Great News: If You Like To Sleep In, You Could Be Smarter And More Creative Than Early Birds

We knew it!

Do you press snooze seven times a morning and find getting out of bed traumatic? Do you lie awake every night wondering why you’re wide awake at 3am but totally exhausted at 11am? Do you dream of a world in which the standard hours of working were 11am – 8pm rather than 8am – 5am? Then you will love this news.

According to an article in The Huffington Post, there is a multitude of research to back up the simple fact that late risers are smarter and more creative than those who live their life by the phrase ‘early to bed, early to rise’.

It quotes a study from LSE which said that ‘more intelligent children are more likely to grow up to be nocturnal adults who go to bed late and wake up late on both weekdays and weekends’, as well as a study from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan.

The Italian research showed that night owls were more likely to develop original and creative solutions to problems than morning people, because staying up late ‘may encourage the development of a non-conventional spirit and of the ability to find alternative and original solutions’.

We knew it.

There’s even research by the University of Madrid which shows that students who go to bed later and wake up later score higher on inductive reasoning tests, which is normally associated with intelligence.

So listen up, morning people: you may shake your head at our grogginess at 11am on a Sunday, and marvel at our inability to sleep at 2am – but we’re just better. (Some) science says so.

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