Friday, May 01, 2009

Smug Early Birds Take Note

"Smug early birds take note: Night owls actually have more mental stamina than those who awaken at the crack of dawn, according to new research.

“It's the late risers who have the advantage, and can outperform the early birds,” said Philippe Peigneux, a professor of clinical neuropsychology at the Free University of Brussels in Belgium, who along with co-author Christina Schmidt published the counterintuitive findings in the latest issue of the journal Science.

Using magnetic resonance imaging, the pair conducted an experiment that measured alertness and ability to concentrate in 30 subjects who were naturally “extreme” early or late risers. The early risers got up between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., and the late risers at noon."

MsB and I have been discussing this concept of sorts for some years now.

The idea of getting up at some unwholesome hour, to go and sit in an awful traffic jammed commute, jus to spend the day in an office that looks more like a prison, that is filled with recycled stale germ infested air and all that the turkeys you work with, is jus madness.

Sleep late, its healthier,

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