Results for - How being a Night Owl can harm your health

1,792 voters participated in this survey
Here are some health complications that can stem from keeping late night hours. Which complications associated with late sleepers have you heard of?

1. Here are some health complications that can stem from keeping late night hours. Which complications associated with late sleepers have you heard of?

Weight gain
47%
849 votes
Diabetes
19%
344 votes
Muscle loss
16%
281 votes
Metabolic syndrome
18%
321 votes
Pregnancy challenges
5%
83 votes
na
42%
753 votes

2. Here are the reasons why. Which facts are you familiar with?

Adults who restrict their sleep time by staying up late might be more susceptible to weight gain (late night eating and drinking sodas).
41%
726 votes
For people who already have Type 2 Diabetes, a study found that staying up late and sleeping in (as well as eating a big dinner) were associated with poor glycemic control, meaning poor control of blood sugar levels.
18%
317 votes
Was found among men who have an evening chronotype, the health problems they are at a higher risk of developing include sarcopenia, a condition in which the body gradually loses muscle mass.
9%
166 votes
Women who have an evening chronotype are at an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome.
10%
186 votes
Exposure to light during the night suppresses women's production of melatonin, which could deprive the fetal brain of enough of the hormone needed to regulate its biological clock.
11%
189 votes
na
46%
822 votes

3. Have you had to deal with any of these health conditions due to being a night owl?

Yes
17%
311 votes
No
46%
827 votes
Undecided
10%
187 votes
Not Applicable
26%
467 votes
Are you more of a night owl or an early bird?

4. Are you more of a night owl or an early bird?

Night owl
34%
612 votes
Early bird
32%
581 votes
Depends
23%
419 votes
na
10%
180 votes
01/17/2016 Health & Fitness 1792 30 By: SmokeyandBandit

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