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Get Better Sleep by Discovering Your Chronotype
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This Week’s Guest: Dr. Michael Breus is a PhD in Clinical Psychology and board certified in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Sleep Disorders. He has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show over thirty times and Dr. Oz wrote the foreword for his new book, The Power of When. Dr. Breus has had many national media appearances, including interviews on CNN, Oprah, The View, Anderson Cooper, Rachel Ray, The Doctors, and The Today Show. In this conversation, you will hear Dr. Breus talk about the idea of chronotypes. Through his assessment tool, The Power of When Quiz, you are able to learn which category you fall into:lions, bears, wolves or dolphins. Most self-help books tell you what to do or how to do it. They don’t tell you when to do it, like The Power of When does. After determining your chronotype, you will have a better idea of what your body’s schedule is and how your hormones function throughout the day. Dr. Breus shares how you can determine what your personal sleep need is and what to avoid to ensure that your sleep is high quality. Connect with Dr. Michael Breus! TheSleepDoctor.com @TheSleepDoctor on Twitter The Sleep Doctor, Michael Breus, PhD on Facebook You’ll Learn [2:37] - Dr. Breus talks about chronotypes and why he developed an assessment tool to classify people into four categories. [7:03] - Your chronotype category indicates how your hormones will function throughout the day. [9:22] - Dr. Breus talks about the how chronotypes can and can’t change. [11:41] - The challenges of being in a relationship with a different chronotype, in regards to schedule. [15:36] - Dr. Breus talks about the PER3 Gene and how it impacts your sleep drive. [16:36] - Dr. Breus explains sleep drive and circadian rhythm. [18:50] - The 8-hour sleep need is a myth and how to determine your personal sleep need. [21:39] - Dr. Breus breaks down the sleep cycles. [23:44] - Why our circadian rhythm causes us to hate Monday mornings. [25:48] - Dr. Breus talks about sleep monitoring. [29:19] - The scie