Night Owls Have Greater Chance of Health Problems

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    Apr 09, 2015 4:14 AM GMT
    NYT: Compared with morning people, men who were night owls were significantly more likely to have diabetes, and women night owls were more than twice as likely to have metabolic syndrome.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/08/being-a-night-owl-may-be-bad-for-your-health/?ref=health
  • Svnw688

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    Apr 09, 2015 2:13 PM GMT
    Interesting article. But I'd like them to address why approximately 480 people were "morning" people, 1,500 people were "neither," and only 95 were "night owls." What, precisely, was the criteria for a "night owl" because a lot of younger and more urban people regularly stay up and go out until 3 or 4 AM if left to their own devices (e.g., on the weekend when they can, to an extent, 'set' their own schedule).

    At any rate, I'm a night owl. I comply with mornings and waking up at 7AM, but only because the world and custom forces me too. If I ruled the world, the eight-hour workday would be from 11AM to 7PM, and people would sleep from 2AM to 9AM.
  • toastvenom

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    Apr 10, 2015 7:17 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidInteresting article. But I'd like them to address why approximately 480 people were "morning" people, 1,500 people were "neither," and only 95 were "night owls." What, precisely, was the criteria for a "night owl" because a lot of younger and more urban people regularly stay up and go out until 3 or 4 AM if left to their own devices (e.g., on the weekend when they can, to an extent, 'set' their own schedule).

    At any rate, I'm a night owl. I comply with mornings and waking up at 7AM, but only because the world and custom forces me too. If I ruled the world, the eight-hour workday would be from 11AM to 7PM, and people would sleep from 2AM to 9AM.


    dude, if I ruled the world, there wouldn't be an eight hour, five day a week rat cycle. I would cut it down to four days a week and six hours a day. maybe 11-5. thank god for self employment.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 21, 2015 3:11 PM GMT
    moneypazweather said
    Toastvenom said
    Svnw688 saidInteresting article. But I'd like them to address why approximately 480 people were "morning" people, 1,500 people were "neither," and only 95 were "night owls." What, precisely, was the criteria for a "night owl" because a lot of younger and more urban people regularly stay up and go out until 3 or 4 AM if left to their own devices (e.g., on the weekend when they can, to an extent, 'set' their own schedule).

    At any rate, I'm a night owl. I comply with mornings and waking up at 7AM, but only because the world and custom forces me too. If I ruled the world, the eight-hour workday would be from 11AM to 7PM, and people would sleep from 2AM to 9AM.


    dude, if I ruled the world, there wouldn't be an eight hour, five day a week rat cycle. I would cut it down to four days a week and six hours a day. maybe 11-5. thank god for self employment.


    pretty much. the way they regulate the work force and people's lives especially with daylight's saving time.. it's programmed to basically screw people's bodies up. folks either end up physically sick or mentally sick. it's a set up.
    Corrupt crony capitalism combined with low wage service sector employment in action.icon_rolleyes.gif