For those of us who do not like mornings, morning people are a conundrum to us. Like why is it so great to be up at the butt-crack of dawn to enjoy the sun? I see it everyday and it is not like it is going anywhere or not going to come up one day (unless it is the apocalypse, but that is a whole other issue). So, what makes morning people want to get up early and start the day all chipper?

Well that’s what we night people ask, and honestly morning people ask night people the same questions. Why do nighttime people like going out all night when you can barely see anything in the dark and enjoy the area around you? Have you never heard of going to bed a decent time? No, we haven’t.

Whether you are a morning or night person, we all wonder what makes one a morning or a night person? You may actually be surprised that there are many reasons and one have to do with our genes! That’s right, in a study of 90,000 people, done by the consumer genetics company 23andMe, 15 versions of genes can be connected to determining whether you are a morning star or night owl.

Most of these genes have to do with our internal body clocks, or circadian rhythms, which actually showed interesting results including;

  • 4% of women are morning people versus 39.7% of men
  • 1% of people over 60 are much more likely to prefer mornings over 24.2% of people under 30

Based off of these results, the next time someone asks you why you like the mornings or night better, you can just tell them because it is in your genes!! Also, the next time someone tells you, you have to get up early, you can just say, “Sorry, I can’t. It’s not in my genes.”

If you want to know more about this study, check out the full article here.