Waking up very early doesn’t essentially make you happier, more effective or healthier. Although, it works for some individuals, what’s adequate for one can be inadequate for another.
Syed Moin Hassan, M.D recently turned to Twitter to Destigmatizes
waking up late. The health expert made a comprehensive thread, revealing that
beings who deviate from the normal circadian rhythm are healthy.
Dr. Hassan pointed out his personal encounters with patients
and shared what the medical world knows about the sleep-wake cycle. Instantly,
Dr. Hassan’s post went all viral with over 140K likes and 30K retweets.
More info: Twitter
Dr. Hassan Explained Why People Who Wake Up Late Aren’t Lazy
Nevertheless, waking up late isn’t a sign that something is entirely wrong. According to research, it’s just an irregularity. Documenting the sleep of 61 students over a 30 days period, a study found out that students who got regular sleep (who went to bed and woke up the same time every day) did better in school as compared to those who sleep at odd hours.
Initially, researchers expected they would find irregular sleepers who stayed up till all hours sleeping less than their regular sleeping counterparts – it was, however, not the case. The groups slept the same number of hours in total, although irregular sleepers napped more with grades in school suffering.
On the other hand, irregular sleeping can be a symptom of depression and that can certainly have a toll on one’s performance.