Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Are You an Owl or a Lark? A Chronotype Quiz

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Are You an Owl or a Lark? A Chronotype Quiz

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A person's chronotype indicates how a person may perform at different times of day. Some people ('larks') find themselves most alert earlier in the day, and will go to bed early. 'Owls' may be most alert at night and prefer to go to bed late. Recent research from the London School of Economics suggests that 'owls' tend to have higher IQs, but a 2006 study by psychologist Marina Giampietro found that late risers may be more likely to suffer from depression. Studies at the University of Bologna have shown that 'larks' may be more conscientious people. Early birds, of course, also get the worm. Where do you fall on morning-evening spectrum? Are you a lark or an owl? Take the quiz and add up your points to find out:

A person's chronotype indicates how a person may perform at different times of day. Some people ('larks') find themselves most alert earlier in the day, and will go to bed early. 'Owls' may be most alert at night and prefer to go to bed late. Recent research from the London School of Economics suggests that 'owls' tend to have higher IQs, but a 2006 study by psychologist Marina Giampietro found that late risers may be more likely to suffer from depression. Studies at the University of Bologna have shown that 'larks' may be more conscientious people. Early birds, of course, also get the worm.

Where do you fall on morning-evening spectrum? Are you a lark or an owl? Take the quiz and add up your points to find out:

#8 If you were entirely free to plan your evening and had no commitments the next day, at what time would you choose to go to bed?

1. 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ....... 5 points 2. 9:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. ..... 4 points3. 10:15 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. ... 3 points 4. 12:30 a.m. - 1:45 a.m. ..... 2 points5. 1:45 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. ....... 1 point

#7 You have to do 2 hours physically hard work. If you were entirely free to plan your day, in which of the following periods would you choose to do the work?

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ... 4 points

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ... 3 points

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ..... 2 points

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 pm. ...... 1 point

#6 For some reason you have gone to bed several hours later than normal, but there is no need to get up at a particular time the next morning. …

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