HeyDo you prefer to lie down and go to bed early or do you like to stay up late and you can not imagine otherwise? Believe it or not, it is actually more than a simple preference: Our body is connected to a natural inclination for our sleep patterns. So while you may find it impossible to go to bed before midnight, other people just can not function effectively without doing so. Everything ends up in personal chronicles.
What is a Chronotype?
According to SleepFoundation.Org, a chronotype is the body’s natural inclination to sleep and wake up at specific times. But that is not all. Chronotypes also affect our appetites (by when you prefer to drink your coffee), exercise patterns and overall alertness. So while a chronicle can help you better understand your tendencies for an early bird or owl, it can also help you reveal the best times of the day to focus on work, training, and sitting down to a meal. Hell, your timeline can even help you identify the best time to have sex.
Perhaps most fascinating of all is the fact that chronotypes are categorized as animals – namely, bears, wolves, lions and dolphins. These sleeping animals correspond to your Timeline or your unique biological clock. We all have an animal alter ego that describes how we sleep, says Michael J. Breus, PhD, also known as the Sleep Doctor. And no matter who you are, revealing your timeline can reveal a lot about your personality.
Fortunately for us, discovering yours takes just 90 seconds using the Chronotype quiz devised by Dr. Breus (the site says 45, but I’m here to tell you it will take longer). The quiz includes questions about your favorite meal of the day, if you sleep with an alarm clock and your history of insomnia. Once assigned to a Chronotype animal group, the site directs you to a video by Dr. Breus explaining your super-secret identity in sleep. And trust us, you will want to watch it — it may well help you to become your most relaxed, content, and productive self to date.
Are you a bear, a lion, a wolf or a dolphin? Take the timeline quiz to find out the sleeping animal.
What are the 4 Chronotypes and how do you understand yours?
Bear: About 50 percent of the population
Personality: According to Dr. Breus, a bear is an extrovert, a “team player.” Their skills in people are on the spot, so they become great managers.
Diet: Just like Winnie the Pooh – the most accurate animation of all bears – they like to graze for food all day (with preliminary pots of honey and other snacks).
Exercise Trends: They may or may not be bound to sweat, the doctor notes.
Sleep: “The bears like to do their seven to eight hours, but they will snooze a few times in the morning,” explains the doctor.
Famous bears: Stephen King, Ellen Degeneres, Ariana Huffington
Lion: About 15-20 percent of the population
Personality: “They are optimistic about goals and people who succeed,” says Dr. Breus. He adds that they are also leaders with an analytical mind. They often take leadership positions, but do not take risks.
Diet: Lions are careful to watch their delights. Instead, they look for protein, fiber, fruits and vegetables.
Exercise Trends: Your friend who never stops talking about CrossFit or their upcoming super marathon is probably a lion. These individuals love to conquer challenges suitable for predators.
Sleep: They wake up early, rarely get the day.
Famous lions: Maya Angelou, Benjamin Franklin, Kevin Johnson
Wolf: About 15-20 percent of the population
Personality: “People describe wolves as fearless,” explains Dr. Breus. They see the world through an intuitive lens and are very good at being awake when most people are deep in their dreams. Dangerous situations are where they feel most at home, so they often act with impulse. You will find them working in creative fields such as the arts.
Diet: “Although they are never hungry in the morning, they become predators after dark,” says the sleep expert. They like to snack until the early morning hours.
Exercise Trends: Dr. Breus tells the Bright Side that he may want to save the gym sessions for after work. In advance, a short walk can help them wake up to the (frustrating) fact that they have to wake up when the sun is about to make a living.
Sleep: They sleep after a night full of adventures.
Famous wolves: Mark Twain, Barack Obama, Bill Gates
Dolphin: About 10 percent of the population
Personality: Dolphins tend to have type A personalities. They are extremely intelligent perfectionists who can often be anxious and anxious. At work, they are very independent and excel at problem solving.
Diet: “They are usually guys who eat to live with a natural fast metabolism,” explains Dr. Breus.
Exercise Trends: Some stay true to their exercise routines. Some do not feel needed because they have such a high metabolism.
Sleep: Dolphins rarely wake up feeling completely relaxed. When night falls, however, they may suddenly experience an explosion of energy. They also wake up sporadically during REM cycles to worry.
Famous dolphins: William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Richard Branson