Bonus: how to overcome daylight savings time
1. Eat a solid, nutritious breakfast, suggest researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
2. Get some sunshine early in the morning to switch off the sleep hormone, melatonin.
3. Try to exercise in the mornings over the weekend, as this will have the same effect as going for an early walk before work. You’re helping your body reset your brain’s clock.
4. Make an effort to wake up 30 minutes earlier on the weekend to help your body adjust to incremental changes in sleep.
“Doing all of this will help reset both the central, or master, clock in the brain that reacts to changes in light/dark cycles, and the peripheral clocks—the ones everywhere else including the one in the heart—that react to food intake and physical activity,” University of Alabama at Birmingham associate professor Martin Young, Ph.D., said in a press release. “This will enable your body to naturally synch with the change in the environment, which may lessen your chance of adverse health issues.”Back to top