Embrace Your Inner Night Owl

Embrace Your Inner Night Owl


1. Tranquility in the small hours

When you’re not bombarded with the questions, emails and texts of everyone else’s waking hours, you can concentrate uninterrupted for hours on end, and when you’re at your mental peak too, bonus!

2. Night owls are more likely to be entrepreneurs

According to the University of Chicago, night owls have a higher propensity to take risks, something entrepreneurs need to be able to stomach.

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3. They’re more creative

The University of Milan has shown a spike in creativity among night owls, stating they’re more likely to come
up with out-the-box solutions than early birds.

4. They’re smarter and richer

The University of Madrid found that night owls tested higher in general intelligence and earned higher incomes than early birds.

5. You can adapt, if you have to

Unlike early birds, night owls are able to adapt to the regular nine to five and stay up late, while early birds will struggle to stay awake after their usual bedtime.

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6. They’re working machines

A University of Belgium study found that night owls remain mentally alert for much longer periods after waking than their early bird counterparts.

GG van Rooyen
GG van Rooyen is the deputy editor for Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa. Follow him on Twitter.