Updated: Oct 25, 2021
If you find yourself turning to coffee, expensive lamps, or carbonated drinks just to keep up with the energy demands of everyday life, then you may be overlooking the part of your day that matters most.
Most doctors will agree that sleep is one of the most influential factors to our over health, including Dr. Andrew Huberman, PhD, and associate professor of neurobiology and of ophthalmology at Stanford.
During his interview on the Tim Ferriss Show, he shared some extremely practical tips for improving our sleep.
Dr. Huberman recommends exposing your eyes to direct sunlight for 2-10 minutes every morning directly after waking up. "If sunlight reaches your eyes soon after you wake, it triggers a neural circuit that controls the timing of the hormones cortisol and melatonin, which affect sleep." He made sure to mention that windows will filter out the important UV rays needed to trigger the neural circuit and that the light from our cell phones is not a replacement for natural light.
What can you change about your morning routine to improve your sleep?
"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book." -Irish Proverb