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

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

by Michael Breus, Mehmet C. Oz,
     
 

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Learn the best time to do everything—from drink your coffee to have sex or go for a run—according to your body's chronotype.

Most advice centers on what to do, or how to do it, and ignores the when of success. But exciting new research proves there is a right time to do just about everything, based on our biology and

Overview

Learn the best time to do everything—from drink your coffee to have sex or go for a run—according to your body's chronotype.

Most advice centers on what to do, or how to do it, and ignores the when of success. But exciting new research proves there is a right time to do just about everything, based on our biology and hormones. As Dr. Michael Breus proves in THE POWER OF WHEN, working with your body's inner clock for maximum health, happiness, and productivity is easy, exciting, and fun. THE POWER OF WHEN presents a groundbreaking new program for getting back in sync with your natural rhythm by making minor changes to your daily routine. After you've taken Dr. Breus's comprehensive Bio-Time Quiz to figure out your chronotype (are you a Bear, Lion, Dolphin or Wolf?), you'll find out the best time to do over 50 different activities. Featuring a foreword by Mehmet C. Oz, MD, and packed with fascinating facts, fun personality quizzes, and easy-to-follow guidelines, THE POWER OF WHEN is the ultimate "lifehack" to help you achieve your goals.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
08/01/2016
Clinical psychologist Breus (The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan; Beauty Sleep) appears frequently on the Dr. Oz show and writes for the Huffington Post. Using a "Bio-Time quiz," the author's latest divides people into groups of animals: dolphins, lions, bears and wolves. Chapters cover the best timing for activities, including relationships (falling in love, sex, communicating with family and friends), fitness (running, team sports, yoga), health (flu shots, mammograms, bathing, weighing, bathroom activities), sleep (waking up, napping, going to bed, sleeping in), eating and drinking, work (asking for a raise, commuting, emailing, making decisions), creativity (brainstorming, playing music, writing), money (buying, selling, getting rich), and fun (binge-watching TV, logging on, game playing, reading, telling jokes, and travel). Much of his advice is sensible and predictable: reduce alcohol and caffeine consumption; eat protein for breakfast; limit exercise before bedtime and screen time in general; keep a consistent schedule. Chronobiology and sleep are hot topics, and obesity has been linked to sleep deprivation. VERDICT Demand for this title may be driven by media attention. Recommended for readers with an interest in self-help titles.—Mary Chitty, Cambridge Healthtech, Needham, MA
From the Publisher
"The Power of When prepares you to take full advantage of our adaptation to the rhythms of nature. After reading this book, your decision-making ability will forever be improved. This is a new horizon in our understanding of human behavior, and Michael Breus masterfully presents the science as a recipe for self-improvement."
David Perlmutter, MD, author of Grain Brain and Brain Maker"

Dr. Breus has succeeded in making the complex science of chronobiology accessible and engaging for all readers. Whether you're looking to improve your relationships, get a raise at work, or simply lead a more fulfilling life, THE POWER OF WHEN is the guidebook you've been waiting for."—Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316391269
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
09/13/2016
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
11,008
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Breus has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show more than 30 times and writes regularly for The Huffington Post, The Dr. Oz Blog, and Psychology Today. He is the author of The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan and Beauty Sleep.

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