Your Sleep Persona - The Bear

The Bear

The Sociable

Bears are diligent and hardworking. They usually need a bit of time in the morning to adjust (I mean, doesn’t everyone?), but once they get into things they can focus and power through the day. Whilst they are most productive in the late morning, they really feel tiredness creep in as the day goes on. Their sociable nature often means they prefer to lift the spirits of their friends and colleagues in the afternoon, winding down their work, and leaving things till the next day.

Your ideal schedule

  • Your best time for problem solving 9am - 1pm
  • Where creative inspiration strikes 4pm - 9pm
  • Ideal time to wind down 9pm - 11pm
  • Ideal time to sleep 11pm onwards

Your Body Clock

We all have a natural master body clock in our brain that triggers our "sleep-wake circadian rhythm". This circadian rhythm is designed to regulate feelings of sleepiness and wakefulness over a 24-hour period. This means feeling sleepy or awake is a biological experience, determined by our genetics!

Every person has a different circadian rhythm and your SLEEP PERSONA has been based on your own unique rhythm of sleepiness and wakefulness. Understanding your SLEEP PERSONA helps you get the most out of your day.

40% Of the population have a very similar sleep persona to you

Your Performance

As a Bear, your master body clock flows according to the sun. This means you are awake as the sun rises and asleep as it sets and becomes dark.

Bears are the crux of our society. They are diligent and hardworking. And with plenty of them around, our day to day schedules (the classic "9-5") has been built with bears in mind. Mid morning to early afternoon (9am to 1pm) is when bears have their greatest focus and energy. ANALYTICAL tasks that require logical and critical thinking, and need a lot of attention to detail, focus and very few distractions, are best completed during this time.

After an intense period of focus, a good time to take a short break will be between 2pm – 3pm. This helps a bear's brain re-organise itself for the rest of the day

During the afternoon period from 4pm to 9pm a bear's energy levels may be lower (compared to the morning) and they might find it hard to remain vigilant. This time is great for CREATIVE tasks. Tasks which require innovative, out of the box thinking to generate new ideas, and in turn require less attention to detail should be conquered. But beware, Bears are known to be very sociable and it's quite common to find them distracted in the afternoon as they lean on their friends and colleagues to provide them with support. If this sounds like you, it’s best to schedule in social time as a way to break up the afternoon session.

Your Wind Down & Sleep

Bears are naturally good sleepers with little in the way of sleep problems. But many have a busy and active lifestyle and because of that sacrificing on sleep can come naturally.

Bears NEED a full 8 hours of sleep. So it's good sleep hygiene for bears to schedule their time to sleep each day; with 11pm being ideal time.

For a good night’s rest a wind down routine for a bear is necessary. Take at least 45-60 mins before your bedtime to do something that relaxes you. This could be taking a warm bath or listening to a guided meditation in bed. Experiment and find something that works for you, but once you have, stick to it regularly.