Bad news, night people: If you routinely stay up late, you may be more likely to die, get diabetes, or develop a psychological illness. A study published in the journal Chronobiology International found that people who identify as “definite evening types” are more susceptible to several health problems, including diabetes, neurological disorders, psychological illness, and a higher risk of mortality than those who identify as “definite morning types.” It wasn’t just an increased risk of dying that was more prevalent among night owls. Researchers also found that the “definite evening types” were nearly twice as likely to indicate they had some sort of psychological illness than the “definite morning types.”
- Will reading this change your ways and make you go to sleep a little earlier? Probably not, but I tried!