Dr. Forshee lent her insight to Elite Daily about ways to become a morning person in the Winter.
And mind you, it’s not just night owls who are hitching a ride on the struggle bus November through March. Early birds feel it, too, and according to mental health counselor Danielle Forshee, LLC, the obvious lack of sunlight is what’s making you sour. “Naturally, our brains associate darkness with nighttime and sleeping, while our brains associate light with rising and being productive,” she tells Elite Daily in an email. So when you’re used to rising with the sun, it’s that much harder to wake up without those rays of sunshine peaking through your curtains.
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