Habit of waking up early is very beneficial for not only physical but also mental health. Research to prove it to the experts. Analysis of the scientists from the University of Toronto Canada concluded, those who get up early in general have better health conditions. People who get up earlier also feel happier life than sleeping late because they are more adaptable to the schedule of daily activities.
According to researchers, they often wake up late and prefers activities at night are more likely to experience a “social jet lag”. It is a condition where a person’s body clock becomes out of synch with social activities. On the other hand, the “morning people” proved to be more refreshed, alert, happier and more motivated to face challenges, but also increased immunity.
As published in the journal Emotion, researchers found that most people tend to start leaving “night habits” such as his youth and became a morning routine wake up as they age. Renee Biss, the research leader, said that this discovery proves for the first time that the elderly have increased the feeling of happiness as the habit of getting up that early.
In this study, there were 435 adults aged 17 to 38 years compared with 300 people aged 59 to 79 years. Both groups were asked to fill out questionnaires about the emotional state, health quality and time to favorite activities.
The study results show, before the age of 60 years, most respondents in the category of “morning person”. Less than 10 percent of young respondents included in this type. With age, these statistics are subject to change, which is less than seven percent of the population still has a habit of sleeping late.
“What is most interesting that we found was the tendency of respondents aged adults to get up early to have contributed to a better mood than young adults. People also claim to be happier in the morning than the evening, regardless of whether they are young or old. And Our research indicates that the tendency to get up earlier as you age may have emotional benefits. One night may be more susceptible to social jet lag, which means their biological clock out of synch premises social hour, “said Biss, Ph.D student of Department of Psychology, University of Toronto.
Source: Kompas online