Chronotype: Dolphin

Dolphin Chronotype

Did you know that dolphins sleep with half their brain at a time to maintain
awareness and stay alert to potential predators? Similarly, this chronotype
displays anxious sleeping behaviors causing ongoing tiredness, just like
their nocturnal counterpart in the wild.
Dolphins often have difficulty falling asleep and seldom get a whole night of
rest. Rather than choosing to sleep, dolphins typically wait for their body to
demand rest. Due to these irregular sleeping patterns, midnight to 6 a.m. is
the most suitable window for Dolphins to sleep.
Only about 10% of the population identifies with the Dolphin chronotype.
They can seem aloof and disinterested in social settings and often
contemplate the day’s events while in bed.
The ideal schedule for the Dolphin is as follows:

  • 6:30–7:30 a.m.: Awaken
  • 8–10 a.m.: Start with simple tasks
  • 10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Engage in more complex tasks
  • 12–4 p.m.: Finish less challenging items
  • 4–10 p.m.: Unwind and relax
  • 10–11:30 p.m.: Start your sleep routine
  • 12–6:30 a.m.: Sleep