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chronotype

(krōn-ō-tīp'),
A person's preference for daytime vs. nighttime activities.
[chrono- + type]
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chronotype

(krŏn′ə-tīp′, krō′nə-)
n.
The circadian rhythm of a given organism that determines if alertness and productivity are greater in the hours of early morning or later in the day.
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The multivariate analysis that included age, marital status, residential status, smoking, alcohol status, and the number of night shifts during the previous month revealed an association with the chronotype but not with the night shift work.
Morningness/eveningness chronotype, poor sleep quality, and daytime sleepiness in relation to common mental disorders among Peruvian college students.
Emerging science reveals that each of us has an optimal time to fall asleep and wake up, a personalised biological rhythm known as a "chronotype" Image Credit: NYT
In adulthood, being an evening chronotype [sleep preference] is associated with greater risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and this may be potentially due to the poorer eating behaviour and diet of people with evening chronotype.
The human body runs on a 24-hour cycle which is regulated by our internal clock, known as a circadian rhythm, or chronotype. This internal clock regulates many physical functions, such as telling you when to eat, sleep and wake.
"In teenagers, we also find that evening chronotype is related to more erratic eating behaviour and poorer diet.
"The Epic Chronotype from Ariosto to Spenser." Annali d'Italianistica 12 (1994): 115-141.
The researchers suggested that there may be chronotype impact on depression risk.
The success secrets early risers already know - While about 50% of your chronotype is due to genetics, it's not impossible to change your attitude towards the sunrise.
Find it at tinyurl.com/yc9kdos9 8 WORK WITH YOUR BODY-CLOCK EVERYONE has a 'chronotype'.