Night owls might be able to add more validity to their claims of being better in the night time in light of new research claiming that those who operate at night tend to be smarter and more creative, according to SimpleMost.
Satoshi Kanazawa, a scientist at the London School of Economics and Political Science, has authored a study that suggests that people who stay up late go against the natural predispositions passed down from our ancestors.
The research concluded that those people should be considered "more progressive."
"More intelligent children are more likely to grow up to be nocturnal adults who go to bed late and wake up late on both weekdays and weekends," wrote the study authors.
Another study, according to Smithsonian Magazine, analyzed the circadian rhythms of 1,000 teenagers. The study found that the students who tended to stay up later had better inductive reasoning - an indicator for intelligence.
"One theory to explain the extra brain power of night owls is that intelligent children are more likely to grow up to be nocturnal because in ancestral times any activities at night would have been novel and would, therefore, have been more likely to attract people with inquisitive minds," the Independent reported.
The study is not infallible, however, as people who can get up at going in the morning still have a greater chance to be more successful in their careers.