circadian rhythm

Are you a Bear, Lion, Dolphin or Wolf?

Bear, Lion, Dolphin and Wolf are "Sleep Animals" used to explain the 4 main Chronotypes. Identifying your chronotype may help you organize the rest of your daily activities in ways that they work better for you - or understand why the structure of your day does not work for you. Notice how for example some people will do better with morning exercise, some will do better with evening exercise. Chronotypes are a component of circadian rhythm described in your Lifestyle Individual Program Plan.

You can take this quiz to learn which chronotype you are!

Chronotype refers to the behavioral manifestation of underlying circadian rhythms of myriad physical processes. A person's chronotype is the propensity for the individual to sleep at a particular time during a 24-hour period. Sleep is one aspect of daily circadian rhythm.

Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in an our environment. A "master clock" in the brain coordinates all the body clocks so that they are in synch.