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You might be more intelligent if you are the type to hit the snooze button

Research shows that people who go to bed late and wake up early might be more intelligent.

Researchers found that people who hit the snooze button many times might be more creative and intelligent, according to the Independent.

The study, called “Why night owls are more intelligent” explains that dealing with the snooze button is a sign of intelligence, as it proves you are able to adapt to a new invention, that our ancestors didn’t have.


The study states: “While there are some individual differences in the circadian rhythm, where some individuals are more nocturnal than others, humans are basically a diurnal (as opposed to nocturnal) species.

“Humans rely very heavily on vision for navigation but, unlike genuinely nocturnal species, cannot see in the dark or under little lighting, and our ancestors did not have artificial lighting during the night until the domestication of fire.

“It is, therefore, safe to assume that our ancestors rose at around dawn and went to sleep at around dusk, to take full advantage of the natural light provided by the sun, and the ‘‘night life” (sustained and organised activities at night after dusk) is probably evolutionarily novel.”

Being able to listen to your body and what it needs, rather than obliging to the strict rules of clocks, is also a sign of being a rather independent thinker. To prove this, the researchers asked 130 students about their sleeping habits and measured their IQs, concluding that “more intelligent individuals are more likely to be night owls”.

Daisy Wilder