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Night Owls Have More Negative Feelings the Next Day


There are so many studies and health articles on the importance of sleep. Even the busiest of us were made to require ample sleep each night. Skimping on crucial sleep can have several negative health impacts, such as less memory, less learning, slower metabolism, and lower immune systems. A new study also shows that being a night owl can negatively affect you the following day.

Going to bed late has already been proven to lead to confusion, drowsiness, low levels of concentration, and even hallucinations the next day. The scientists at Binghamton University in the US have also found that going to bed late can leave you with depression and negative feelings the next day.

The study found that those who regularly went to bed late also reported have more negative thoughts, bad moods, and worries about their future. Those with erratic sleep behaviors also reported similar feelings and were more likely to over think bad events.

On the other end of the spectrum, those who had a healthy sleep routine were generally more positive and optimistic in their thinking. These people reported to going to bed regularly and getting ample amounts of sleep (8+ hours a night).

Having a positive outlook on life is essential for many things, including your health. Those who are negative tend to be stressed more, tend to get sick more, and also have a harder time recovering from a sickness. Negativity can also lead to depression and obesity. When your attitude it better, your health will naturally follow suit.

How to Naturally Improve Your Sleep Quality

As the study found, those who felt the most positive in the morning are those that went to bed earlier consistently. It is best to reform your night owl ways and start developing an earlier bed time routine. It is hard to change your bedtime from one am to nine pm overnight. So instead of making the big change overnight, try dialing back your bedtime an hour each week until you are at an ideal bedtime. Here are some other ways you can improve your sleep.

  • Try chiropractic care for regular wellness adjustments. Chiropractic care can help improve sleep quality and reduce stress.
  • Try going tech-free an hour before bed to help bring on natural sleep more quickly.
  • Move your workout to the morning or afternoon instead of too close to bed time.

Don’t underestimate the value of good sleep. Keep the negative thoughts and feelings away by catching extra Zzz’s.

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