April 6, 2013
The birds are chirping and the slanted faint sunlight trickles like a gentle golden waterfall across the morning landscape. The morning person stands contented on his porch, sipping a cup of hot coffee looking across the lawn to greet the new day. It’s not even 6 in the morning, and most of the people are either getting ready for their day with a groggy, heavy heart or on their way, half-alert, to their work. But to the morning person, the day has just begun. He didn’t necessarily have to wake up this early, but there’s something about the morning that he has an affinity to – the calmness, or the feeling of getting ahead. Whatever it is, it defines him as a morning person and motivates him to continue being one.
In the world of sleep, there are two kinds of individuals. There are morning people and the so-called “Night-Owls”. What sets them apart is how and when they employ their habit of sleeping. Did the previous paragraph remind you of someone you know, or does it somewhat describe you? Well, morning person or not, I’d like to tell you about the benefits of being a morning person. There’s no discrimination between the two kinds of sleepers, but in the next few minutes, you’ll learn why being a morning person can be a good thing. And if your lifestyle isn’t parallel to the practices of such an individual, you might find yourself wanting to change your sleeping habit to be one.
Morning people wake up significantly less groggy
It doesn’t come as a surprise that morning people are active and energetic in the morning when they wake up. If they were otherwise, they wouldn’t be morning people. However, the energy that fuels them as soon as they wake up is more than just innate. It’s induced by their sleeping pattern itself, as explained in the next paragraph.
Morning people get more hours of sleep
Waking up early is a result of sleeping early. Apparently, the sleeping habit of morning people completely revolves around the “early to bed, early to rise” principle. On an estimated average, morning people get up to 9 hours of sleep, as opposed to Night-Owls who usually only get 6 hours. Those 3 hours make a big difference especially the morning. Who doesn’t want to get more hours of sleep, anyway?
Morning people are more logical and analytical
This isn’t something that go hand-in-hand all the time, but several scientific research have linked personality and mental tendency with sleeping habits. The data gathered by such studies show that morning people score higher in logic and analysis.
Sleeping during the night isn’t just for the night itself, but it’s for the morning and the day after as well. Being a morning person changes your sleeping schedule and habit, but what counts even more is the quality of your sleep. Now take my advice and make sure to get the most out of your bed, your sleep, and your night. Seize the night and seize the day. Sweet dreams.