Waking Up the Wrong Time? Here’s How To Fix Your Sleep Schedule Naturally

In 2018, a study from Mattress-Inquirer reported that over 30% of people oversleep at least once a week. Many want to fix their sleep schedule– wake up earlier or later, or go to bed earlier or later. This can be difficult. Fortunately, scientists have pinpointed several solutions, from bedroom lighting to white noise to the right late-night snacks. If you want to modify your sleep schedule, look no further.

As Soon As You Get Up, Open The Curtains

A woman opens window curtains to let the light in.
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According to the National Sleep Foundation, your natural circadian rhythm (the body’s sleep-wake schedule) relies on light. The body naturally wakes up when we see sunlight.

As soon as you wake up, open your curtains. In 2017, a study in Sleep Health found that people who do this feel more alert, less depressed, and less stressed in the morning.