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A new says that going to bed late may be for our health. It may even shorten our life. The study was carried out in the United Kingdom. Researchers spent six-and-a-half years looking at the of 430,000 adults between the ages of 38 and 73. At the of the study, the researchers compared the of people who went to bed to those who went to bed late. They found that night owls (people who go to bed late) were 10 per cent more likely to die during the of the study. The researchers concluded that night were at higher of an early death than early birds (people who slept early). Night owls were also at a greater risk of poor health compared to early .

The researchers said and working patterns needed to change to reduce the risks of health for night owls. Researcher Malcolm van Schantz said: "This is a health issue that can no be ignored." He suggested that night owls should be allowed to start and finish later in the day so they could sleep longer in the morning. The researchers said that night owls were more to suffer from mental problems, diabetes, and stomach and breathing . They were also more likely to smoke, drink alcohol and coffee, and take . Researchers also said different sleeping during the week and at could increase the chances of health problems for night owls.

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