Thursday, July 09, 2009

Night Owls vs Early Birds

A new study suggests that early birds are tortoises and night owls are hares. It appears that morning people start strong, and slowly lose energy throughout the day but generally keep up the same ability. Whereas, night people start slow but achieve a higher level of activity after 9 PM. So, morning people have steady output, but night people are capable of amazing sprints of activity.

This may also explain why great entertainers tend to be night owls. It is not just that the shows have to be "after work," but that night people are capable of much more excitement, energy, and concentration for evening acts.

Personally, I am a morning person. How do I know? As an infant, I would get up at 5 AM and play until my parents were ready to start their day severa hours later.


BH said...

I am a Coyote (night owl, but sounds cooler)

Mrs. Bowhunter said...

I have always been a night owl. As a little girl, I used to stay up hours after my parents had put me to bed and play with toys. I still think to myself if school had only started later, then the night owl thing would have been fine. But even as an adult, I would rather work the evening or night shift.

quizwedge said...

Definitely a night owl and then some. It bugs me that the country seems to be so early bird centric.