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How to adjust to Your Sleep Chronotype
Your sleep chronotype refers to the time of day that you go to bed and wake up. Everyone has a circadian rhythm, which is basically how our biological clock works. This clock is set in part by when you are naturally inclined to sleep. Knowing your sleep chronotype can help you optimize your day and improve your sleep health.
How do sleep chronotypes work?
Chronotypes are genetically based with a link to your PER3 gene (the PER3 is a gene used by cells for new cell division), your circadian rhythm and your internal body clock. People who tend to wake early (early birds) have longer PER3 genes which also correlates to needing more sleep than people who go to bed later (night owls) who have shorter PER3 genes and need less sleep.
What sleep chronotypes are there?
Morning and evening types, or early birds and night owls are the most known chronotypes but there are actually four main types which Dr. Michael Breus has labelled...
Here are the Best Natural Sleep Remedies for a Good Night’s Rest
Sleep is as important to your health as diet and exercise, and lack of sleep can have serious effects on your wellbeing. Luckily, there are plenty of natural sleep aids against insomnia. We have compiled a list of natural sleep remedies that can help you fall asleep quickly and stay asleep all night long.
Blue Light – How does it affect Our Sleep?
It would be fair to say that a certain mass hysteria has developed around blue light. As of January 2022, there were more than 58K monthly web searches for the term in the US alone. While many of the concerns about blue light are hardly merited, it can have an impact on human health. Here we give you the ups and downs of blue light.
Caffeine and Sleep: 3 FAQ’s
Adenosine is a naturally occurring chemical in our bodies that works to promote sleep. When you feel tired, high levels of adenosine are circulating through your body. Once asleep, adenosine levels begin to drop.
Caffeine can make you feel less drowsy by competing with adenosine for receptors in your brain. However, caffeine can’t lower adenosine. It can also have an obstructive effect on your sleep. This is good to keep in mind as we look at three frequently asked questions about coffee and sleep.