We are all different. How we look, how we act, how we think and how we sleep. It is crucial to consider this variation in sleep patterns and body clocks when trying to manage health, well-being and performance. That is why we have been advancing the field of ‘chronometrics’.
Even though all humans sleep, usually at night, sleep patterns can differ considerably between individuals which is also reflected in timings of productivity and performance peaks. This is because of our internal body clocks. We each have a slightly different body clock because of our physiology, our behaviour, genetics and environmental influences.
Team Focus have developed a number of chronometric tools to help assess and test individual differences in body clocks and sleep patterns:
Athlete Chronometric Evaluation© (ACE)™: The ACE is a chronometric tool designed specifically for athletes to access their body clock and sleep patterns as well as rhythms in training and performance. This tool provides a simple, time-effective way to identify issues and assess factors that could be influencing recovery and performance.
Professional Chronometric Evaluation© (PCE)™: The PCE is a tool designed to give professionals an overview of their sleep patterns, body clocks and rhythms of productivity. This tool can be used to identify modifiable factors to improve workplace productivity and performance.
Chrono-Memory and Attention Test© (CMAT)™: The CMAT is shortened version of the MAT which has been used by the Army, the Royal Navy, Mensa and the World Health Organisation. It includes measures of psychomotor vigilance, reaction time, attention, memory and executive function. The CMAT has been designed to be administered at multiple times of day in order to assess the impact of sleep, circadian timing and diurnal rhythms in performance. It has been used in evidenced based research studies which are published in peer-reviewed Journals (link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30357501/ )
If you are interested in using any of our chronometric tools please contact us