Notoriously increased early mortality risk follows late risers by 10 per cent as compared to those who sleep and wake up early. However the late risers are also more likely to be diagnosed with a number of physical and mental disorders, according to the analysis performed by the University of Surrey and Northwestern Medicine, on nearly about 433,000 people.
Journal Chronobiology International has recently disclosed the findings of the research conducted after analyzing millions of adults from the United Kingdom for more than six and half years. While examining the participants at the beginning of the analysis, the researchers came to know that the people particularly of definite evening types had 10 per cent higher risk of certain cause to early mortality than those of definite morning types.
Neurology professor and co-author of the study, Kristen Knutson from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine said in a statement that, “Night owls trying to live in a morning lark world may have health consequences for their bodies.”
Moreover, the researchers also reported that being a night owl can lead to develop a range of health issues such as neurological, psychological, respiratory and gastrointestinal illness, including some types of cancer like breast and prostate cancer, as well as cardiovascular diseases.
Malcolm von Schantz from the University of Surrey says that, “This is a public health issue that can no longer be ignored. We should discuss allowing evening types to start and finish work later, where practical. And we need more research about how we can help evening types cope with the higher effort of keeping their body clock in synchrony with sun time.”