Disturbed sleep schedule could increase the risk of develop certain chronic diseases, studies claim. According to a recent study, those who prefer to stay up longer and go to bed earlier are known as night owls, and they may be more susceptible to heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
In the study conducted, night owls were considered as more passive and had lower levels of physical fitness. This is why, night owls burned less fat while at rest and when they were active. Additionally, night owls were more likely to have insulin resistance, which meant that more insulin was necessary for their muscles to receive the energy they require.
The study found solid evidence that being a night owl or a late sleeper has tragic effects on our body negatively. It may lead to develop diseases like heart disease or even Type 2 Diabetes in some cases. The study also verified the factors responsible for poor sleep schedule which includes late night eating habits, lack of sunlight on daily basis, being a couch potato all day long, insomnia, and circadian misalignment