Why is waking up in the dark so difficult? And how can I make my body adapt?

Winter has begun, which means the nights are getting closer and the mornings are depressingly dark, too. There are few things harder than dragging yourself out of the comfort of bed when it’s pitch dark outside, but unless you’re in a position to pivot to your 10am start time during the winter months, it’s something most of us just have to deal with.

but why he It’s so hard to get up when it’s dark outside? Is it just laziness or is there a biological reason? We spoke to a sleep expert to find out what happens if we try to wake up when it still feels like the night outside, and what we can do to make it easier.

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