People Who Struggle To Get Out of Bed Are More Intelligent, Study Says
January 31, 2017
Getting out of bed on these icy winter mornings can be a real struggle when you're tucked up in bed. The temptation to hit snooze and enjoying an extra 10 minutes dozing always seems appealing, but we're led to believe that early starts are the key to a successful life.
But new research has revealed that sleeping in might not be a luxury you need feel guilty about —rather, it might mean you are more intelligent, creative and happy.
The study "Why Night Owls Are More Intelligent" illustrates that being in control of when you go to sleep and wake up is a sign of intelligence. The snooze button is a relatively new invention and is something that evolution has not prepared us for. Being able to hit snooze and adapting to this new way of living and sleeping means you're more intellectual, according to authors Satoshi Kanazawa and Kaja Perina.
Ignoring the rule of getting up as soon as your alarm sounds — acting on what your body needs instead — means you are more likely to follow your ambitions and tackle your problems yourself. Kanazawa and Perina argue this makes you more creative and independent.