If you’re the type of person who sleeps very late, changing that might be bad for you
Many studies show that staying up late is bad for your health and increases the chance of developing health problems like mental illness and heart disease. Some studies suggest that staying up late increases the risk of dying by 10 percent.
People all over the world are warning people who stay up late about the dangers of what they’re doing to themselves, which makes them feel bad about it and afraid about themselves.
However, although the research is solid and the data is scary, some things should be taken to account first.
In this article, we will discuss the difference between people who thrive at night and the ones who are at their best in the morning. Here’s why ‘There’s nothing wrong with staying up late.’
But first, let’s talk about the modern world and the circadian rhythms
We live in a world that affects our circadian rhythms. The modern world with all of its artificial lights, temperature control, and daily stress disrupts the circadian rhythms, which govern our bodily and mental functions across the 24 hours. This disturbance affects our sleep patterns in a way that scientists are still trying to fully understand. Some people who work during the hours when they shouldn’t work may suffer serious problems.
For example, a person who usually sleeps at 3 am and wakes up at 8 am will surely risk problems from sleep deprivation. Another example is someone who loves to sleep at night and find it natural will suffer equally if their job requires working at night.
This brings us to the types of people
People can be divided into two main categories, morning people and night people. Many factors determine what type of person you are. And some of the most important determinants are genetic. Some genetic factors play a role in determining if a person is a type that is active during the morning or at night.
What is the difference between the morning people and the night people?
The main personality difference between the two types is conscientiousness and creativity. The two personality differences determine if you’re a morning person or a night person.
Morning people are more organized and conscientious. They are also active at their full capacity in the mooring. They feel more productive when they wake up early and they can handle jobs that fit their personality traits.
Night people, on the other hand, are creative and have more openness to experience. They feel most active during the night. The morning for them is something that they have to put up with. They might wake up at noon because they haven’t slept until 3 am, doing some creative project.
What is the optimal solution for both types?
The ideal solution is to find a job that suits your sleep patterns and makes you exalt your best traits. Night people might find working as freelancers good for them because they can stay up late and sleep until the afternoon without suffering any career issues. (As a freelance writer, I find working at 2 am sometimes more productive than in the morning.)
And morning lovers can work as soon as they wake up and eat their breakfasts and rest in the evenings. However, we don’t live in an ideal world where everyone gets to do what they want. Sometimes we are forced to go against our nature, which might hurt us.
In conclusion, it doesn’t matter if you’re a night person or a morning person. What matters is do you get enough sleep and are your daily routines matching your personality type. When you match your internal clock with how you spend your day, problems will be avoided.
Problems and risks arise when people are forced to act against their nature. Night people and morning people have understood that no pattern is better than the other. Everyone has preferences that are set by their genetics.
However, the mind is known for its plasticity. Therefore changing your patterns over time is possible and perhaps your problems will be solved.