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292. What is your CHRONOTYPE as an Athlete | Sylvie D'Aoust
November 19, 2022
Sleep, sleep, sleep how I could talk about you forever. Did you know that there are FOUR Chronotypes (sleep types). Find out what your chronotype is and how you can make it work for you.
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Podcast episode based on the research done by
Michael J. Breus, Ph.D. SLEEP DOCTOR
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Susan Syl – Raw and Real Podcast
What is a “Chronotype”?

Every person has a master biological clock ticking away inside of their brain, and dozens of smaller biological clocks throughout his or her body.

But, unlike a normal clock, not every person’s biological clock keeps the same time or even at the same pace. If you’ve ever heard someone say, “I’m not a morning person”, well there’s a reason for that. Some people are meant to be more productive in the morning than at night, and vice versa.

Believe it or not – your body has been programmed to function much better at certain times of the day than others. Based on general morningness and eveningness preferences, different people fall into different classifications, called “Chronotypes”.

Each Chronotype will reveal exactly what you need to do to work with your body, not against it.

To better understand your biological programming and discover which Chronotype best fits you, click Start Quiz below and answer each of the questions to the best of your ability. Each question has been carefully crafted to place you in the right Chronotype category so, for the most accurate results, please be answer each question as honestly as you possibly can.

Lion Chronotype
“Early to bed, early to rise” is a good way to summarize this chronotype. People with the Lion chronotype tend to wake up early in the morning, and are most productive in the hours before noon. Lions are at their best when they can immediately get started with their day’s to-do list and get things done sooner rather than later.

Bear Chronotype
This is the most common chronotype— about 55 percent of people have the Bear chronotype. People with this intermediate chronotype are generally most productive before noon, and begin feeling declines in energy in the late afternoon, and begin winding down for sleep in the early evening.

Wolf Chronotype
Odds are, we know someone who is not a morning person. These people almost certainly have the Wolf chronotype.

People with the Wolf chronotype are most energetic waking up later in the day. They are most productive between noon and 4PM, and also get boosts of energy during the evening.

Dolphin Chronotype
Of all the chronotypes, Dolphin is the hardest to create a set schedule around, since people with this chronotype tend to have trouble finding a sleep schedule that works for them. People with the Dolphin chronotype tend to be very intelligent, but also high-strung, sensitive sleepers who are often easily disturbed by noise or light. A Dolphin’s fragmented sleep patterns often overlap with symptoms of insomnia, which may or may not be indicative of the disorder itself.    get things done between 10AM and 2PM

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