Can you change from a night owl to an early bird? Here’s what sleep experts think you can do.
I wake at 4:15 every morning with my brain like a wet noodle and a headache. I wish I could trade my work-induced jet lag and morning headache for a lazy morning. Maybe I need another sleep-depriving drink?
I’m not really sure if I can change from a night owl to an early bird. Like everything else, sleep is what you make it.
That’s the advice from many experts, but there’s one thing that can change the trajectory of your sleep just as easily: making changes to your diet.
Dr. David Katz, co-author of The Big Fat Surprise, told Fox News that he gets up at 4:15 every morning and is a late bed-taker, despite living on one of the “brightest and healthiest” coasts. His sleepiness stems from a high-protein diet that he says, along with a strong workout routine, will bring about a “sleep-enhancing reversal.”
“At the risk of being a bit hyperbolic, a big part of getting a good night’s sleep is getting a good night’s rest. The body works best when it has plenty of sleep,” Katz said.
The National Sleep Foundation says that a good night’s sleep is vital to a healthy relationship with food and more energy.
While you feel great when you sleep, it can be a vicious cycle, according to Sleep Health Coach Dr. Richard J. Williams, Ph.D., who said it’s easy to get that first good night sleep by having a good night’s rest.
“It’s good to have a good night’s sleep, but when you don’t get enough, it’s more important to make sure you get enough sleep,” Williams said. “You shouldn