According to Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD, “sleep is important for mental function: alertness, memory consolidation, mood regulation and physical health.”
So, with that being confirmed, let me explain why you're going to love this article.
Pulling yourself out of bed in the morning is no easy task. And waking up bright and early whilst outside is grey and dark sounds like a mission impossible sequel. It's still winter, after all, and even Millionaires can't escape force of nature. But if there's one thing the tiny principality of Monaco has taught me, is that the most successful people don't let anything get in their way of their success. So, instead of pulling the coverts up and staying in, allowing seasonal affective disorder get the best of you, here at MillionairesView we've found the secret to better sleep, mood, more energy and overall ready to own the day.
*Drum roll please*
And what better way to introduce you to this miracle worker than collaborating with the world's first BodyClock dawn simulator -a.k.a an alarm that wakes you up with increasing levels of light, developed by Lumie. Ever since then (then being 1991) light theraphy went mainstream.
To explain how this magical device makes your winter blues disappear, we've hand-picked Lumie Bodyclock Active. Also known as the one and only original wake-up light and dawn simulator.
And where's the magic? That's answered simply. The bodyclock active wakes you gradually with increasing natural light (this means saying goodbye to jumping out of bed like a Power Ranger!)
So? So what, you say. Well that's where I'm about to blow your mind. The natural body light is a signal for your body to ease production of sleep hormones (e.g. melatonin) and increase those that help you get up and go (e.g. cortisol). In plain English, waking up will never, ever, become difficult again.
Explain. Okay Okay curious people of the internet - let me satisy your curiousity.
Wake up naturally 15, 20, 30, 45, 60 or 90 minute beforehand to avoid having a heart attack at the increasingly loud sound of your morning alarm. Think of it like this, you will never have the urg to slam your alarm clock against the wall. Let's face it, monday blues are as real as winter blues. Oh, and did I mention it has the option of dawn chorus or a rooster wake-up call to start your day?
Wind down 15, 20, 30, 45, 60 or 90 minutes before bed with the sunset mode that allows you to drift to sleep like a baby as well as option 'white noise' and wave sounds to help you get your beauty sleep. This white noise is perfect for all of living in vibrant cities like London, Paris or Moscow (but hey, that's where the money is made!) because of one simple reason - It blocks out all other noises. Think people talking and traffic, or better yet, no one talking and not a single sound of traffic.
Experience. That, beautiful people, you'll have to experience yourself while I turn on my BodyClock and dream away on a castle on the hills, courtesy of Ed Sheeran.
For more information about beating the winter blues, explore the collection of waking-up lights yourself on www.lumie.com/collections/all#wake-up-lights