Early Bird Or Night Owl, Your Sleep Schedule Says A Lot About Your Personality

12/01/2014 08:39 am ET | Updated Dec 11, 2014

Whether you're a night owl or a morning person, your sleep habits reveal a lot about you--from your personality to the structure of your brain and even to your expected time of death.

That's according to a new video from the YouTube video series ASAPScience, which explains the pros and cons of each sleeping preference.

"Early birds tend to display more positive social traits, such as being proactive and optimistic, and are less prone to depression or addictions to nicotine, alcohol, and food," Mitchell Moffit, co-creator of the series, says in the video. "Night owls exhibit significantly less white matter [in their brains], and as a result, there are fewer pathways for feel-good hormones such as serotonin or dopamine to travel through, but it's not all bad for the late-nighters. In fact, they tend to be much more creative, have been found to have higher cognitive abilities, and are known to be risk-takers."

So then, who comes out on top in this battle over bedtime? Just check out the video above to find out.

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