Psychophysiology: Getting Along with Getting Up

I have, all my life long, been lying till noon; yet I tell all young men, and tell them with great sincerity, that nobody who does not rise early will ever do any good.

—Samuel Johnson, 1773

People who spring from bed clear-eyed and cheerful tend to think the early bird really does catch the worm. Slugabeds grumble that the sunny risers are worms themselves. For Ben Franklin and puritanical believers in his maxims, to be earlier than thou is virtually to be holier. But early-morning surly birds dispute them. After all, no less...

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