I recently wrote about “12 Things Successful People Can Do Before Noon.” I didn’t want to discriminate against Night Owls since I count among your numbers which is why the previous post I shared challenges I had. Staying up late is my natural bent, but much of what I do requires a shift. However, I have to say that most of my best blogging was done at night.
So perhaps I need to find a happy medium somewhere. I read an article today entitled, “What Successful Night Owls Do Before Bed.” An excerpt:
Research by Satoshi Kanazawa and colleagues at the London School of Economics and Political Science suggests no. The group discovered significant differences in sleep preferences and found that people with higher IQs are more likely to be night owls. They found an evolutionary shift from being active in the day towards nightly pursuits and that those individuals who preferred to stay up late demonstrated “a higher level of cognitive complexity.” Researchers from Belgium and Switzerland studying sleep habits found that early risers needed more rest than their nocturnal counterparts and didn’t focus as well later in the day as those who slept in.
So yes we night owls do have some advantages. Be sure to read what some fellow night owls do to contribute to their success.