An old proverb says that people who sleep and wake up early are more likely to be healthy, wealthy and wise. Now, a new study shows that those who do not comply with this proverb will necessarily benefit from the advantages promised.
Researchers at the University of Madrid found that “night owls” are usually wiser and richer than people who wake up early morning.
The study was conducted on 1,000 adolescents, and the results showed that people preferred to stay awake late at night had a kind of intelligence associated with prestigious jobs and higher incomes.
In contrast, people who wake up early in the morning better results in exams, and this may be because most courses are held at odd times for “night owls”.
Researchers have analyzed patterns and circadian rhythms of young people to decide whether they like to stay awake later and did not wake up early in the morning or if you prefer to sleep early to wake up at dawn.
School performance measurement specialists’ first intelligence “(the associated problem solving), while taking into account the marks obtained in the most important school subjects.
The results showed that “night birds” had higher scores regarding “inductive intelligence” than people who wake up early morning. “Inductive intelligence” is a good estimate of general intelligence and academic achievements associated.
Also “night birds” showed superior ability regarding conceptual and analytical thinking. These skills have been related to creative thinking, prestigious jobs and higher income. Among the “night birds” include personalities as U.S. President Barack Obama, Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill and Elvis Presley.
List of people who wake up early morning includes names like George W. Bush (who sleeps at 22), Thomas Edison, Napoleon, Condoleezza Rice (who wakes up at 4:30) and Ernest Hemingway.
People prefer to stay awake late at night tend to be creative and extrovert – poets, artists and inventors, while those who prefer to wake up early in the morning are specialists in inference, often seen in the company of bureaucrats and accountants.
An earlier research conducted by the U.S. Air Force found that “night owls” tend to be better at “lateral thinking” when they solve a problem than those who prefer to wake up early in the morning.