Did you know that establishing a solid bedtime routine begins as soon as the morning sun breaks? Engaging with the early sunlight can significantly boost your cortisol levels, serving as your “wake-up” hormone and playing various other roles. Roughly 14 hours later, your body responds by releasing melatonin, the hormone signaling that it’s time for bed. Strive to spend 15-30 minutes soaking in the early morning sun. If this proves challenging due to your work schedule or limited sunlight in your area, consider using bright indoor lights or a light therapy box as alternatives.