Better Sleep Month Part 1 – You’re an Animal, Says Your Biological Chronotype – #589
By: Dave Asprey
Sleep—who’s getting some? Not all of you, it seems, since sleep is one of the most asked about topics. Quality and quantity matter and you want real answers.
We’ve created a multimedia sleep series for you as part of Better Sleep Month. Each Tuesday in May, you’ll find compelling interviews from Bulletproof Radio, cool articles from our blog, and a batch of lively videos. we’re bringing you the best Bulletproof tips and tools we have so you can start sleeping better. Listen, read or view—whatever helps you get your own piece of the night.
This is part 1 of a four-part Better Sleep Month series on Bulletproof Radio. On this reworked and upgraded episode, we revisit Dr. Michael Breus’ sleep animals. Find out if you’re a lion, a bear, a dolphin or a wolf. When you know, you can optimize your sleep cycle in ways specific to your own biological chronotype.
Enjoy the show—and check back next Tuesday for part 2 of our Better Sleep Month series.
On the Bulletproof Blog
- Being a Morning Person Isn’t the Key to Productivity.
- How to Find Your Best Sleep Cycle: Polyphasic, Biphasic, and Monophasic Sleep.
- Night Owl Behavior Leads to Higher Risk of Dying Sooner, Says Study.
On Bulletproof YouTube
- 5 Ways to Sleep Better That Don’t Involve Pills.
- Bulletproof Sleep Road Map – The Essential Guide To Hacking Your Sleep.
Bulletproof Sleep Essentials
- How to Sleep Better: Science-Backed Sleep Hacks to Wake Up Ready to Go.
- Losing Sleep Wrecks Your Gut. Here’s What You Can Do About It.
- Bulletproof Sleep Solutions.
- Bulletproof 30-Day Sleep Challenge (Here you’ll find the Bulletproof Sleep Roadmap, sleep log, and a printable sleep checklist.)
- “Learn the perfect hormonal time to sleep, eat, and have sex” TEDx Manhattan Beach featuring Dr. Michael Breus
Follow Along with the Transcript
- Dr. Breus talks about why he wrote the Power of When 00:03:20
- What a Chronotype is 00:04:35
- The distribution of the average circadian rhythm 00:05:25
- Can you change your chronotype? 00:07:10
- Dave has switched to entirely red lighting at night 00:09:50
- What Dave does when he is writing at night 00:11:45
- Are people who work at night “bad people?” 00:12:40
- A walkthrough of the chronotype categories 00:13:20
- Does milk actually make you sleep better? 00:21:05
- 8 hours of sleep is a myth 00:22:20
- How does Biphasic sleep work? 00:24:20
- If you didn’t have to sleep would you still need to? 00:25:20
- The drawbacks of being a polyphasic sleeper 00:27:00
- Does TDCS or Binaural Beats work for sleep? 00:28:40
- The glymphatic system 00:31:30
- Does environmental mold harm your sleep and give you bad dreams? 00:34:45
- 90% of sleep doctors only focus on sleep apnea 00:38:25
- The effects of LED lights – light is medicine 00:39:35
- Why wolves shouldn’t have coffee until 11:00 am 00:43:00
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