Night owls have an increased mortality rate
A new study in the United Kingdom has found night owls have an increased mortality rate. The study, published Thursday, states those who classify as “definite evening types” have a 10% increased mortality rate and increase in having diabetes, neurological disorders, gastrointestinal issues and psychological problems. The associate professor of neurology at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Kristen Knutson, says there is a mismatch between a night owl’s body clock and the external world. If their schedules are irregular, this can cause major health issues. The risk of death was not increased for morning people or those with a slight preference to the evening.
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