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Your sleep chronotype describes your body's circadian rhythm or biological clock which influences your energy levels throughout the day.
Understanding your chronotype and its needs can help you structure your day in a way that works for your body: what time you wake up, go to bed, work out, eat, and take meetings
Take this quiz if you don't know your chronotupe yet.
Most of us fall into one of four chronotypes:
Lions: Morning people who like to wake up early and are most productive in the morning
Bears: Sleep schedule is synced with the sun, with most productivity in the morning
Wolves: Prefer to wake up later in the day, most productive in the afternoon/evening
Dolphins: Trouble waking up and falling asleep, most productive around midday
-- Board-certified sleep specialist and co-author of Energize! Michael J. Breus, Ph.D
This suggested schedule will maximize your energy peaks and respect your dips, according to Dr. Breus:
When to work out:
If you wake up at 7 a.m.
- morning (applies to all chronotypes, as it gets your day started on an energizing note) and around 10 p.m. - Dr. Breus
Of course, you'll also want to consider your sexual partner's chronotype.
Go to bed by midnight
- By this time, your body is naturally starting to wind down, and you'll be able to get enough sleep (around 7 hrs) w/out having to sleep in the next day.
- you are typically at your best when you're getting around 7 hrs of sleep. On average wolves get through four 90-minute sleep cycles a night and can take 40 minutes to fall asleep
Since it can take a while for you to quiet your mind and fall asleep, consider a sleep supplement
If you struggle with grogginess in the morning, hydrate and get some sunlight first thing to keep your biological clock ticking along smoothly.
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Because getting enough sleep can be tough for nocturnals because their biological rhythm is so at odds with society's timetable
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