Online mattress retailer US-Mattress conducted a recent study that found getting up early is not a determining factor of wealth, debunking the old adage that the “early bird gets the worm.”
“Usually people assume that those with higher incomes work harder and get up earlier, but the results show that even low-income earners get up as early as people who earn more,” says Dongna Wang, chief researcher at US-Mattress, in a release. “This is significant because it disproves a widely held misconception relating income and wake-up time.”
Operated through Google Surveys, the study surveyed nearly 500 participants in a wide range of incomes, from those earning less than $24,000 annually to those earning more than $150,000. The results found those who make the least money are as likely to wake up before 7 AM on weekdays as those who make the most money.
Additional results include:
- 66% of all respondents chose “before 6 AM” or “6 AM to 7 AM” as their wake-up time.
- A majority of respondents in every income group get up at or before 7 AM.
- Respondents earning $0-24,000 are the income group least likely to get up after 10 AM.
A link to the study would be nice. I’m looking for scientific studies on wake time and mortality (not a fun subject), but it’s always nice when an article links to who they are citing so we can read more.
Still really interesting.
Also it would be nice to see if the corolation went downward or if income differences narrowed as wake time went later. That isn’t going to be interesting writing to everyone but if the data was linked people like me could have our interest satiated.