Monday, August 25, 2014

Morning Person

Being naturally a morning person, I've always wondered what makes a person prefer mornings to evenings.

"There is a strong genetic component determining whether a person is an evening or a morning type in their activity times," said Penn State psychology professor Frederick Brown. "Everyone has an inborn basic biological rhythm -- also called a circadian rhythm. Across the population, that rhythm averages about 24.1 hours long."
During that cycle, many "phase relationships" play themselves out. One is body temperature. Average normal body temperature is about 98.6 degrees F. "Our normal temperature is at its lowest phase about two hours before we waken," Brown said. "In some individuals, it drops to nearly 96 degrees. Every day our body temperature slowly increases until its highest phase may top out at well above 99. Later in the evening and into the night, our temperature drifts slowly downward again to its lowest phase."
Read more at: http://phys.org/news84126028.html#jCp

Might that genetic component also be connected to what time of day someone is born?  This is my personal philosophy. But I'm not really sure:  Were you born in the morning because you are genetically disposed to mornings or are you genetically disposed to mornings because you were born early in the morning?

22 Signs You Are NOT A Morning Person

Anytime before noon is way too early. Morning people are weird.posted on Nov. 21, 2013, at 12:57 p.m.

1. The snooze button is your best friend.

The snooze button is your best friend.

2. Multiple alarms are required to wake you up.



3. But even then you will still go back to sleep.



4. It takes alternate methods to make you rise and shine.



5. Waking up before 12 is considered early.

22 Signs You Are NOT A Morning Person

6. And if you do it’s quite an accomplishment.

And if you do it's quite an accomplishment.

7. The sounds of the morning drive you insane.


Birds, garbage trucks, coffee brewing, and commuters

8. In fact the thought of morning terrifies you.



9. Your brain can’t even function that early.



10. You wouldn’t dream of exercising in the A.M.

You wouldn't dream of exercising in the A.M.

11. Because you suck at it.

Because you suck at it.

12. Besides you need your beauty sleep.

Besides you need your beauty sleep.

13. And you get all your important work done at night.



14. Someone calling you before 11 is just plain rude.



15. You are terrible at making breakfast.

You are terrible at making breakfast.

16. In fact you need several cups of coffee just to function.



17. Morning meetings are the worst thing in the world.

22 Signs You Are NOT A Morning Person

18. And you think the happy morning people at work are weird.



19. Talking to anyone before noon is a no go.

Talking to anyone before noon is a no go.

20. Your morning friends never go out at night with you.



In fact they think you’re a party animal.

21. Binge watching Netflix until 6 a.m. is one of your hobbies.



22. You don’t actually hate morning people, you just don’t know how they do it.

You don't actually hate morning people, you just don't know how they do it.

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