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.
, 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
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and Personality Factors Of Predisposition To Seasonal Affective Disorder".
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.
Some of the individual differences that may affect the effectiveness of sleep hygiene knowledge and practices are circadian typology differences (referred as chronotype
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