2018, Number 1
Medicentro 2018; 22 (1)
Machado RA, Díaz LIR, de la Torre SME
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ABSTRACTBiological rhythm reflects the physiological adaptation to environmental changes. Human beings are inherently active during the day and rest at night; however, there is variability among preferred sleeping time, levels of awareness and disposition to carry activities in dependence on the circadian typology or chronotype of each individual. Many tools like the Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire and the Munich Chronotype Questionnaire have been developed to evaluate this peculiarity. Working or studying in misaligned times with respect to individual’s chronotype imply some health risks, that get worse when the situation becomes chronic; paradoxically, this research topic remains unexplored in Cuba. We think investigations should be done in this sense as these could suggest interventions that will have a favourable impact on health condition and performance of university students.