November 22, 2021

Podcast Episode #28- Sleep Chronotypes

Episode 28: Show Notes

Are you an early bird or a night owl? You’ve probably heard of circadian rhythms and the importance of getting enough sleep, but how much do you know about your sleep chronotype? Believe it or not, not all sleep schedules are created equal! In today’s episode, Megan and Kelly discuss the four different sleep chronotypes; the bear, the wolf, the lion, and the dolphin, and which of the chronotypes we relate to personally. We also dive into how they can impact your day-to-day life and how understanding your chronotype can help you figure out which sleep and work schedules work best for you and your body. Tune in today to learn more about embracing your inner ‘snooze animal’!

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Here’s The Low Down On Sleep Chronotypes And How To Embrace Your Inner Snooze Animal

Key Points From This Episode:

  • What sleep chronotypes are and how they impact your day-to-day life.

  • The four different sleep chronotypes, starting with the bear and its related traits.

  • What works best for bears when it comes to their sleep and work schedules.

  • Find out how both Kelly and Megan relate to the bear chronotype.

  • How the recent time change has impacted our circadian rhythms.

  • Learn more about the wolf chronotype, which most closely resembles a ‘night owl’.

  • The ideal sleep and work schedules for wolves and some of their common traits.

  • We discuss how we are both most productive and alert in the mornings.

  • Discover the lion chronotype, which is energetic in the morning and crashes by bedtime.

  • Why Megan and Kelly relate to the lion; we’re both such stereotypical ‘early birds’!

  • Kelly shares the ideal sleep, work, and exercise schedule for lions.

  • Lastly, we cover the dolphin chronotype, which tends to correspond with insomnia.

  • Why office managers and team leaders might consider adjusting meeting schedules.

  • A dolphin’s typical sleep and work schedule, as well as their common traits.

  • How you can adjust your schedules to your benefit based on your chronotype.


“[Your sleep chronotype] can affect a lot of different things, like what time you should go to bed at night, the best time for you to wake up, the most productive time of your day. It also, surprisingly, can affect your appetite, your mood, [and] your body temperature.” — Kelly Castillo [0:02:36]

“You know when you’re [at your] best and most productive, and if you feel like you don’t know, this is the best way to find out.” — Megan Block [0:15:07]

“If you manage a team of people who are different types of people, different chronotypes, you might consider, since the 10:00 to 12:00 range tends to be a productive time for almost every chronotype, you might want to adjust your meeting schedule.” — Kelly Castillo [0:30:59]

“Some people fight [their chronotype] for whatever reason, shape, or form. Learn to not fight it and adjust accordingly and watch your mental health get better.” — Megan Block [0:38:19]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

‘Here’s The Low Down On Sleep Chronotypes And How To Embrace Your Inner Snooze Animal’

Automated Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (AutoMEQ)

Munich ChronoType Questionnaire (MCTQ)

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