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 →

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 →