/ 09 June 2021

Bad news for night owls with a day job…

Speaking of people who might like some evening interweb browsing… A new study says people who like the nightlife but have to get up in the morning are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety because their sleep cycle is all out of whack. It’s not so for early birds whose natural sleep schedules tend to align with regular work hours. Defying one’s internal body clock and “having a higher misalignment”  is “associated with higher odds of depression,” study author Dr Jessica Tyrrel said. The disclaimer: the association doesn’t necessarily imply causation – or to be plain-spoken, there’s no evidence that night owls who are dragging themselves out of bed to go to work are making themselves depressed. As hard as it is…

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