What is your sleep chronotype?
Some people literally leap out of bed in the morning, while others are barely able to open their eyes. “We generally make a distinction between morning larks and night owls, so between early risers and people who are more active at night,” summarises Luise Deiters. An important factor in being able to enjoy good and restful sleep is identifying the best time to go to bed, which will be different for morning larks and night owls. “It is also essential that there is enough sleep pressure present; this is influenced by the release of the sleep hormone, melatonin, and the amount of time that you have been awake”. There is also little point in lying in bed when you are not really feeling sleepy yet.