Here's Why All Smart People Stay Up Later Than You!

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According to “Psychology Today,” intelligent people are more likely to be nocturnal than people with lower IQ scores. In a study run on young Americans, results showed that intelligent individuals went to bed later on weeknights and weekends than their less intelligent counterparts.

In another study published by “Study Magazine,”  the relationship between bedtimes & wake-up times for Americans in their 20s and their IQ score is reported as such:

Very Dull (IQ < 75)
Weekday: 11:41 pm -7:20 am
Weekend: 12:35 am -10:09 pm

Normal (90 < IQ < 110)
Weekday: 12:10 am -7:32 am
Weekend: 1:13 am -10:14 am

Very Bright (IQ > 125)
Weekday: 12:29 am -7:52 am
Weekend: 1:44 am -11:07 am

Source: http://elitedaily.com/

There's an electricity in the moon. A pulse, a magic, an energy. A bewitching entrancement unlike that of the sun.

The moon is for things unseen, things done in the shadows and beneath the fog. Under bridges and beneath bed sheets — it's for wild hearts and unconcerned minds. It's where plans are made in dark alleyways and secrets revealed under the soft haze of light coming through the cracks of closed shutters.

It's by night that we see our true desires.

It's when we fall in love — that passionate, all-consuming, purposeful love that always looks a little different in the light of day.

It's when we reflect on our moments of unhappiness and those yearnings that are momentarily blinded by the sun. It's when we become poets and philosophers, martyrs and murderers.

It's when we form regrets of days past and that profound hatred for those who hurt us. It's when we choke on our tears through deep sobs that can only pour onto dark pillowcases.

The night is for passion. It's for fanaticism, romance and trouble.

It's when your most tender, authentic and suppressed sides come out to play under the nonjudgmental eyes of the stars. It's for all those things you could never dream of doing by day, under the watchful eyes of the sun.

It's no wonder night owls are more intelligent than those who hit the hay early. It's only natural that those who go to bed earlier never experience the psychological and emotional changes that occur under the blanket of darkness

Average brains were conditioned to follow conventional sleep patterns, while the more inquisitive, intellectual ones want to defy that pattern and create their own.

Satoshi Kanazawa, a psychologist at the London School Of Economics And Political Science, reported that average IQ and sleeping patterns are most definitely related, proving that those who play under the moon are, indeed, more intelligent human beings.

His analysis goes back to ancient times, asserting the idea that even in primitive years, people have been known to rise and fall with the sun.

Night is the time for intelligent people to take a trip into the depths of their minds.

All those dreams you can't have during the day, when you're snapped out of them by friends, family and work, are finally given time to run around.

Free to play in the open spaces of your mind, you can swim in all those thoughts you hid under your desk or behind mounds of paper work. It’s the most creative time of day, along with the most liberating.

It's by the nightfall that your most uninhibited and passionate sides are explored. It's the time to unleash your innermost desires and allow yourself the freedom that's masked behind the taunting exposure of sunlight.

The night is for testing your limits and challenging yourself. It's for discovering those passions you suppress all day and breaking down all those rules your parents made to protect you.

People who fight the urge to sleep are anti-establishment.

Staying up late has been, and always will be, an act of rebellion. A defiance of the nine-to-five, the very habit of staying up late is revolutionary. Since ancient times, there is evidence that society condoned the night owls.

In the academic paper, “Why The Night Owl Is More Intelligent,” published in the journal “Psychology And Individual Differences,” it's widely assumed that for several millennia, humans were largely conditioned to work during the day and to sleep at night.

While those who defy the trend are more likely to “acquire and espouse evolutionarily novel values and preferences than less intelligent individuals,” these “novel values” become the building blocks of leaders. They are the makings of revolutionaries, inventors and explorers. They are the ones who makes sacrifices and defy the societal pressure to follow the masses.

They are more apt to make discoveries and challenge authority. They want to expand their mind, not shut it off just because people tell them it's time for bed.

They Are More Open-Minded.

Things that happen at night are things you can't get away with during the day. It’s the time of utter licentiousness, of underhanded transactions and unseemly occupations.

 According to “Esquire,” it’s also when you have the most sex. Healthy sex lives and late curfews are indeed, positively correlated. Those reported to have later bedtimes were buying more sex toys and having more sex than their sleepier counterparts.

Those who are willing to stay awake, who yearn for the mysteries of nightfall, are exposed to an array of discoveries that those who stay asleep will never know. It’s those who are willing to test their limits and explore in the dark who will bring more light to the day.

They are proactive.

The early bird may get the worm, but the night owl gets the whole jar. While the early risers may get up to see the first worm crawl its way to the wet surface, the night owl gets to them before they burrow under.

Getting up early is most definitely proactive, but staying up late is just as fruitful. Those who stay up get hours ahead, rather than the one or two an early riser gains. There are things to be explored at night that early risers will never experience. There are ideas formulated and tasks completed that early risers never get to finish.

Because at night, there is dawn and a new day in front of you. But by morning, there's just the bleakness of night and the daunting end of another day.

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