Is it unhealthy to be nocturnal?

Is it unhealthy to be nocturnal?

Oh, and then there’s the problem that a nocturnal schedule places you at greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal illnesses and reproductive problems and, for people whose body clocks are misaligned for many years, higher rates of some cancers. That’s the bad news.

Is being a night person genetic?

“A recent study has actually shown that a genetic change in a gene called CRY1 is common among people who have a condition called delayed sleep phase disorder, or DSPD,” explains Dr.

Is it healthier to sleep at night?

“Since night workers often have a hard time sleeping during the day, they can face both circadian disruption working at night and insufficient sleep during the day. The evidence is clear that getting enough sleep is important for health, and that sleep should be at night for best results.”

Why can I sleep at day but not night?

Sleeping late on weekends, and/or taking long naps during the day, may give people with DSPD relief from daytime sleepiness but may also perpetuate the late sleep phase. People with DSPD can be called “night owls”.