Who doesn’t want a better night of sleep?
I recently heard a wonderful interview with Dr. Michael Breus about sleep – in order to get better sleep, you need to know if it is your drivers/initiators of sleep (something called “adenosine” that is built up in your system to cause you to feel sleepy which then gets dissipated after you have slept) or if it is your circadian rhythm/biological clock that is giving you problems. He also advocates natural methods rather than necessarily a pill to fix the problem. Also despite conventional advocate of 8 hours a sleep and a bedtime by 10am, actually everyone needs different amount of sleep and has a different “right” time to go to bed.
As he is launching his new book, the Power of When, in September, he is sharing a quiz to identify what chronotype each person falls into. His book will go into details the best time to do anything – the time and how much for sleep as well – for each chronotype. Sounds interesting, and the quiz is fun to do.
It turns out I am a Bear.
Let me know what type you are!