If you're like many people who stay up late, working or not, you might feel a little guilty that you should be sleeping.
Well, some of that guilt might disappear following the release of a new study that shows people who stay up late at night are, in general, smarter than those who turn in early.
Intrigued? Then keep reading and see what makes night owls tick and what they do better.
A study also shows that people who stay up late enjoy something called "night strength."
You can read more about it here, but it basically says that those who stay up late can enjoy a spurt of strength late at night that people who get up early just don’t get.
People who stay up late are also more creative.
According to this study from Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, keeping late hours “may encourage the development of a non-conventional spirit and of the ability to find alternative and original solutions.”
The study found that people who stayed up late were more likely to find unorthodox or creative answers to problems.
...and they're just plain smarter, as our title suggests.
A professor at the London School of Economics found that deviations in current behavior and behavior of our ancestors is a strong sign of advancement and intelligence.
The study he conducted found that intelligent children are more likely to keep late hours growing up.
Staying up late can result in better test scores!
The University of Madrid found that in a study of 1,000 teenagers, those who stayed up late, even on school nights, tended to better on inductive reasoning tests. However, those who got up early tended to get better grades overall, though not necessarily on tests.