Ladies, listen up! Waking up early may make one less likely to develop depression, so it might be high time to make the necessary changes in lifestyle.

A study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research is touted as the most detailed study when it comes to chronotype and its connection with depression, and its findings may explain how the two is correlated. The study focused on more than 32,000 middle- to older-aged female nurses.

These participants had no depression at the start of the study. Among them, 37 percent said they were early risers, 53 percent were intermediate, while the remaining 10 percent are night owls or those who sleep late at night.