Most adults need 8 hours of sleep
Everyone is different, but adults generally need between 7 and 9 hours sleep a night. Whether you are an early bird or a night owl, the most important thing is to get enough sleep for you.
This is where it can be tricky for natural night owls, who may be inclined to stay up late but have to get up early for other commitments like work or school. If this is you, you could consider changing your work hours or routine to allow you to get enough sleep.
Set your body clock with a regular routine
Your circadian rhythm is your body’s natural clock. It works on a 24 hour cycle and affects things like sleep patterns, body temperature and eating habits. Working with your body clock will make it easier to get a good night’s sleep.
You can help set your body clock by waking up at the same time each morning, and going to bed when you feel tired each night. Keep in mind, that some people tend to be natural night owls, while others are natural early birds.
Is waking up earlier better for you?
Sleeping at night is much better than sleeping during the day, but waking up early isn’t necessarily better for you. The most important thing is setting yourself up for regular, quality sleep.
When you sleep best will depend on your personal preferences, as well as other commitments like school and work.