Early birds or morning people are those who swear by Benjamin Franklin’s advise that “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. ”
Such people are always eager to get up at 5 o’clock in the morning to go jogging. Or perhaps put in a few hours of study or work before breakfast.
Then there are some who are the exact opposite- these are the night owls or evening people.
They can stay up until all hours of the night partying or working or studying.
This may not be just a matter of personal preference.
A study by Scientists at the University of Alberta has found that ‘ there are significant differences in the way our brains function depending on whether we’re early risers or night owls.’
By using MRI guided brain stimulation techniques, the scientists found that ‘morning people’s brains were most excitable at 9 a.m. This slowly decreased through the day. ‘
‘ It was the polar opposite for evening people, whose brains were most excitable at 9 p.m.’
So if your child refuses to get up early to study, it may not be laziness, he/she may simply be an evening person!
How about you?
Early bird? Or night owl?