Struggling to get out of bed is a sign of great intelligence -- a psychological study reveals

Shirley Marie Bradby

February 21, 2019

Struggling to get out of bed is a sign of great intelligence -- a psychological study reveals

Probably in the morningthere is nothing more difficult than leaving our comfortable and cozy bed.

For some people, this operation is more complicated and only after the alarm has sounded for the umpteenth time can they get out from under the covers. 

Usually, these individuals are jokingly labeled as being "as lazy as lazy can be" by relatives and friends, who perhaps are still unaware of the results of a psychological study conducted precisely on people like this ...




Generally, people who are struggling to get out of bed in the morning have always been labeled as "lazy". However, this universally recognized concept may have been revolutionized by a recent British study conducted by psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa and Kaja Perina, who performed a behavioral assessment study on those considered lazy. 

The results in some stunning ways have shown that the people who have the hardest time getting up early in the morning, contrary to what you might think, have very creative, funny and happy personalities, as well as being very intelligent.

The study was conducted on 1299 volunteers accustomed to sleeping from 11 pm to 8 am. Among these individuals were successful people in the business world with high social status, good financial resources, and a satisfactory job or economic activity. Obviously, also for these reasons, the volunteers proved to be much happier and more willing!


For years, watches and alarm clocks were used, right up to our modern day smartphones that also continue to sound the clock alarm until they are turned off.

Although the years have passed, and now there are new technologies and devices, lazy people will still continue to struggle every morning to get out of bed, and given the results of this research, they will probably take even longer to get out from under the covers!

Obviously, just as for every other thing in the world, excessive sleep can also damage your health. In fact, according to this same study, sleeping more than 12 hours can, in the long run, make our body feel even more tired and exhausted.