from Occupational & Environmental Medicine
The importance of good sleep has been documented in scientific literature, and now the importance of when we get good sleep has been published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. There are people who function better in the morning and others who function better at night. This study found night owls usually don’t fall asleep early enough to get the recommended amount of sleep in order to function well on a standard work schedule. Night owls may be twice as likely as morning types to underperform at work, and they are more likely to retire from their jobs early because of health issues. Researchers urge night owls to adopt schedules that allow enough sleep or find work that suits their lifestyle.