- journal /JUR-nl/
- night owl /nahyt oul /
- preventive /pri-VEN-tiv/
- misalignment /mis-uh-LAHYN-muhnt/
- odds /odz/
[noun] – a serious magazine or newspaper that is published regularly about a particular subject
The journal comes out five times a year.
[noun] – a person who prefers to be awake and active at night
I’m not a night owl. I go to sleep at 11 p.m.
[adjective] – intended to stop something before it happens
While traveling abroad, take preventive measures to avoid getting sick.
[noun] – an arrangement in which the parts of a machine or structure do not fit together correctly, which causes problems
The bathroom door is weak with misalignment and it will not shut.
[noun] – the probability (= how likely it is) that a particular thing will or will not happen
The odds are very much in our favor.
According to a new study published on June 7, 2021, in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, it is not convenient if you’re a night owl because you perform better in the afternoon and evening and stay up late. The researchers utilized sleep data from wrist activity trackers worn by over 85,000 UK Biobank Study participants, which has detailed genetic and health information on over half a million Britons. Researchers linked sleep data to mood self-reports and discovered that those with a disrupted sleep cycle are more likely to experience depression and anxiety. The health problems associated with being a night owl are likely a result of being one living in a morning person’s world, which leads to disruption in their body’s circadian rhythms, according to Kirsten Knutson, an associate professor of neurology and preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Meanwhile, Dr. Jessica Tyrrell, a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School in the United Kingdom, noted that having a higher misalignment was connected to larger odds of depression.
Finally, there’s the chicken-and-egg problem, which frequently afflicts research that can only demonstrate a correlation rather than a causal relationship. It’s also likely that those who are depressed have more irregular sleep cycles, which would require further investigation in the future.
- Are you a night owl? Please tell me more about it.
- At what time of the day are you most active?
- What would you do to avoid sleeping late at night? Please explain your answer.
- Do you agree with the idea that being a night owl leads to depression?
- In your opinion, what are the benefits of sleeping early? Please explain your answer.
- jump out