Nocturnal or early awakenings

Your environment is calm and comfortable, yet every morning you wake up tired before waking up? Sleep is conditioned by the circadian rhythm (biological cycle of about 24 hours) and by physiological needs, but the sleep of some people seems permanently shifted.

These people report, among other things, feeling tired early in the evening, and waking up earlier in the morning. Studies have shown that our morning / evening preference was partly genetically determined. "Being in the morning" or "evening" is not a question of will!

It may be beneficial to follow your "natural" sleep rhythm, ie, here, to go to bed and get up early if possible. If not, try playing with the body's synchronizers such as sports, light and meals to shift your pace. Here are some examples :

  • Sport in the day raises the temperature of your body, which causes a thermal rebound in the evening and can help you fall asleep.
  • The bright light with a blue component promotes the awakening of the body, so they are beneficial when they are used in the morning, and the limit in the evening helps the body to prepare for sleep.
  • The use of computer screens, televisions and telephones is not only stimulating because of blue light, but also for stimulating content for your brain activity.
  • Meals can cause a body heat related to digestion and excitement related to ingestion of sugar in a period of about 3 hours, advance the time of your meal compared to your bedtime facilitates falling asleep
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