road-1124373_960_720You never snooze yourself into sleeping, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go (go)
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to glow
This opportunity comes once in a daytime (yo)
You never snooze yourself into sleeping, the morning
You own it, you better get up and go (go)
You only get one shot, go give your thoughts a flow
This opportunity comes once in a daytime (yo)

 

Is the snooze button your best friend every morning? Is it the first thing your eyes scope for, as the alarm goes off to signal the start of the day? Do you always try to convince yourself by saying ‘I work better if I work late at night’ whenever you feel lethargic throughout the day as a result of sleeping through the mornings. Well, you need to put a stop to that now. Today, we’ll tell you how and why(with actual surveys to back our claims up) you must reclaim your mornings and spend more time awake during the AMs(you know we are not talking about 1,2 or 3 AM here).

The old “I’m just too tired” complaint may be more than a sorry excuse for waking up late. Research suggests there are biological differences between early larks, who wake up at the same time every morning and feel most active around 9 AM, and night owls, who get more stuff done once the sun goes down . One survey found that more than half of its respondents fall into the morning category, saying they’re at their “personal best” from 5 AM to noon. And it may get easier to greet the day at dawn as we get older, thanks to body clock changes as we age.

It turns out the early bird may get more than the worm. According to self reports from college students, those who wake up earlier feel more optimistic and proactive than those who rise later. Other studies have found morning larks tend to be harder working and conscientious than night owls. (Still, it’s not clear whether waking up early actually makes someone more productive or optimistic.)

And perhaps the secret to a 4.0 CGPA isn’t only hitting the books: Another study of university undergraduates found those who said they function better in the morning received higher grades than those who preferred the evening. That’s possibly because morning risers are more likely to get to class on time or to forgo late-night partying. Researchers also suggest memory may improve during sleep, so getting to bed earlier in preparation for a morning alarm could help those exam notes soak in.

Being a morning person may actually be good for our health, too. When a research team from The UK questioned adults about their sleep habits, they found people who stay under the covers on the weekdays until 9 AM are more likely to be stressed, overweight, and depressed than those who get up at 7 AM. Another study found teenagers who went to bed and woke up late were less inclined to hit the gym and more likely to be overweight than those who went to bed and woke up early . Talk about waking up on the wrong side of the bed. (Again, remember it’s not clear that waking up early causes stress, depression, or weight gain.

So go on now, sleep early, wake up early, claim the day for yourself and lay off that snooze, will ya?

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