10 natural ways to beat the winter blues
Reset your body clock
If the routine of longer lie-ins over Christmas has left you longing for the weekends to come round so you can languish in bed some more, it could be time to reset your body clock.
Sleep experts believe it’s most beneficial to try to go to sleep and wake up at more or less the same time every day, regardless of weekends. This is because our bodies’ physiological processes naturally follow what’s known as a ‘circadian rhythm’, which is controlled by our biological clock and works on a 24-hour cycle.
You can help attune yourself to your circadian rhythm by training your body to sleep and wake at consistent times of day. Try going to bed and getting up 15 minutes earlier every couple of days for a period of a few weeks until your routine is the same every day.