Struggle every morning? This could be the reason why you hate the AM so much
There are morning people, people who don't really like mornings, and then... there are people who just cannot.
Those warriors that will sleep through their alarms, are constantly late, and CANNOT string a sentence together until at least 11am.
If this is you, you may think it's all in your head, and we have been frequently led to believe that being a "morning person" is all about your attitude.
Next time you're told to "cheer up" before 10am, refer to this survey which revealed that whether or not you are a morning person is all in your genes.
Research published in the journal Nature Communications, revealed that your genes play a huge part in your sleep cycle pattern.
According to the Irish Times, thousands of saliva samples were analysed for the research which found that those who identified as "morning people" having 15 common single nucleotide polymorphisms.
This suggests that how you cope in the morning is, in fact, inherent.
The good news is that "morningness" increases with age, with 63.1 per cent of over-60s saying they are morning people compared to just 24.2 per cent of under 30s.