Why can it be so challenging to wake up in the morning?
Based on an individual’s circadian rhythms, exposure to morning light can make all the difference.
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Russell Foster, Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, shares his research on how light regulates our lives as vertebrates.
Our eyes’ exposure to light has a special relationship with our sleeping and waking patterns. While initially thought to be an internal master clock, this is no longer considered to be true.
Many factors can determine whether an individual is a night owl or an early bird.
However, while everyone is unique, there are significant benefits to morning light exposure, and it can even help “reset” your circadian rhythm.
For more resources, visit https://www.ndcn.ox.ac.uk/research/sleep-circadian-neuroscience-institute.
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