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Learning your chronotype can help you improve your health, happiness, and productivity.

A sleep doctor says knowing whether you’re a ‘lion,’ ‘dolphin,’ ‘wolf,’ or ‘bear’ can drasticall...

The sleep doctor Michael Breus says there are four chronotypes, each with an ideal daily routine. Learn yours to boost your productivity.
She was asleep at the wheel.

Anyone who needs an alarm clock to wake up for work is ‘out of sync’ with their body, and some companies are realizing it’s a major ...

At more companies around the world, you can create your own schedule based on your "chronotype," or when you're biologically predisposed to work best.

People who sleep for longer than 8 hours could have a greater risk of dying early — but that doesn’t mean you should never sleep in

A new study has shown too much sleep might increase your risk of heart disease and early death. But it doesn't mention circadian rhythms, which are closely intertwined with our sleep cycles. To make the most of your sleep, the advice remains the same: consistency is key.

Women who wake up early may be less likely to develop depression, according to a new study — but the advice for optimum sleep remains unchanged

A new study suggests that nurses who are early risers have a decreased chance of developing depression, but recommendations from sleep scientists about sticking to a regular schedule remain more or less the same.

It turns out sleeping in at the weekend could counteract the harm caused by lack of sleep during the week

Sleep scientists have long insisted that getting a consistent amount of sleep a night is the best practice. However, a growing body of research suggests we can make up for a lack of sleep during the week at the weekend.

Disrupting your body clock could increase your risk of mood disorders like depression — here’s why

Our internal clocks determine nearly every biological process in our bodies, from sleeping, to eating, to our blood pressure. If it is disrupted, it can cause a whole lot of problems.

How to feel less awful and get your body to adapt to Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time is the worst. Rough mornings, car crashes, and heart attacks are likely. But here's what you can do to adapt as quickly as possible.

Night owls have a higher risk of dying than morning people, according to a study of nearly half a million people

Being a night owl comes with a range of health risks, including heart disease, obesity and smoking, psychiatric disorders, and a 10% increased risk for death.

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here’s why that’s such a big deal

Three researchers were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm."

Most scientists say you shouldn’t hit the snooze button — here’s how to snooze the right way

In an ideal world, we'd sleep according to our natural chronotype, which would let us go to sleep and wake at the time that best fit our own personal needs.