Morning type (Morningness)
What is your chronotype?
Simplified, your chronotype refers to individual differences in sleep timing and in preferences for a given time of day.
Our bodies go through a 24-hour cycle of functions called our circadian rhythm. Some people (morning types) have the phase of their cycle shifted earlier in the day, while others have their phase shifted later in the day (evening types). While this cycle is influenced by social and environmental factors like light-exposure before bed, your work schedule and lifestyle, the physiological cycles themselves are built into your body.
Understanding your specific chronotype can help you adjust not just your sleep behavior, but also your expectations in achieving a healthy sleep routine.
Morning type spectrum
Most people lie on a spectrum that is broadly categorized into two main types: morning types and evening types. Morning types tend to get up early and go to bed early, with their main sleep goal being to maintain a more consistent sleep schedule and avoid irregular routines.
If you're a morning type
Many people who are morning types tend to self-report a strong association with morningness. Being a morning type doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a “morning person” who enjoys mornings. It means your body is just dispositioned to wake up early, and sleep in earlier.
They wake up early, have a schedule, and make sure to get to bed early as well. Morning types have a longer sleep duration on average than evening types. They also tend to go to sleep faster (sleep latency).
- Morning types get more sleep on average
- Morning types report having better sleep quality than other types
- Morning types tend to peak in performance earlier in the day compared to evening types
- Morning types were found to maintain better cognition in older ages compared to evening types.
- Morning types experiences a sharper peak in cortisol when woken up in the morning
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One thing you can do is switch away from loud alarms. Being jolted awake spikes your cortisol and blood pressure to wake you up. From deep stages of sleep, you can wake up feeling disoriented and foggy. This is known as sleep inertia.
How VibeRise works for morning types
VibeRise wakes you up gently, and this protects your sleep quality. You feel more well-rested and motivated to get up and start your day.
It also tracks your sleep patterns in detail so you can see your behavior and sleep in the long-term. This gives you the best insights to make actionable improvements and catch bad habits before they even start.
With VibeRise you can establish a consistent bed schedule that works for you & your personal health and needs.