Know your chronotype
Most of us classify ourselves as early birds or night owls. But according to renowned sleep doctor Michael Breus, PhD, people fall into four sleep styles known as chronotypes. You can be a bear, lion, dolphin, or wolf. Understanding your chronotype can help you optimize your sleep schedule, improving your overall health and quality of life. Find out what you are by taking the chronotype quiz here.
Set an alarm at night, too
“We all have good intentions about going to bed at the right time,” says Dr. Breus, “but then we’re folding laundry, packing lunches, and binge-watching Netflix until late.” In order to keep your sleep schedule consistent and sleep better, set an alarm to go to bed just like you’d set one to get out of bed. These are 13 more secrets sleep doctors want you to know.