“You can reset your body clock to get used to a new routine and your body will love you for it because you will get back to a more natural, primitive rhythm – much like what life was like before the invention of the lightbulb,” Dr Bailey Bosch, an Aussie psychologist, told FEMAIL. “In those pre-artificial light times, we slept when it was dark after a day of physical activity hunting and gathering.”
But the extra mins in the morning shouldn’t be spent ticking things off your to-do list. Instead, it’s about using that time to keep the stress levels down.
“Make it a special time where you indulge in peaceful activities that have normally been squeezed out from your hectic, faced-paced day,” she added. “Wake up early to give yourself a break from ‘doing’ and just be. It’s harder than it sounds but the results will be a game changer for the rest of your day.”
And if that’s not enough of a reason to get you up and at ‘em, this certainly will be: early risers are more likely to be in stable relationships, less likely to smoke and have better mental health.
That’s it - we’re officially putting the long lie-ins to bed.