“Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” “The early bird gets the worm.” “I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.” The world is full of quotes that claim that early risers get ahead, but plenty of people still refuse to go to bed until after the clock has ticked past midnight.
Both the extreme night owls who go to bed at dawn and the average worker-bee tend to scoff at the age-old advice that suggests rising early gives a person a better chance at reaching their goals. It seems nonsensical to non-morning people that setting an alarm earlier could be a good thing. After all, non-morning people tend to be snarly and grouchy when they first get up. Even the friendly “non-morningers” are little more than less-dangerous zombies until they have drunk two massive cups of coffee. Given the intense loathing most people feel for their alarm clocks, how can anyone believe that starting the morning earlier than necessary is a good thing?
While the night owls stare in bafflement, or glare furiously at an early bird’s morning cheerfulness, morning people actually have the right idea. Science and old folklore both agree that morning people have an advantage over their later sleeping counterparts assuming the morning person is going to bed at a time that lets them get a healthy amount of sleep. Here are 10 advantages of becoming a morning person.