Latest Night owl Stories

Sedentary Behaviors Keep Night Owls From Regular Exercise Routines
2014-06-04 08:14:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology found that persons who stay up all night are bigger risk takers than those who get a regular night’s sleep. While that research looked at the financial aspect of taking risks, it is likely that another risky move associated with night owls is not getting regular exercise. A new study published in the journal Sleep, and to be presented June 4 in Minneapolis,...

2014-03-11 23:28:51

Spring Ahead Without Losing An Hour of Sleep - as Daylight Saving Time indicates we turn our clock hands one hour forward. Sparta, NJ (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Spring Ahead Without Losing an Hour of Sleep Daylight Saving Time- Spring Ahead Without Losing An Hour of Sleep. This past Saturday marked the early onset of Spring- as Daylight Saving Time indicates we turn our clock hands one hour forward. While this may come as a joy for some, those who have a great disdain mornings view it as a...

Sleep Habits And Time Of Death Controlled By Genetic Variant
2012-11-17 06:22:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have for the first time identified a common gene variant which not only determines whether or not a person is an early riser or a night owl, but could also indicate what time of day an individual is likely to die. The research, which is published in this month's edition of the Annals of Neurology, was conducted at the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). It revealed variation in a...

2012-09-08 23:02:32

A new study from the University of Toronto suggests what many suspected all along; that morning risers are happier than their late night counterparts and have a more positive and upbeat outlook. Cathy Beggan, founder of Rise-N-Shine, LLC, early morning specialist and creator of Wake Up On Time, the “alarm clock inside of a pill”, recommends the following tips to help turn night owls into early birds overnight. Sparta, NJ (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 A new study from the...

2012-07-26 23:03:13

Early to bed, early to rise, morning people are happier than night owls, a new study suggests. The University of Toronto study found that morning people have a more positive outlook. Dr. Dan Naim of Los Angeles Sleep Study Institute recommends ways people can practice better sleep hygiene. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 A new University of Toronto study found that morning people are generally healthier and happier than night owls. Often, early risers feel more awake, alert,...

2010-09-06 08:48:41

An international collaboration led by a University of Pennsylvania anthropologist has shown that environmental factors, like temperature and light, play as much of a role in the activity of traditionally nocturnal monkeys as the circadian rhythm that regulates periods of sleep and wakefulness. The study also indicates that when the senses relay information on these environmental factors, it can influence daily activity and, in the case of a particular monkey species, may have even produced...

2010-06-09 20:58:30

Pitchers who are 'morning types' appear to have an advantage over night owls A Major League Baseball pitcher's natural sleep preference might affect how he performs in day and night games, according to a research abstract that will be presented Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that pitchers who were morning types performed statistically better overall than those who were...

2009-05-29 15:23:15

A new study by researchers in Brazil finds that "night owls" have a gloomier disposition than "early birds."  The scientists chose to study people's sleeping schedules because depression has been shown to have a deleterious effect on sleep, said Dr. Maria Paz Loayza Hidalgo of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grade do Sul, the study's lead author. Indeed, research has shown that some depressed people can be aided by light therapy, in which patients sit in front of a bright light for two...

2006-09-01 11:12:20

By Charnicia E. Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As school doors open across the country, teenagers should be sure to adjust their summer sleep schedule to their new school schedule, experts advise. In other words, they should start hitting the sack earlier so that they will be able to awake earlier and be alert in morning classes. But for teens with a sleep disorder known as delayed sleep phase syndrome, this solution may not be so simple. "A lot of teens have a tendency to want...

2004-11-29 04:00:00

NATURE dictates that we are all `morning' or `evening' people, and scientists say it could be dangerous to fight your biological rhythms, reports Anjana Ahuja. DID YOU FEEL a bit lacklustre early this morning, even though you didn't touch a drop last night? Does your alarm clock always seem to boom into life obscenely early, rousing you from a deep slumber? Does your in-tray fester until after lunch, by which time you've perked up enough to face it? And will you spend today dreaming about...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.