If you have never heard this term before, you should have! The term chronotype refers to a way that Chronobiologist, those who study the rhythms of sleep in living things, categorize sleepers. There are two groups of chronotype, larks and owls.
Larks --> If you consider yourself a morning person, then you are a lark. If you are the type of person who maintains the habit of falling asleep early and waking up early then you are a lark. If you typically fall asleep around 11:30p.m., you are a lark.
Owls --> If you look at yourself as a night person, then you are an owl. If you know that you are more alert in the evening than you are in the morning, then you are an owl. If you find yourself late at night wondering why you are not sleepy, you are an owl.
There is nothing that you can to do alter your chronotype, because this is determined genetically. You are born with your sleeping habits. You may come from a family of people who are up until the wee hours of the morning every night, or you may be part of a family who has all of the lights turned out at 10:00 pm. There is no point in trying to combat your type because it cannot be changed. Embrace your chronotype, whether you are a lark or an owl! Embrace the lifestyle you have inherited!
In this picture, can you guess which is a lark and which is an owl?
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