I've always been a morning person, though my current work often has me up late on my computer. I was therefore glad to read that my sleep preferences may actually have much to do with my personality and, indeed, my psychology, according to this research (or as reviewed here).
[The] results offer new evidence that morning and evening types think differently. Early risers prefer to gather knowledge from concrete information. They reach conclusions through logic and analysis. Night owls are more imaginative and open to unconventional ideas, preferring the unknown and favoring intuitive leaps on their way to reaching conclusions. Social behavior diverges as well: Morning people are more likely to be self-controlled and exhibit "upstanding" conduct; they respect authority, are more formal, and take greater pains to make a good impression....Evening people, by contrast, are "independent" and ?nonconforming,? and more reluctant to listen to authority....
I've tried to be an evening person. Unfortunately, I remain staid and predictable:
Fitter, happier, more productive,
not drinking too much,
regular exercise at the gym
(3 days a week),
getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries ,
(no more microwave dinners and saturated fats),
a patient better driver,
a safer car
(baby smiling in back seat),
Indeed. Never sleeping in. :-)