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Узнайте, какой у вас хронотип — и принимайте правильные решения о том, когда что делать. «Что» и «как» — прекрасные и нужные вопросы. Однако есть еще один решающий вопрос, которым необходимо задаться, чтобы быстро, заметно и надолго повысить качество жизни во всех аспектах. Этот вопрос — «когда». «Когда» — идеальный лайфхак. Зная «когда», вы сможете извлечь из «что» и «как» ма Узнайте, какой у вас хронотип — и принимайте правильные решения о том, когда что делать. «Что» и «как» — прекрасные и нужные вопросы. Однако есть еще один решающий вопрос, которым необходимо задаться, чтобы быстро, заметно и надолго повысить качество жизни во всех аспектах. Этот вопрос — «когда». «Когда» — идеальный лайфхак. Зная «когда», вы сможете извлечь из «что» и «как» максимальный результат. Даже если не менять, «что» вы делаете и «как», и лишь немного изменить «когда», вы станете здоровее, счастливее и продуктивнее, начиная с... этого самого момента. Понимание «когда» и в самом деле очень просто и практически применимо. Слегка переиграв свое расписание — например, когда выпить первую чашку кофе, ответить на письма или вздремнуть — вы приведете его в согласие со своим биологическим ритмом, и все сразу начнет казаться проще и естественнее. Идеальное время для любых действий на самом деле существует. Подходящий момент не выбирают, не предполагают и не определяют. Он уже заложен внутри вас, в ваших генах, начиная от момента, когда вы просыпаетесь, и каждую секунду вплоть до засыпания. Встроенные в мозг внутренние часы тикают и показывают идеальное время с тех пор, как вам исполнилось три месяца от роду. После прочтения книги доктора Бреуса вы будете знать, каков ваш идеальный момент для разных действий — от бодрящей чашки кофе и пробежки или йоги до секса и сочинения музыки или романа.


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Узнайте, какой у вас хронотип — и принимайте правильные решения о том, когда что делать. «Что» и «как» — прекрасные и нужные вопросы. Однако есть еще один решающий вопрос, которым необходимо задаться, чтобы быстро, заметно и надолго повысить качество жизни во всех аспектах. Этот вопрос — «когда». «Когда» — идеальный лайфхак. Зная «когда», вы сможете извлечь из «что» и «как» ма Узнайте, какой у вас хронотип — и принимайте правильные решения о том, когда что делать. «Что» и «как» — прекрасные и нужные вопросы. Однако есть еще один решающий вопрос, которым необходимо задаться, чтобы быстро, заметно и надолго повысить качество жизни во всех аспектах. Этот вопрос — «когда». «Когда» — идеальный лайфхак. Зная «когда», вы сможете извлечь из «что» и «как» максимальный результат. Даже если не менять, «что» вы делаете и «как», и лишь немного изменить «когда», вы станете здоровее, счастливее и продуктивнее, начиная с... этого самого момента. Понимание «когда» и в самом деле очень просто и практически применимо. Слегка переиграв свое расписание — например, когда выпить первую чашку кофе, ответить на письма или вздремнуть — вы приведете его в согласие со своим биологическим ритмом, и все сразу начнет казаться проще и естественнее. Идеальное время для любых действий на самом деле существует. Подходящий момент не выбирают, не предполагают и не определяют. Он уже заложен внутри вас, в ваших генах, начиная от момента, когда вы просыпаетесь, и каждую секунду вплоть до засыпания. Встроенные в мозг внутренние часы тикают и показывают идеальное время с тех пор, как вам исполнилось три месяца от роду. После прочтения книги доктора Бреуса вы будете знать, каков ваш идеальный момент для разных действий — от бодрящей чашки кофе и пробежки или йоги до секса и сочинения музыки или романа.

30 review for The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype--and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More

  1. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie *Eff your feelings*

    Let me break this down for you... If you are a lion, do everything early in the day. If you are a bear, do everything in the middle of the day. If you are a wolf, do everything in the evening or at night. If you are a dolphin (insomniac), forget it you’re effed. There. You don’t have to read the book. Aside from the scientific part of this book, that basically your internal clock is set by genetics and is something you really can’t change, the rest is ridiculous! I’d have to make a complicated flow Let me break this down for you... If you are a lion, do everything early in the day. If you are a bear, do everything in the middle of the day. If you are a wolf, do everything in the evening or at night. If you are a dolphin (insomniac), forget it you’re effed. There. You don’t have to read the book. Aside from the scientific part of this book, that basically your internal clock is set by genetics and is something you really can’t change, the rest is ridiculous! I’d have to make a complicated flow chart on when I would do every little thing. Also, I would have to know what animal the people I’m dealing with are. I’m a wolf... night person goddamn it. If I didn’t have a clock to guide me I would likely go to bed at 4:00 am and get up at noon. I bet you rolled your eyes reading that and thinking I’m some sort of lazy person, but I get more done after 9:00 pm then those lions or bears do.... sleeping in their beds and all. The world is set up for the morning folk though and that really sucks sometimes. Seriously, if I have to be anywhere before 10 am it’s a hardship. I may physically be there, but my brain will not be functional. Most people have figured this out themselves and really don’t need to read this book.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jaclyn Day

    If you can set aside the fact that a complete hack wrote the foreward (too strong?), The Power of When is pretty fascinating. There are so many biohacking books and podcasts now that it's difficult to separate the actionable data from trendy talking points, but--for me at least--Breus' chronotype test and subsequent advice make a lot of sense. The advice for sleeping, exercise, and eating seems spot on for what I've (unintentionally) found works best for me. The content can get repetitive, and I If you can set aside the fact that a complete hack wrote the foreward (too strong?), The Power of When is pretty fascinating. There are so many biohacking books and podcasts now that it's difficult to separate the actionable data from trendy talking points, but--for me at least--Breus' chronotype test and subsequent advice make a lot of sense. The advice for sleeping, exercise, and eating seems spot on for what I've (unintentionally) found works best for me. The content can get repetitive, and I'm not convinced this wouldn't have been better delivered in a comprehensive, longform blog post, but we all need a paycheck, right?

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mike Vardy

    I dove into this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. The author presented his findings and expertise in a way that was engaging and accessible. I like how it was arranged so that you didn't have to read the book from cover to cover. Essentially you can read the first part of the book and then cherry pick the middle section to determine what you'd really like to work on. I really enjoyed that. This area of research is fascinating to me so I'm probably a bit biased in my review, but I felt that the ove I dove into this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. The author presented his findings and expertise in a way that was engaging and accessible. I like how it was arranged so that you didn't have to read the book from cover to cover. Essentially you can read the first part of the book and then cherry pick the middle section to determine what you'd really like to work on. I really enjoyed that. This area of research is fascinating to me so I'm probably a bit biased in my review, but I felt that the overall structure and cadence of the book was great. If you are looking to feel good about how your body clock is wired and want practical and tactical ways to adhere to what your body is telling you in terms of sleep, food intake, exercise, and someone, then give this book a read before you read any other sleep book. This book will definitely get you thinking positively about making changes and embracing your body clock so that the changes you make are sensible and best suited for you and your lifestyle. A book that is long overdue and I'm glad that I read it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Shantell Danielle

    This book gave a lot of good tips for overall wellness. But I think, similar to horoscopes, a lot of the characteristics of the different chronotypes could have applied to many people. I could see a little of myself in all of the types, but all of myself in none of the types. Then it went on forever about when to do every little thing. By the end, I just felt like he was rambling. I prefer to just listen to my body & let that be my guide. This book makes life a little too complicated in my opini This book gave a lot of good tips for overall wellness. But I think, similar to horoscopes, a lot of the characteristics of the different chronotypes could have applied to many people. I could see a little of myself in all of the types, but all of myself in none of the types. Then it went on forever about when to do every little thing. By the end, I just felt like he was rambling. I prefer to just listen to my body & let that be my guide. This book makes life a little too complicated in my opinion. The information on when and what to eat was helpful. But, I think most people know they should stop watching tv & power down phones a hour before bedtime, whether or not they choose to practice it. So, most of this was common sense information that we do naturally anyway. I did, however, appreciate how the book was written so that you only had to read the parts that applied to you personally, which made this a quick read. And thank goodness for that because I'm not sure I would have gotten through it otherwise.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Scott Daniel

    I tend not to trust absolutist typecasting of personalities, so I'm skeptical of this highly market-driven neat categorization of people into Dolphins, Lions, Bears and Wolves for sleep cycle purposes. That being said, I think there is sufficient sound information here to provide a schedule template for atypical sleepers like myself to work with. Recommend it, but there isn't anything life-changing or earth-shattering in here. I tend not to trust absolutist typecasting of personalities, so I'm skeptical of this highly market-driven neat categorization of people into Dolphins, Lions, Bears and Wolves for sleep cycle purposes. That being said, I think there is sufficient sound information here to provide a schedule template for atypical sleepers like myself to work with. Recommend it, but there isn't anything life-changing or earth-shattering in here.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tim

    I listened to the audio book after hearing the author, Michael Breus, interviewed on a friend's podcast. It was a very interesting read and I've already put some of author's recommendations into practice with positive results. I've done some in-depth study of some of the subjects that are covered in this book and found it interesting to hear another perspective. While I think the book is totally worth a read or listen, I do have a couple of criticisms. I find that the author is a bit too quick to I listened to the audio book after hearing the author, Michael Breus, interviewed on a friend's podcast. It was a very interesting read and I've already put some of author's recommendations into practice with positive results. I've done some in-depth study of some of the subjects that are covered in this book and found it interesting to hear another perspective. While I think the book is totally worth a read or listen, I do have a couple of criticisms. I find that the author is a bit too quick to guarantee results in some cases — along the lines of do this for a week an you'll feel much better. While this may be true for most people, I imagine there are edge cases where the outcome might not be quite so positive (e.g. for people suffering from illnesses). I like that the book quotes studies from all over the world. It helps reinforce that much of what he shares is genetic rather than cultural. Though, some of the studies he mentioned involve a small group of participants and I question the universality of their findings. Overall, I'm grateful for what I learned in this book and think that this is a subject that deserves plenty of attention. The impact of the relatively simple lifestyles changes has the potential to be transformational.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sotiris Makrygiannis

    The theory is solid but this book style of popularizing the subject is not of my taste. Especially the chapters on when is the best time to masturbate got me a bit surprised. Do I have taboos? maybe but on the other hand (irony here) what is life if everything has specific time? I needed more info about the biorhythm cycles, a bit more science than just timetables of what to do when.

  8. 4 out of 5

    James

    Batshit pseudo-science, nicely formatted. The timing for a lot of things seems to indicate that the author has never worked. For those of us who do, 90% of the batshit advice is impossible to follow.

  9. 4 out of 5

    April

    I won this book from GoodReads First Reads. Take the free quiz online (www.thepowerofwhen.com) to find out your Chronotype! I pegged myself as a Bear and Pat as a Lion before taking the quiz, and we both certainly were. I found the science presented in the book fascinating and very easy to understand. I have made some tweaks to my day based on recommendations in this book. I find that I do sleep better if I turn off the tv/electronics an hour before bed and take a hot shower and read a book at n I won this book from GoodReads First Reads. Take the free quiz online (www.thepowerofwhen.com) to find out your Chronotype! I pegged myself as a Bear and Pat as a Lion before taking the quiz, and we both certainly were. I found the science presented in the book fascinating and very easy to understand. I have made some tweaks to my day based on recommendations in this book. I find that I do sleep better if I turn off the tv/electronics an hour before bed and take a hot shower and read a book at night instead. Small changes can have an impact.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tamara Evans

    An very accurate book that helps the reader to determine what type of time orientation they have and how to use this information to their advantage. I liked how the chapters were divided and that it covers a variety of topics from the best time to eat to the best time to argue. I enjoyed this book so much, I'm buying my own copy for future reference. An very accurate book that helps the reader to determine what type of time orientation they have and how to use this information to their advantage. I liked how the chapters were divided and that it covers a variety of topics from the best time to eat to the best time to argue. I enjoyed this book so much, I'm buying my own copy for future reference.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ying Ying

    The book presents a chance to re-think how you spend your day. While not all tips might be practical in your own life, it inspires you to re-think whether you are using your most energetic hours for the most challenging tasks. If possible, you could try some suggestions in your own life. They might just improve how your day feels and turns out.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lindsay Nixon

    I’m a lion, and as the author pointed out—lions rarely need help figuring out their “rhythms” For the most part, I was already living the “ideal lion schedule” the only difference was I do not eat breakfast at 6am within minuties of waking up (gross) and I do not “workout” in the evening or late afternoon. For two weeks I tried going to 4/5/6 PM yoga instead of my usual 6/7 AM and it didn’t seem to benefit me; if anything it made me LESS likely to do any yoga. I was also way lazier (eg les steps I’m a lion, and as the author pointed out—lions rarely need help figuring out their “rhythms” For the most part, I was already living the “ideal lion schedule” the only difference was I do not eat breakfast at 6am within minuties of waking up (gross) and I do not “workout” in the evening or late afternoon. For two weeks I tried going to 4/5/6 PM yoga instead of my usual 6/7 AM and it didn’t seem to benefit me; if anything it made me LESS likely to do any yoga. I was also way lazier (eg les steps than the average by day and week.) less chores done too —laundry and dishes piled up and I’m usually OCD about doing them as part of my morning routine after yoga) I also didn’t go to the grocery store midweek—something else that I didn’t realize was linked to a morning routine and yoga practice (store is next to yoga, going in the morning is easy. Going after I’m exhausted from a full day is not) For years, I have taken long walks after dinner, so perhaps that “counts” anyway! Despite my best efforts I could never get myself to eat breakfast so early. 30 mins of waking? 🤢 It was a total turn off to even look at food, which makes sense if you think about the hormones that rise at wake time.... and I really couldn’t eat if I wanted to go to yoga. While I did find eating a bit earlier than my usual (8/9 instead of 9/10) made me more productive and alert as promised, it also made me more hungry and eat more food. This was surprising since I was doing less activity. But everything else is spot on for me and I was thrilled to see my “natural ways” are what is best for my “type” 👏 for example I do all my “brain” work from 7-12, and the afternoon is saved for admin tasks or creative things when I can’t do logic anymore. I’m also asleep by 9 and up about 5 without an alarm clock. Very typical 🦁 even his suggestions for times to “argue” or “have sex” were alighted what I always thought were just my “preferences” I do think this book is useful and could be more helpful for other types. For me it was a nice big validation

  13. 4 out of 5

    Marie Burns Holzer

    This is a very useful book. Not only was it validating to see that no, I'm not lazy because I'm useless until 10 AM at the very earliest, I'm just a "wolf" and perfectly suited for the last shift of the day. Breus includes so much helpful information and useful tips on when is the best time to take advantage of your biological clock. I'm already beginning to experiment with this in my daily life. But I have a sneaking suspicion of what I've known all along but now have the tools and research to This is a very useful book. Not only was it validating to see that no, I'm not lazy because I'm useless until 10 AM at the very earliest, I'm just a "wolf" and perfectly suited for the last shift of the day. Breus includes so much helpful information and useful tips on when is the best time to take advantage of your biological clock. I'm already beginning to experiment with this in my daily life. But I have a sneaking suspicion of what I've known all along but now have the tools and research to back up - I just need to live my life by my innate schedule for increased creativity and productivity.

  14. 5 out of 5

    James Calderon

    A powerful book, that I've not only applied to my life, but convinced others to try as well, to great effect. I highly reccommend this to anyone struggling to feel on track in any part of thier lives. Because really, if you are, what have you got to lose? A powerful book, that I've not only applied to my life, but convinced others to try as well, to great effect. I highly reccommend this to anyone struggling to feel on track in any part of thier lives. Because really, if you are, what have you got to lose?

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lesr Kew

    I mean... He is on to something, here. I have had to take melatonin to get any semblance of a full night’s sleep for so long. My thoughts, my worries, my regrets, my plans, they can all quite easily take me into a rabbit hole of mind numbing instagram scrolling or youtube binge watching. Enter this book. A test taken and I was given a profile. It fits me overall about 80%. But that’s okay, it doesn’t need to be 100%. I looked at the sample routine and laughed. It basically took all my comfort le I mean... He is on to something, here. I have had to take melatonin to get any semblance of a full night’s sleep for so long. My thoughts, my worries, my regrets, my plans, they can all quite easily take me into a rabbit hole of mind numbing instagram scrolling or youtube binge watching. Enter this book. A test taken and I was given a profile. It fits me overall about 80%. But that’s okay, it doesn’t need to be 100%. I looked at the sample routine and laughed. It basically took all my comfort levels and flipped them upside down. Eat a big breakfast, wait for coffee, and dinner at 7:30, oh and the big one - no alcohol after 8– do what?! I was a little ticked, no lie. You takin’ all my cozy comforts on a dark winter day in the middle of a pandemic, dangit Breus! But what better time to try it out? I told myself, “Self, try it a week. No. try it 3 days. You know what? Do it a day and if it’s crazy, toss it. Doesn’t work. Ridiculous. Should have known after ‘coffee at 11am’”. BUT LO AND BEHOLD! The first successful attempt to stick to my profile’s routine (bear that moonlights as a dolphin when extremely stressed, but mainly bear), I slept the whole night, without taking melatonin or any other sleep aid since. That’s it. Sold. I should have known I would see my first improvement with my sleep pattern because the book is written by a “sleep doctor”. We a match made in heaven, y’all! Even IF this is THE ONLY IMPROVEMENT that comes from this book for me, it is a wonderful thing and I am grateful! I am still working out the kinks. He lets you adjust to it in steps if you can’t all at once, and I’m working on re-arranging my meals but not adding to my calories. (This is proving to be a big tricky but I’m getting there.) So much of what he says just makes sense and is backed by testing and I do love to get the scientific and biological background on stuff. Convince me, but convince me with proof. He does just that with short chapters, divided in a simple but attractive format. He tells you the tests that were run, the conclusions, and the science. (all with valid references) And he speaks to you like your doctor friend. Frankly, I love this. It’s staying with me and I’ll keep using it. I have not been on this new routine for even a month yet. Maybe 2 weeks. But, I am sleeping through the night again, and it feels good.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    This was really not a book to read on Audiobook. There was a lot of interesting information but there were references to material not included in the Audiobook which always annoys me. You know us wolves, always impulsive and easily annoyed. Actually, I think he said we were pessimistic not easily annoyed but this is MY review dammit, lol. As impossible as this book is to digest on Audiobook I would still recommend it. It's just one of those books that are just a little too technical to let someo This was really not a book to read on Audiobook. There was a lot of interesting information but there were references to material not included in the Audiobook which always annoys me. You know us wolves, always impulsive and easily annoyed. Actually, I think he said we were pessimistic not easily annoyed but this is MY review dammit, lol. As impossible as this book is to digest on Audiobook I would still recommend it. It's just one of those books that are just a little too technical to let someone read for you, and you'll definitely need a prebiotic to get the full benefit of all that knowledge you just binged on. Since I sharpened my pointy pessimism hat I might as well mention that I would have preferred a section just for my chronotype so I didn't have to be annoyed by those squeaky dolphins so early in the morning. I sure hope someone did a proper review because this one sucks lol.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Olivia Chapé

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book might not be for everyone, but if you have the luxury of choosing when to do certain things within a day, then it's worth listening to. Definitely food for thought. After thinking about it the rating of this book, I realize that I want to like this, but I disagree with more than one part, which makes me feel 50/50 about this book. I would grab the advice with a pinch of salt. It's obviously good to be more self aware of what you do each day at different times. This self-monitoring can h This book might not be for everyone, but if you have the luxury of choosing when to do certain things within a day, then it's worth listening to. Definitely food for thought. After thinking about it the rating of this book, I realize that I want to like this, but I disagree with more than one part, which makes me feel 50/50 about this book. I would grab the advice with a pinch of salt. It's obviously good to be more self aware of what you do each day at different times. This self-monitoring can help you identify how your body works. It was interesting to listen to how other people may have experienced the same problems, but I feel that there was a lack of resolve. Michael Breus was very specific about what time is best for the dolphin, lion, bear and wolf, however there was something missing here. Generally, it felt a little wishy-washy. Overall, the book feels like it has left a lot out, on purpose. Why? Perhaps this book is an advert for his services? The first quarter of the book is amazing, but later on there are some parts that repeat itself, for example, with the part about caffeine. Speaking of repetition, Michael Breus reviewed each section of the book. This can be useful to a point, especially in a classroom... But the reviewed sections were a bit much for how often it occurred. Perhaps he needed more words to fill up the word count of the book? This makes it feel somewhat surgical, in the sense that I as the reader became more detached from the writing with this process. There are some parts where Michael Breus is biased about reading for pleasure. As he speaks about what wakes you up before bed, it becomes obvious that fiction should be the choice before bed, but this was not clear. A fiction book in my opinion can be as good as movies, tv shows and certain genre of video games, such as "The Walking Dead" or "The Last of Us". I believe that different times of day does affect me, hence my interest in the book. My husband and mother in law were not as convinced though as I beamingly tried to explain what I was currently reading. Fascinated by my enthusiasm, my husband took the online test. He is a wolf, whereas I am a cross between a dolphin and a lion. Not the best match for living in a studio apartment together! I'm glad that Michael Breus spoke about sleep because, of course, this affects your energy and general mood for the day. I was surprised that he had suggested my best time is at 4pm, because I consider this time to be my worst time of day! It's a great time if I allow myself to write before the sun sets at 6pm where I live. However, if I have to do anything physical or mentally taxing, 4pm feels like a terrible time, but rather a good time to have a nap at around 3.30pm on a Saturday afternoon. Michael Breus also shares his opinions about napping. I have realized that I tend to have a 2 hour snooze, which is time to drift and fall asleep + time asleep for a 90 minute cycle. This consequently has made me reflect upon the 90 minute cycle during my morning snoozes, if I return to bed for some meditative morning cuddles. I guess you can take some things with a pinch of salt, but it has made me think differently about my dreaded time of day. However, every day is not the same for me. Some days I do not exhert as much physical energy, and in that case, yes, my brain may be waking up at this time of 4pm. Also, who in the world would just wait around until 4pm to start work? You would get nothing done! And if you do, you would never sleep at night. I was disappointed that this book and other books that mentions sleep, do not mention the affects of physical fatigue. I once googled that swimmers perform better after 9 or 10 hours of sleep, whilst training, but this book does not mention anything like that. Rather, it is for someone who works in an air-conditioned office, and the most amount of exertion is the walk to and from the train station and the office. In that case, without any exercise there is no wonder why people in general cannot sleep and need only 7 hrs of sleep on average. I would say I'm either a 4.5 or 9 hour type of person. 4.5 hrs of sleep, on days where I'm well rested, or 9 hours to rest and sleep, on other days, where I've been slaving away. Also, when it comes to lion tendencies, 11pm feels far too late. If I'm not in bed by 9pm and switching the lights off around 10pm, then I can easily have a wave of energy returning to me, where I begin to feel hungry again and stay up later. If I don't eat, I won't sleep. I don't understand how you can go 3 hours of not eating before sleeping. 1 or 2 hours is better for both me and my husband. Has anyone read any more on sleep? Are there any books that you would recommend?

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kenia Sedler

    I think this book is best read than listened to. I checked out the audiobook from the library and I would feel bored as, throughout, you're being read tables with times for the various chronotypes. Tables are best scanned for the needed data with the eyes. In addition, there were several references to .pdf documents, except one doesn't get those with library checkouts. That said, this book is chock full of fascinating scientific information about our body clocks, and the author who is a practicin I think this book is best read than listened to. I checked out the audiobook from the library and I would feel bored as, throughout, you're being read tables with times for the various chronotypes. Tables are best scanned for the needed data with the eyes. In addition, there were several references to .pdf documents, except one doesn't get those with library checkouts. That said, this book is chock full of fascinating scientific information about our body clocks, and the author who is a practicing doctor in the field translates all of that data into highly useful schedules for each chronotype. I may end up buying the physical book to have as a reference!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Beth Lind

    Rather fascinating and helps me understand why I wake up so early and then why I need to go to bed so early.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Deka

    Yes, schedules are important. Timing is important. Follow your biorhythms in order to have everything run smoothly. BUT he wrote in circles. I felt like he could have written all those information in the first few chapters, which he did. The rest were just repetitive. The diagrams in the last few pages summarized the book. If I had known that, I would have stopped forcing myself to actually read every word. Have I mentioned he was repetitive? I agree that we should have a time for everything. Pe Yes, schedules are important. Timing is important. Follow your biorhythms in order to have everything run smoothly. BUT he wrote in circles. I felt like he could have written all those information in the first few chapters, which he did. The rest were just repetitive. The diagrams in the last few pages summarized the book. If I had known that, I would have stopped forcing myself to actually read every word. Have I mentioned he was repetitive? I agree that we should have a time for everything. People are moody or happy at different time, and so it's important to know their chronotype before striking a deal or a confrontation. However, his explanation of the science behind it all seemed wish-washy. Eh. I like the book. Will I recommend it? No. Will I tell people to not read it? No. Do what you want. All I can say is, it wasn't all completely a waste of time. Just prepare to read some repetitive stuff. If you think my review is redundant, avoid this book then :)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Krenner1

    Fascinating! This book helps you ID your Chronotype, which is your personal biological rhythm, and outlines the best time for your Chronotype to do everything: best time to fight, give a presentation, have sex, talk to the kids, take a pill, workout, drink coffee or booze, see a therapist...etc. Quite amazing to see myself so accurately documented! Should read this one in print because of all the graphs, etc.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ivan Vuković

    Great stuff, definitely NOT one of those cheesy self-help books that don't tell you anything you wouldn't like. My man Breus is a gentleman and a scholar, everything is incredibly readable, informative and backed by relevant sources. Chronobiology is extremely underrated, which just blows my mind, considering how important it is. Give this book a try, skim through it, it's worth the time, pun intended. Great stuff, definitely NOT one of those cheesy self-help books that don't tell you anything you wouldn't like. My man Breus is a gentleman and a scholar, everything is incredibly readable, informative and backed by relevant sources. Chronobiology is extremely underrated, which just blows my mind, considering how important it is. Give this book a try, skim through it, it's worth the time, pun intended.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Hapzydeco

    In The Power of WHEN, Dr. Breus presents an intriguing, thought provoking idea. He gives the reader more than pop psychology by he using evidence based studies. The book simplifies the critical and small details that shaped your life. Bottom line - if it works, give it a try.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Interesting book. Skimmed a lot of it to read about my own chronotype. It did help me set up a schedule that I'm loosely following, and I'm seeing the benefits. Interesting book. Skimmed a lot of it to read about my own chronotype. It did help me set up a schedule that I'm loosely following, and I'm seeing the benefits.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nimira

    Interesting read The power of when is thought provoking. I found that I already naturally conform to many of the timelines of my chronotype. Listening to your body really helps.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Madeleine Tyber

    Some of the information was cool and will hopefully be useful, but then there was a chapter called "when to tell a joke" .... Some of the information was cool and will hopefully be useful, but then there was a chapter called "when to tell a joke" ....

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany

    While there were a few interesting nuggets, I found most of this book to be "neuro-psychobabble." I skimmed it and gleaned what I needed in an hour! While there were a few interesting nuggets, I found most of this book to be "neuro-psychobabble." I skimmed it and gleaned what I needed in an hour!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Johnna

    Great advice! Easy to read and lots of great information.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Allan Laal

    authors anecdotal professional experience (as a sleep psychologist) presented in a extremely horoscopy manner with forcing different behaviour onto the different Stereotypes he created, spiced with references to actual science (to make his horoscope bs sound more plausible?) also its ironical that a sleep psychologist uses fixed wall clock times to describe different chronotypes without any reference to fall-asleep and awake times NOR Latitude on our planet NOR the time of year. Its like listenin authors anecdotal professional experience (as a sleep psychologist) presented in a extremely horoscopy manner with forcing different behaviour onto the different Stereotypes he created, spiced with references to actual science (to make his horoscope bs sound more plausible?) also its ironical that a sleep psychologist uses fixed wall clock times to describe different chronotypes without any reference to fall-asleep and awake times NOR Latitude on our planet NOR the time of year. Its like listening/reading/watching a NASA report that uses some DarkAge kings feet and some British villages stones instead of real SI units. read Why We Sleep and Why Time Flies to get the same information without it being contaminated by bias and nonscience :) and yes, I suffered through the entire thing to not allow my own biasis to censor new information. very very very low ROI

  30. 5 out of 5

    A.M.

    I guess it is all there in the title … but it felt to me like a super long version of one of those magazine quizzes. Which type are you? Do our test and find out… I am a dolphin, by the way. And then it turned into pages and pages of WHEN you should do everything from have sex to check your email. I know, I know… right there in the title. This was a library borrow for me and I’m super glad I didn’t spend money on it. I mean you’d have to carry it around like a bible - ‘no, Madge, we can’t have sex ri I guess it is all there in the title … but it felt to me like a super long version of one of those magazine quizzes. Which type are you? Do our test and find out… I am a dolphin, by the way. And then it turned into pages and pages of WHEN you should do everything from have sex to check your email. I know, I know… right there in the title. This was a library borrow for me and I’m super glad I didn’t spend money on it. I mean you’d have to carry it around like a bible - ‘no, Madge, we can’t have sex right now *flicks through book* as it is only 9pm and Dr Breus says we’d be better off doing it at 10.’ Yeah… I just don’t see how that is going to work. 2 stars

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