People who do night day, that is, the so-called “night types”, also known as “owls”, they are twice as likely to underperform their work, compared to those who wake up and go to bed early, that is, them “morning types”, also known as “lizards”, according to a new Finnish scientific study.
Nutcrackers and owls
Investigators, headed by Dr. Tapio Reicha of the University of Oulu, who made the relevant publication in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine “Occupational & Environmental Medicine”, analyzed data for 2.672 men and 3.159 women, which were monitored for four years. Their timeline was evaluated as follows: “Korydalloi” 46%, intermediates 44% and “owls” 10% in men, while the corresponding percentages in women were 44%, 44% and 12%.
It was found that, in relation to them “lizards”, the “owls” had the worst score on anything related to sleep and health in general. Night owls generally sleep less (rarely reach seven hours of sleep), have more frequent insomnia, while they are more likely to be unmarried and unemployed. In addition, Morning types more often adopt a healthy lifestyle, while night owls have more physical and mental health problems, which also affects their productivity at work.
The “lords” work best in the morning (that is, the usual working hours for most people), while the “owls” perform best in the afternoon and evening. The 28% of men and the 24% of women who are night type show low efficiency in their work, a significantly higher proportion than the morning types. In both sexes the probability of underperformance is about twice as high “owls” in relation to them “lizards”. also, nocturnal types are more likely to retire early due to disability.
A person's chronology has -basically- genetic background, according to scientists, but they play a role, also, certain environmental factors (Job Type, family life etc.), as well as psychological.