Chronotypes: Your natural propensity to be an early riser or night owl | Matthew Walker

Parent Episode: Dr. Matthew Walker on Sleep for Enhancing Learning, Creativity, Immunity, and Glymphatic System

A person's chronotype, their innate tendency to sleep at a particular time during a 24-hour period, is based strongly on genetically determined circadian rhythms. Disruption of a person’s chronotypic schedule can influence mood, productivity, and disease risk because it may interfere with the duration of their REM sleep, which is essential for emotional well-being. In this clip, Dr. Matthew Walker describes the different chronotypes and the risks associated with adopting a sleep pattern that is contrary to our natural type.

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