Is Waking Up Early Good For You?

DrLullaby’s founder, Lisa Medalie, PsyD, DBSM, is referenced in this The Sleep Doctor article, about why most people aren’t wired to get up extremely early. “The reason is that our circadian rhythm tells our brain when to produce melatonin, our sleep hormone, so if you try to wake while your brain is still producing melatonin, you could feel excessive daytime sleepiness, low energy, decline in mood and cognitive impact,” said Lisa Medalie, a behavioral sleep medicine specialist at the University of Chicago Sleep Disorders Center.