Early Birds Less Prone to Depression

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From Medical Xpress: “Middle-to-older aged women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to a new study by researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

The study of more than 32,000 female nurses, published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, is the largest and most detailed observational study yet to explore the link between chronotype, or sleep-wake preference, and mood disorders.”

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1 COMMENT

  1. They are less depressed because the world is set up to favor morning people.

    If you say you got up “bright and early” and accomplished something people act like they deserve a medal and they get praised.

    If I stayed up late and accomplished the same thing the night before no one cares and may call you lazy for “over sleeping” the next day.