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Morning people are happier than night owls!

Ever wondered why some people jump out of bed in the morning while others need a litre of coffee before they do anything?

Well a new study has shown that people who wake up early in the morning are generally happier than those who tend to hit snooze in the morning.  They also found that morning people were not only happier, they also reported feeling healthier. Researchers said this could be because they are getting better sleep since they are naturally morning people. It could not only make them feel more alert, but actually impact their immune system.

It was also found that by the age 60, most people are morning types but only around 7 percent of young adults are morning larks, but as the population ages, this switches — in the older years only about 7 percent of the population are night-time folk.

Renee Biss, a graduate student at the University of Toronto said: “We found that older adults reported greater positive emotion than younger adults, and older adults were more likely to be morning-type people than younger adults,” Biss said. “The ‘morningness’ was associated with greater happiness emotions in both age groups.”

So, if you would like to increase your happiness by waking up early and you are one of these so-called night owls.  Try sleeping with the curtains or blinds open, so when its time to get up the natural light has already been working its magic!  Weave this into your routine and you’ll be a morning person before you know it!

 

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