My Favorite Tips for Better Sleep [Dolphin Chronotype]

People with the Dolphin chronotype tend to experience fragmented sleep patterns, and they are usually the group with a higher probability to suffer from insomnia. But, the good news is that adding structure to your day can really help manage some of these sleep issues. Not only can it lead to better sleep, but an overall sense of better wellbeing, too.

Recently, Dr. Breus had the opportunity to chat with a viewer named Megan about how she discovered she was a dolphin, and some of the daily structure she has put in place to set herself up for success.

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0:00 Understanding the Dolphin Chronotype
0:58 Learning Megan's Story
1:45 Why it's Important to Manage Anxiety
2:31 Adding Structure to Your Day Is Critical
3:44 When the Structure Breaks Down…What Should You Do?
5:43 Can Your Chronotype Change?

😴 Michael Breus, Ph.D., is a double board-certified clinical psychologist and sleep expert. He's been in practice since 1999 and helped thousands of patients improve their sleep. Dr. Breus has written five books on sleep and conducted over 1,000 interviews to the press and public.

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  1. So interesting! I was definitely a Dolphin like Megan until my mid 60s. Now I am a lion. 😊

  2. As a Dolphin, it’s reassuring to know that it’s genetically programmed…and not something I’m doing wrong. Structure works some days better than others. I was also diagnosed with REM sleep disorder/restless leg syndrome. Is this correlated with being a dolphin?🐬

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