A. study of 430,000 individuals in Britain discovered that owls are prone to die younger than larks. These owls are said to have 10 percent higher risk of dying than larks.
The study co-author, Malcom Van Schantz of the University of Surrey, England said: “This is a public health issue that can no longer be ignored.” His fellow, author Kristen Knutson went further to say: “Night owls trying to live in a morning-lark world may (suffer) health consequences.” Both the author and his co-author had gathered information by examining half-a-million individuals between the ages of 38-73 via a public database.
Those present said of themselves to be “definitely a morning person” (27 percent) 35 percent called themselves “more a morning person than evening person”, “more than evening than morning person” (28 percent) or, as stated by 9 percent, “definitely an evening person”.
The weight, socioeconomic status, and smoking habits of these people were also examined warily. 10,500 deaths were documented for six-and-a-half years.
The so-called ‘night owl group’ had an estimated 10 percent risk of dying earlier than those of the early morning group; while those in the late night group were examined to suffer from psychological disorders, are prone to be diabetic and are said to have stomach aches and problems associated with breathing.
These individuals were also in the offing of smoking, drinking alcohol and coffee, and using illicit drugs.
According to what Knutson said, those who are up to late have an internal biological clock that doesn’t match their external environment- this is very debilitating.
He said: “It could be psychological stress, eating at the wrong time for the body, not exercising enough, not sleeping enough, being awake at night by yourself, maybe drug or alcohol use.”
Thus, the duo- Knutson and his coauthor advised that special treatments be given to the night owl group.