Friday, May 10, 2013

How to Be More Productive if You're a Night Owl

Are you a morning person? Or do you function best at night?
For teenagers, science supports the idea that they’re not morning larks – they do better with later school start times and not being forced to function at 7 a.m.
But as we grow older and have children of our own, we often experience a shift in our body clocks and begin to function better in the mornings. Instead of getting revved up at 10 p.m. for a night on the town as we did in our 20s, we’re asleep in the Laz-Z-Boy by 9 p.m.
Lumosity, the company known for online games that claim to boost your brain power, says that it recently decided to look at its users to determine when and how people prefer to train their brains, and how age may figure into the equation of performance and learning.
Lumosity researcher Daniel Sternberg says the results show in a study of 714,188 participants, brain performance peaks at different times of the day depending on the cognitive task you are engaging in.
  • On average, people perform better at working memory and attention tasks in the morning, and creative tasks later in the day.
  • Night owls may do better completing their critical daily tasks at night when they are most productive, and saving their creative thinking for (read more here)


Anonymous said...

Need help. This company I know of does not pay wages accordingly. Positions that once learned are supposed to be given a pay raise. Not being given.
They hide OSHA violations so as not to be fined.
Promotions are turned down and given to other employees that have not earned them.
Have been called names that are legally offensive and nothing is done.
So much more yet I have no Idea on who to report these offenses there are so many.
Labor and wages?
They are all viable places yet a job in this day and age is hard to come by.
How does one do the right thing and keep a job or even get a job that pays well enough?

Anita said...

I would suggest contacting the NLRB, EEOC and OSHA.