How to Find your Circadian Rhythm
Does your child learn best in the morning, afternoon or evening?
Every student has their own unique preference and knowing which time works best for your child can help unlock even greater academic potential.
Daily learning preferences are largely driven by our circadian rhythms, the body’s natural 24-hour hormone clock that is reflected in levels of alertness, drowsiness and sleep.
Circadian rhythm can affect sleep-wake cycles, hormone release and other bodily function that optimizes us for work or sleep and determines whether we are “early birds” or “night owls”.
By outlining your child’s circadian rhythm, you can help them improve their work and sleep schedules for optimal habit-building and memory retention.
Step 1) Turn off the alarm clock for a few days to observe what time you naturally wake up
Step 2) Keep track of when you have the most energy and the least energy
Step 3) Complete a morning-evening questionnaire to help determine your circadian rhythm