/ 25 February 2021

Night owls at a disadvantage

And that’s because their chronotype (your time-of-day preference for sleep/work/other activities) is better suited to get on with work activities later in the day/into the evenings. Meanwhile, sparkly morning types are built for traditional business hours. If you’re thinking ‘well, derr’, a new study looking at 5,881 born in 1966 in northern Finland takes it one step further. Night owls are at a disadvantage when it comes to standard performance measures at work with their underperformance odds twice as high as the early birds. That’s how strong our circadian rhythms are – and it’s another reason to be suspicious of morning people…

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