The chronotype is not learned, but follows a genetic predisposition. As a result, we cannot choose whether we are early or late types. I am therefore often asked whether the chronotype can be changed over the course of life or by certain external factors. My answer is: Yes and no! The basic chronotype does not change. Anyone who is anRead More →

An American study with US veterans shows that sleep disorders are more common among recovered Covid patients than among veterans who did not contract Covid-19 by the end of the study . The study seems to support the assumption that an infection with Sars-CoV-2 can also affect the psyche in the long term. Many of those recovered would still sufferRead More →

Optimal sleep duration is a favorite topic of science. Scientists from the Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, have recently tried to find out in a study. Data from almost 500,000 adults between the ages of 38 and 73 collected in the British database “UK Biobank” were examined. The result was a number thatRead More →

Bear, wolf, dolphin, tiger, gorilla, lion – a completely different chronotype-definition comes from America, that we address here at least once and with the classic chronotypes owl, dove and lark. Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a member of both the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. According to his websiteRead More →

Very few people will have come across the term DLMO so far. In addition to scientists, it will be known mainly to those who have been chronotyped in our projects. Whoever orders the blood test for chronotyping receives a time point as a result, i.e. the DLMO. But what exactly is the DLMO? We give you an answer.   DLMORead More →

ATTENTION: THIS ALARM CLOCK CAN CAUSE DEMENTIA! Should it be on the packaging of all alarm clocks in the future to avoid dementia? Over 75% of German employees wake up with the alarm clock during working days[1]YouGov 24.05.2016. This means that over 75% of Germans do not finish sleeping on weekdays, so sleep cannot fully perform its most important functionRead More →