“Wake up early and tackle the day before it tackles you. Be on offense, not defense.”Evan Carmichael
“Be the night. Not the wind that stirs the trees, not even the soundless owl a-wing or the tiny mouse crouched motionless. Be the night that flows over all, touching without being felt. For night is a cat.”Robin Hobb
Like most folks, our household runs on a regular schedule. I awaken between 7 and 8, getting my workday going with a cup of coffee as my computer kicks into gear for the day. With summer in full swing, we tend to do a lot in the yard after 5, whether it’s pulling weeds, watering the garden or throwing steaks on the grill for dinner. Soon we are doing the “Netflix and Chill” thing, usually closing out the day between 11 and midnight (except those times when you hit upon a tv series that is irresistible and is rife with cliffhangers (Yellowstone for example).
So, what happens when your routine is upended with a toddler for 4 days? A toddler whose routine is to wake up raring to go at 5 a.m.? That’s the point when you realize just how much you are not a morning person! Making pancakes for the little guy at 5:30 a.m, while you shake your groggy mind into gear.
That got me thinking about people who are either early birds or night owls, and which is more prevalent on average in our world today.
Here are some fascinating facts about both types of people:
- According to researchers, about 10% of us are born early birds.
- Night owls eat more and are more prone to being overweight.
- Early birds are “persistent perfectionists” and are less likely to experience fatigue, frustration and difficulties.
- Night owls tend to seek out new sensations, risks, and are often extroverts.
- Early birds tend to anticipate problems and are pro-active in rectifying them.
- Night owls evolved to possess the “dark triad” of psychological traits: narcissism, manipulativeness, and psychopathy. These traits developed because darkness gives negative elements a way to hide their acts, giving them an evolutionary advantage.(Entertainism)
- Women tend to dominate the early bird group, while men tend to gravitate to being night owls.
- Night owls tend to experience more stiffness and pain in joints upon awakening.
- Early birds tend to have stronger book smarts and memory, while night owls tend to have greater street smarts.
With those thoughts in mind, “This…or That?” this week will unscientifically determine the sleep pattern norms of our followers. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
You simply choose your favorite and review the results. The best thanks you can give is to share our site with family and friends, bookmark our site (Ctrl+D) or subscribe below.
While you consider your decision, watch a few videos that explore the good and bad side of day and night.
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