Question: Is Being A Night Owl Genetic?

Is staying up late genetic?

If you’ve ever wondered why some people are up at the crack of dawn while others prefer to sleep late, the answer can be found in your genes.

And it also influences your risk of schizophrenia and depression, say the authors of a new study published in the journal Nature Communications..

Are night owls more intelligent?

Some research has found that night owls are more intelligent and creative and more likely to get high-paying jobs than larks. A study among 1000 adolescents by the University of Madrid found that night owls are better than early birds in intelligence, creative thinking and inductive reasoning.

Is it OK to be a night owl?

But having night-owl tendencies may come with serious health effects. Recent studies have discovered that, regardless of their lifestyle, people who stay up late had both higher levels of body fat and an increased risk of developing other health problems, such as diabetes and low muscle mass, than did early birds.

What causes a person to be a night owl?

“The human clock is about 24 hours, thanks to Earth’s 24-hour light-dark cycle,” Sharkey says. “But some people have a slightly longer natural cycle, and some are slightly shorter.” If your circadian rhythm is on the long side, you’re more likely to be a night owl. If it runs short, you’re probably an early riser.

Is being a morning or night person genetic?

New research, published in Nature Communications, doesn’t do much to help you get up but it does shed some light on why we count ourselves as morning or evening people. The answer? It’s not anything you’re doing – it all comes down to your genes.

Can humans be naturally nocturnal?

Humans can choose to be night owls or morning larks. While there are some individual differences in the circadian rhythm, where some individuals are more nocturnal than others, humans are basically a diurnal (day-living) species.