Morning People vs. Night Owls
Morning people are likely to be happier and more positive than their night-owl counterparts, according to research that analyzed both groups.
The study, conducted at the University of Toronto, surveyed two groups: one between the ages of 17-38 and the other between ages 59-79. More respondents in the older group were early risers, but when it came to reporting happiness, the morning people led the night people.
Because night owls aren’t adjusted to the hours of the body clock that most people in society follow, they may feel tired throughout the day—and that decreases positive emotions. The study referred to this as “social jet lag.”
Researcher Renee Bliss said, "We found that older adults reported greater positive emotion than younger adults, and older adults were more likely to be morning type-people than younger adults.”
Early risers also reported healthier than their night-owl counterparts.