Will waking at the crack of dawn lead you to success?
Can you imagine waking up at 4:30am every morning? According to one woman, the key to her success in life is getting out of bed at this time in the morning.
Mother-of-two, Kelly Ravenscroft, told the Daily Mail that she manages to juggle four jobs and childcare whilst still managing to fit in at least 20 minutes of exercise three times per week. She puts this down to the fact that she rises at 4:30am six days a week which allows her to make the most of her day and, despite this, she doesn’t appear to be the least bit tired.
Various studies have found that “morning people” are more likely to exhibit satisfaction and optimism as well as being excellent at anticipating problems. The downside of this, of course, is that rising early could leave people sleep deprived, as experts recommend that we have between seven and nine hours sleep every night.
Professor Kevin Morgan, head of the sleep research centre at Loughborough University, said that you should “ask yourself: am I likely to fall asleep during the day?” and added that, if the answer is yes, then this could be dangerous as you are unlikely to be having enough sleep.