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Why Remote Learning Benefits Night Owls

In a society that favours early birds, here’s why remote learning during the pandemic is giving night owls a bit of a break. Plus, some tips on getting zzzs during uncertain times. Note: While this post talks about the benefits of the pandemic for some people’s natural sleep patterns, The […]

So, You’re A Night Owl: Is That Bad?

You’re up late in the evenings — often into the next morning. You need an alarm clock to help you get out of bed at a “decent” time in the morning. And it takes a coffee or two (okay, maybe three) to shake off the grogginess you feel after waking up. You’re […]

Let night owls be night owls: How the pandemic could dethrone the larks

When the light starts to fade in the evening is when I start feeling it. A rush of heightened awareness, a palpable sense of increased IQ, like my brain is a Sim City growing on fast forward. Daytime’s rural village of slow-talking neurons explodes into a bustling metropolis full of taxis, neon […]

Early birds may be more active, but night owls can catch up.

Being an early bird has long been associated with a go-getter attitude. Early birds, or those who tend to wake early and go to bed early, are people who naturally feel sleepy earlier in the evening and naturally wake early in the morning. For an early bird type, a 9 […]

No, Night Owls Aren’t Doomed to Die Early

Last spring, a study set the internet ablaze with sensational headlines promising an early death for those with nontraditional sleep schedules. It wasn’t the conclusion of the study, or its researchers. But in the bombastic world of science reporting, it didn’t really matter. Originally published in the journal Chronobiology International, the study […]