6 Rules for Healthy Living That Every Night Owl Should Know
If you just can't get on board with early to bed, early to rise, here's how you can combat the health issues that come with your sleep schedule.
Rule #5: Prioritize Time with People
Grandner says that a common problem among his night-owl patients is a lack of social interaction, especially if they keep odd working hours, or work remotely, due to their sleep schedule. "They tend to be more isolated," he says. Research shows that loneliness can have serious effects on your health, even increasing your risk of death (from any cause) by 45 percent. Try making regular lunch dates with friends, finding a social group that meets in the evening when you know you're up (night-owl book club, anyone?), or, if you're the work-from-home type, taking your laptop to a coffee shop or a communal workspace nearby.