Dating night owl
Chances are you already know whether you’re a morning person or a night person (and if you don’t, just ask your significant other).
What you might not know is that social scientists use pretty specific—and, by academic standards, pretty casual—names for these two chronotypes.
“Larks” are up and at it early in the morning, and tend to hit the sack at a respectable evening hour; “owls” are most alert at night, and typically turn in long after dark.
These labels are less an either-or than a spectrum; chronotype can shift over a person’s lifetime, and recent work suggests adding two more subsets to the list: early to wake and late to bed, and late to wake but early bed.
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About 25 percent of Americans are mild to moderate "larks," or early birds, while another 25 percent are mild to moderate night "owls." The 50 percent in the middle are more flexible "daytime" people.Ben Franklin, that jack-of-all-Founding Fathers, once advocated for a lark lifestyle in a famous saying: “early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” But a pair of epidemiologists at Southampton University in England—perhaps still bitter over that whole Revolution thing—directly challenged Franklin’s tyranny of the morning people in a 1998 paper for .