Many things can keep us up at night. It can be work that you took home as an assignment because your boss insists on having it done by morning. It can also be insomnia or a medical condition like anxiety. It can also be that you are doing a movie marathon on Netflix. Or maybe, you just like to be up at night and not during daylight. Whichever it is, it’s nowhere near good. This is so because studies have shown that the relationship with improper sleep-wake cycle and health issues are direct.
You’ll be at risk for higher blood pressure. You don’t have it in the family. You eat healthy meals. Therefore don’t let being a night owl break the chain.
In a 2013 study in the journal Chronobiology International, researchers found that “evening types” were than “morning types” to have , even after they controlled for participants’ total amount of sleep and sleep quality.
You’ll have less time for exercise. Sleep is important. So is exercise. Don’t lose both.
Self-described night owls than people who consider themselves early birds, according to a 2014 research abstract in the journal Sleep; they also report having more difficulty finding time to exercise and maintaining a regular exercise schedule.
You’re more likely to gain weight. Unless you want that, then this probably won’t be a problem.
Some experts believe that disrupts the body’s natural overnight fasting period, which can interfere with its ability to burn fat. Night owls also happen to per day than early birds, according to a 2011 study in the journal Obesity–248 more, on average–perhaps because willpower is lower when you’re tired and we late at night.
You’re more at risk for diabetes type 2.
In one 2015 study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, men with evening chronotypes were more likely to have (a condition in which the body loses muscle mass), compared to men with morning chronotypes.
Female night owls, compared with their early bird counterparts, tended to have more belly fat and a greater risk of metabolic syndrome—a cluster of conditions (like high blood pressure, , and high cholesterol) that increase a person’s risk for heart disease and diabetes.
Night sleep can also make it harder to manage.
For those who do go on to develop diabetes, being a night owl can make the condition more difficult to manage. A 2013 study in Diabetes Care found that, for people with type 2 diabetes, having a later bedtime is associated with —even after researchers