Friday, November 12, 2010

Who Is The Smartest ???

People that stay up all night and sleep all day ( like Me) are called night owls .For years I have had to listen to people telling me how I waste away the day by sleeping . How I should sleep at night ... blah , blah , blah .But I am just not hard wired for daytime activities .I am a night owl. I found this new study that suggest that other night owls like myself as actually SMARTER than the previously thought daytime people . I feel I have been vindicated for all those YEARS of harassment by all those day timers !Read the below article for more information .

Night owls vs. morning people: Who's smarter?

New York – Recent evidence shows that people who thrive at night have higher IQs. Early risers beg to differ
Are you the type who stays up late to finish your work, or do you get up early to make a fresh start on the day? If it's the former, you may be pleased to learn new research has found that those with higher IQs tend to be nocturnal night-owls. But if it's the latter, you might have good reason to distrust the claim. Here's an instant guide:
Is there solid science behind this finding?
Sleep researchers tend to divide people into two groups, explains zoologist Robert Alison in the Winnipeg Free Press, based on whether they exhibit "morningness" or "eveningness." A recent study claims that eveningness is an evolutionary advancement that marks out "more intelligent individuals," while "those with lower IQs tend to restrict their activities primarily to daytime."
How can that be?Researchers from the London School of Economics say that human beings used to all be day-oriented, and that eveningness is an "evolutionarily novel preference" made by people with "a higher level of cognitive complexity." Basically, smart people evolve to stay up later.
I want to get more intelligent. Can I just start staying up late?It isn't that simple. Several studies have shown that your sleep preferences are at least 50 percent genetic, and that your chronotype — that is, the time of day you are at your physical and mental peak — changes with your age. Generally speaking, "eveningness" peaks in the late teens and early 20s.
Are there any downsides to "eveningness"?Night owls tend to be less reliable, more emotionally unstable, and more likely to have problems with addictions and eating disorders, according to a 2008 study by psychologist Marina Giamnietro. They are also more likely to drink alcohol and smoke, says Dutch psychiatrist Walter van den Broek at his Dr. Shock blog. Another study found that undergrad "evening types" had lower GPAs than those who awake early in the morning.
Is there any advantage to being a morning person?
Early risers tend to be more conscientious, persistent, and apt to cooperate, says van den Broek, a self-described morning person. They also "cope better with academic requirements and receive better grades." And when you think about it, adds Ace Burpee in the Winnipeg Free Press, "there are no sayings about late birds getting some sort of way better tasting worm." 
Which am I?
If you're unsure, this test will tell you where you fit on the morningness-eveningness spectrum.
Sources: Winnipeg Free Press (2), Disinformation, Dr. Shock, ScienceDaily
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Anonymous said...

Salam Sis

Saw your message on Facebook...Thanks for the ''cloak and Dagger'' LOL (Thingy, not blog....:) ) I really appreciate it.

Not sure wot is going on....I uninvited you and reinvited you to see if that would help. Maybe you need a new link.

Oh BTW my Husband is a Night Owl, and I am the complete opposite, up before down, LITREALLY LOL

Talk soon SIS, Have a great Eid
Ma Saloma Khedegah xxxx

ibeebarbie said...

Salam On the Edge,
I will not share this article with Amira. :-) She's a definite night person.