Because a sleep in truly is a genius idea.
Evolution is a tricky thing, but it’s generally something that’s pretty hard to deny.
According to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, people who are in control of their sleeping habits are showing a degree of intelligence.
Authors Kanazawa and Perina suggest that the ‘snooze’ button is an invention which has shaken our evolutionary ‘wake up with the sun’ nature to the core. Essentially, being able to adapt to this new way of sleeping (the ‘five more minutes’ phenomena) means you’re more intelligent.
Rather than waking up with your alarm like a mindless robot, you’re more in tune with your body and likely to act on what it needs.
Whether that’s a few more minutes curled up in a warm blanket, or following your career goals, it’s an evolutionary change that will make you more likely to prosper.
It also shows that you are more creative and independent.
These findings were linked to a study out of Southampton University, where 1229 men and women were surveyed. It was found that night owls, i.e. those who went to bed late and let themselves sleep in in the morning had more income and a more comfortable lifestyle.
Essentially, sleep is good and you need to listen to what your body wants!