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Is sleeping during the night important for health? Show more Show less
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Some people prefer to work at night, and they call themselves night owls. Early birds are the people sleep at night and wake up early. Many CEOs and business tycoons propagate the virtues of sleeping at night and waking up early. On the other hand, there are top creatives who prefer working at night. But which one of these promotes healthy habits and good mental and physical health?

Only sleeping at night will keep one healthy Show more Show less

A person's body and mind benefit the most from nocturnal sleep.
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Our Bodies and Minds Need Nocturnal Sleep

We become our healthiest when we sleep at night, for that's the optimal time in which our bodies and minds can rest and heal
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In addition to sleeping for the recommend seven to eight hours for adults,[1] we also need to sleep at night for our bodies to properly repair and heal. According to Dr. Matt Walker, head of the Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, "the time of night when you sleep makes a significant difference in terms of the structure and quality of your sleep."[2] In fact, people who work late night shifts are more likely to experience heart attacks and become obese. A 2018 study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) found that sleeping during the day and staying up at night increase a person's risk of getting diabetes and cancer.[3] When considering sleep, we must be mindful of not just how many hours we sleep, but also when we sleep. By following the body's natural circadian rhythm and having a good night's sleep, we are more likely to control our weight, have steadier blood sugar, and ward off high blood pressure and heart disease.[4]

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