Health - Simple Methods For Night Owls To Get Up Earlier
Are you a Night Owl or a Morning Lark? Aussie scientists say they can shift the circadian rhythms, or "body clocks", of Night Owls so they can better fit into the 9-to-5 world.
Techniques used included consistent bedtimes, avoiding caffeine and getting plenty of morning sunshine. Now, that may sound obvious, but could make vast improvements in the lives of people who stay up past midnight.
Researchers at Monash University in Melbourne and the University of Birmingham in England helped 22 people shift their body clocks as much as two hours earlier. The results, published in the journal Sleep Medicine, showed that the subjects still got the same hours of sleep every night. But they reported less stress, less sleepiness, less depression, and better gripping power in their hands.
Life is already hard on Night Owls. In February, scientists said Night Owls who are forced to go to bed late and wake up early, have a lower resting brain connectivity in the regions of the brain linked to consciousness.