Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Whoever said this, must have been an ardent morning person, a lark. I am a lark too, well, to some extent I am, not a good one though. I would always want to sleep early, but I usually tend to stay awake till around 2 at least.
And for the first time I actually felt good for being a ‘bad’ lark. But being a bad lark will not help. I need to be a night owl to be smarter and richer. At least thats what Dr Christina Schimdt’s team at the University of Liege in Belgium says after their intensive research.
They studied a group of night owls and larks and their results were quite interesting. Everyone was able to respond equally well after having been awake for the first few hours. But it was after 10.5 hours that the larks started to get lazy and felt sleepier. On the other hand, this was when the night owls started to feel more energetic and shone much brighter than the larks in all activities.
Now the problem that most night owls face is that the normal working hours suit that of a lark which makes the owls be sluggish at work early in the morning. Thus, most night owls will only excel in a kind of work where they get to make their own rules, including their working hours.
Note: Btw, the term used for people like me is ‘hummingbird’…people who can very easily turn into an owl without much effort and can also become very good lark with some effort.