Boehner said in a statement . Boehner said in a statement his position "has evolved" from opposing to supporting legalization of marijuana.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russia Says US Seeking "Confrontation" With Syria
Apr 12, 2018 - 02:18
Calling the attack "atrocious", Trump said "nothing's off the table" during a meeting of his Cabinet secretaries on Monday. In a follow-up tweet , Trump said America's relationship with Russian Federation "is worse now than it has ever been ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Check Out The New Trailer And Poster For SOLO
Apr 12, 2018 - 01:57
It also shows Han meeting Glover's Lando Calrissian , who was first played in the Star Wars universe by actor Billy Dee Williams. Disney/Lucasfilm dropped an all-new trailer for the film on Sunday, and Clarke most definitely stands out.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Quiet Place' makes a lot of noise in North American debut
Apr 11, 2018 - 06:37
In other A Quiet Place news, horror legend Stephen King has publicly praised the movie and especially, its use of silence. And now that the first movie has already been such a success , Paramount will undoubtedly want to do a sequel.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top FIR against lawyers for blocking chargesheet in Kathua rape and murder case
Apr 11, 2018 - 06:02
Slogans of "Crime branch go back" were also raised by members of the Kathua bar association. An eight-year-old girl from the Bakerwal community was raped and murdered on January 10.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man struck by 'thunderclap' headaches after eating world's hottest chilli
Apr 11, 2018 - 05:48
The case was reported in the British Medical Journal as it is thought to be the first associated with the red-hot peppers. The Reaper has been measured at more than 2 million Scoville heat units, the accepted scale for how hot peppers are.

Trump cancels trip to South America to oversee 'response to Syria'
Apr 11, 2018 - 05:46
Top U.S. military chiefs reportedly advised the president that their forces need to remain in Syria to prevent an ISIS resurgence. President Bashar al Assad's regime in Syria, which is backed by Russian Federation , has denied being responsible for the attack.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Girls jump from balcony of dance studio to escape fire
Apr 11, 2018 - 05:33
The trapped youngsters screamed for help from a first floor balcony, as ferocious flames were seen behind and below them. Many passers-by and strangers were seen trying to help but it was quite hard as the ladder wasn't able to reach there.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Snapchat brings back chronological Stories feed for some
Apr 10, 2018 - 17:58
The company might have to decide between preferencing it's most engaged and loyal users or aiming to add more casual users. Users were not happy about the new look, with more than 1,250,000 people signing a petition to reverse the design .