Horne JA and Östberg O. A self-assessment questionnaire to determine morningness-eveningness in human circadian rhythms. International Journal of. J Biol Rhythms. Feb;19(1) Validation of Horne and Ostberg morningness-eveningness questionnaire in a middle-aged population of French . “Validation of Horne and Ostberg Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire in a Middle-Aged Population of French Workers”. Journal of Biological Rhythms

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You have decided to engage in hard physical exercise. For some reason you have gone to bed several hours later than usual, but there is no need to get up at any particular time the next morning.

Not at all alert Slightly alert Fairly alert Very alert Q6. Suppose you can choose your own work hours.

Assume that you worked a five hour day including breaks and that your job was interesting and paid by results. Chronobiol Int 31 4: What time would you finish? If something wakes you up in the night, you’ll fall right back to sleep quickly and easily.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This however does seem to be changing with a new shift into 24 hour lifestyles.

Morningness Eveningness Questionnaire – Are you a Night Owl or a Morning Lark?

Int J Chronobiol 4 2: Teenagers and adolescents are more likely to be night owls, and as we get older, we have a natural tendency to become morning larks. At what time in the evening do you feel tired and as a result in need for sleep?

Its main purpose is to measure whether a person’s circadian rhythm biological clock produces peak alertness in the morning, in the evening, or in between. How alert do you feel during the first half hour dveningness having woken in the mornings? Night owls are more productive during the night, where as morning larks are more productive during the morning. Which one of these types do you consider yourself to be?


Would not got to bed until watch was over Would take a nap before and sleep after Would take a good sleep before and nap after Would take all sleep before watch Q You have to do two hours of hard physical work. Compensatory tracking task Purdue Pegboard Test. Will wake up at usual time and will not fall asleep Will wake up at usual time and will doze hoene Will wake up at usual time but will fall asleep again Will not wake up until later than usual.

Learn More Questionnaier Up Now. Int Tinnitus J 19 1: It thus did not support the hypothesis that there is a reliable relationship between morningness—eveningness, time of day, and cognitive ability. Assuming adequate environmental conditions, how easy do you find getting up in the mornings? Personality and Individual Differences. Very tired Fairly tired Fairly refreshed Very refreshed. By scheduling high intensity tasks at your peak times you hofne effectively get more done.

Morning types had a significantly earlier peak time in the circadian peak than Evening types and tended to have a higher daytime temperature and lower post peak temperature.

Nature and Science of Sleep. Some example questions are: Assume that you work a five-hour day including breaksyour job is interesting, and you are paid based on your performance. Retrieved from ” https: Diaz-Morales JFet al.

Fall Asleep Faster Build a rock solid sleep schedule that relaxes you quickly and deeply just before you go to bed, enabling you to fall asleep within minutes of going to bed.

Reduced versions of the MEQ have been reported in some studies e.

You wish to be at your peak performance for a test which you know is going to be mentally exhausting and lasting for two hours. The timing of our sleep is governed by our internal body clock known as the circadian rhythm. Limitations Questionaires assumes all individuals are on regular diurnal schedules Link to the questionnaire if available http: Hardcore owls or larks have a higher risk of developing a circadian rhythm disorder, where by they stay up later and later or go to bed earlier and earlier, until their sleep pattern goes out of control.


If you have flexible work commitments you may find it useful to either shift your sleep timing forwards or backwards to best take advantage of your most productive times. Sack R, et al. Multiple choice, point scale.

Morningness Eveningness Questionnaire – Are you an Owl or a Lark?

May consider using alternative modified versions if population does not have regular diurnal schedules, example: Validated with oral temparature curves. If there is a specific time at which you have to get up in the morning, to what extent are you dependant on being woken up by an alarm clock?

Would be on good form Would be queztionnaire reasonable form Would find it difficult Would find it very difficult Q Which one of the following alternatives will suit you best?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A self-assessment questionnaire to determine morningness-eveningness in human circadian rhythms”.

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Definitely a morning type Rather more a morning than an evening type Rather more an evening than a morning type Definitely an evening type.

Updated by Vidya Krishnan The last date of update The original study showed that the subjective time of peak alertness correlates with the time of peak body temperature ; morning types early birds have an earlier temperature peak than evening types night owlswith intermediate types having temperature peaks between the morning and evening chronotype groups. People can now work and rest at whatever time they want.