August 11, 2020, 2:30 p.m. | Medicine
Why waking up in the morning is bad for some people.
The results of a scientific study showed that some people can destroy their health if they constantly start their day early in the morning. The reason is hidden in the individual mode of the biological clock embedded in every person, informs Ukr.Media.
People all over the world are divided into three conditional groups, depending on the chronotype: larks, owls and pigeons. The first group includes those who are most productive in the first half of the day and easily wake up in the morning. Owls are those who are full of energy in the evening and at night, and feel broken in the morning hours. Pigeons are a lesser-known group, but they exist, and they include people who are most active during the day. In almost half of the cases, a person's chronotype is determined at the gene level. In other words, if the parents were so-called owls, then the chance that the child will follow the same regime is almost 50%.
In their new study, scientists found that the most dangerous situation was for owls. They are forced to get up early in the morning for work or study almost every day. This causes serious damage to health. In the morning hours, the active production of melatonin, the sleep hormone, continues in people with the biological mode of the owl, which is why these people are extremely irritable in the first half of the day and feel exhausted. Over time, depression may even develop. But this is not the only harm to the body. Hormonal failure occurs quite often in owls. Their body ceases to perceive such substances as glucose and insulin. And for people with diabetes, this condition can turn out to be deadly.
Based on the obtained results, experts urge people to be attentive to their body, and not to try to process what is laid down by nature. If you are an owl, then you can try to set a schedule that would be as good as possible for your regime and allow you to wake up a little later.