With the most successful people self-reporting their morning routines, waking up at the crack of dawn to seize the day, it can be easy to feel guilty for habitually hitting the snooze button. Oversleeping is equated with negative qualities like being lazy or unmotivated, so struggling to get out of bed is a challenge we never boast about.
But research reveals this tendency to hit snooze might actually mean we're more intelligent, creative, and happy. The study, aptly titled "Why Night Owls Are More Intelligent," suggests some promising ways of interpreting, giving into the temptation of sleeping past your alarm—adapting to this relatively new technology and ignoring the rule of the wake-up call means you may be more autonomous and ambitious. Another study from the University of Southampton made similar conclusions after studying the socioeconomic conditions of more than one thousand people in correlation with their sleeping patterns. As summarized by Elle Décor, it revealed that those who "went to bed after 11 p.m. and got up after 8 a.m. earned more money and enjoyed a happier lifestyle."
So if snoozing is a habit you find especially difficult to break, don't be so hard on yourself.
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