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szdaily -> Lifestyle -> 
Ways larks and owls differ
    2015-08-21  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    MORNING people, also known as larks, tend to go to bed early and wake up early, reaching their peak performance early in the day. Evening people, on the other hand, also known as owls, are inclined to go to bed late and sleep late.

    Your chronotype can greatly impact your life. Keep in mind, though, that while science can tell us a lot about human behavior, people vary greatly on an individual basis. So while you might consider yourself a night owl, it’s possible that not all of these will apply to you.

    1. Social personalities

    Larks are more inclined than owls to stick to a plan and achieve it, says Scott Weiss, owner and clinical director of Bodhizone for Human Performance & Wellness. “These types tend to have less depression and less disruption of focus.” Larks also often have more self-control and a better ability to delay gratification. On the other hand, “owls tend to be fun folks,” says nutrition scientist Pam Peeke, “more impulsive, outgoing and risk takers.” Owls also tend to be more creative.

    2. Career paths

    Larks seem inclined toward more conventional lifestyles, while night owls often gravitate toward the arts and entrepreneurial endeavors, says Ben Michaelis, clinical psychologist. “I’ve definitely seen a pattern with people getting more creative inspiration at night,” he says.

    3. Biology

    Larks tend to have lower heart rates, half as much sleep apnea and lower body weights than night owls. Owls, on the other hand, often have lower levels of HDL cholesterol, are snorers and have higher levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.

    Owls are usually more anxious and depressed than larks, have a higher incidence of ADHD, consume greater amounts of caffeine and alcohol, and experience higher rates of addiction. Morning people are more stress resilient and have a higher level of life satisfaction, with less substance abuse. Owls can stay better focused throughout the day, however, while a lark’s attention wanes by mid-afternoon.(SD-Agencies)

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