So you'd think that after trying your best to be a morning person (setting the alarm early to get a jump on the day, working out, doing mantras, drinking more green tea, etc.) that it would get easier for you to get up bright and early with a perky smile on your face, right? Not so much.
According to Elite Daily, a new study in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences confirms that there is something to some people being born to be the early bird that is ready to grab the worm and others being late night owls. Specifically, it says your best time of day is likely based on your DNA because of something called a chronotype--that's our preferred sleep schedule which we have no control over.
When it comes to helping those who are not morning people, Philip Gehrman, a sleep researcher from the University of Pennsylvania, put it this way to Vox, "Sometimes one of the helpful things I do for people is give them permission to follow a late schedule. Because there’s an attitude in our culture that there is something wrong with that.”