Science Confirms: Intelligent People Go To Bed Late, Leave A Mess Everywhere, And Use Bad Language

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Highly intelligent people often tend to shift their view on the world differently from the average IQ people. This shift includes their unconventional thinking, acting and approaches to situations.

What scientists have managed to find out about intelligent people is that the higher their IQ, the less they are concerned about many everyday things that seem to occupy most of the people, such as tidiness, ‘watching their language’ and going to bed on time.

1. They swear like sailors

Although their intelligence serves them well to judge when to start their swearing spree, they definitely can swear a lot. The common presumption when a person is swearing is that they are not intelligent enough to engage in proper communication and compensate with swearing.

However, a recent study shows that the ability to generate swear words is closely linked to high vocabulary rate and fluency. This debunks the idea that low fluency is correlated and dependent on swearing. On the contrary – swearing and slurs are dependent on high fluency and vocabulary – something highly intelligent people possess without doubt.

2. They are night owls from an early age

Intelligent people can’t go to bed early – by design. In a study which was carried out on a large representative sample of young Americans, it was shown that the higher the IQ of a person, the later they tend to go to bed.

The study showed that “more intelligent children grow up to be more nocturnal as adults than less intelligent children.”

The results showed that children with IQ of less than 75 tend to go to bed at around 23:41 on weeknights in early adulthood and children with IQ of more than 125 go to bed at around 00:29.

3. They live in their organized chaos

It turns out that creative people have messy desks by default and if you put a person in a messy environment, they will generate more creative ideas. A messy environment also correlates to breaking free from conventional thinking and attitude and thus the ability to create new concepts about many things we take for granted.

So next time you see an intelligent person, feel free to imagine them late at night on their messy desks, swearing like sailors while working out their creative ideas into reality.

Harvard Study Says It’s OK to Stay Up Late and Sleep In (so Long as You Do This)

Researchers tracked students’ sleeping habits for a month. Here’s what they found.

Do you believe that the earlier you go to bed and the earlier you get up, the healthier, happier, and more productive you’ll be? Many people do, and many websites, including this one, offer lots of advice about how to be a morning person and why it’s so important to be one.

Well, maybe it isn’t so important after all. A new study from Harvard traced the sleep habits of 61 students over 30 days and correlated those habits with the students’ grades. It found that students who got regular sleep–that is, who went to bed and woke up about the same time every day–did better in school than those who slept irregular hours. You might expect that much to be true, but here are some more surprising findings:

1. You don’t have to wake up at 5 a.m. after all.
The study did find that students were better off if they slept during “nighttime” hours, but it defined those hours as 10 pm to 10 am. As Charles Czeisler, M.D., chief of the Sleep and Circadian Disorders Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital told CNN, “The results of this study are not suggesting everybody has to be a goody-two-shoes. So if you go to bed at 2 and get up at 9, that’s fine. You just have to consistently do the same thing.”

2. Getting enough sleep won’t help you if you sleep irregular hours.
The researchers expected to find that the irregular sleepers who stayed up till all hours were sleeping fewer hours than their regular-sleeping counterparts. But no–both groups were sleeping about the same number of hours in total because the irregular sleepers were napping during the day. Their grades still suffered, proving what most of know by instinct: A nap can be nice but it’s no replacement for a good night’s sleep.

3. Sleeping irregular hours can make you fat.
Irregular sleepers had delayed circadian rhythms compared to regular sleepers. Both phenomena have been shown to be related to weight gain in earlier studies, the researchers note. If that information isn’t enough to make you stop pulling all-nighters, I don’t know what is.

4. Irregular sleep could be a symptom of something else.
One thing the study didn’t do is measure the things that might cause someone to become an irregular sleeper, and how they might affect academic performance. For example, if you’re someone who goes to bed at precisely 10 pm every night and wakes up at precisely 5 am every morning, chances are you’re a highly disciplined sort, which means you might also have the discipline to get all your homework done early. Conversely, irregular sleep can be a symptom of depression, and depression could certainly affect one’s academic performance.

More study is needed to better understand these factors, the researchers say. In the meantime, if you’re a late riser stop beating yourself up about it. Concentrate on getting up at the same late hour every morning instead.

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