A number of factors influence the duration of sleep and the speed of awakening in autumn and winter. This was reported to Evening by the neurologist-somnologist Elena Tsareva.

According to her, the main regulator of the biorhythms of the human body is light. In the summer, dawn comes earlier, so melatonin suppression is faster. Due to this, it becomes easier for a person to wake up in the morning. In the fall, the daylight hours are reduced and the suppression of the hormone also slows down.

In addition, in the autumn-winter period, due to the lack of sunlight, there is a lack of vitamin D, which provokes depression. And this, in turn, leads to worse awakening. Also, the quality of sleep is affected by a deficiency of vitamins of groups B, C and other trace elements.

The doctor noted that a lamp with cold light would help facilitate awakening. The somnologist also advised waking up at the usual time for the body. You can also use caffeine occasionally. However, it ceases to have the desired effect with its regular use. In addition, brief sports and washing with cool water help to wake up.

Earlier, somnologist Sofia Cherkasova told how to cope with the problem of sleep disturbance due to stress. So, for example, she recommended that after a night spent without sleep due to stress, not going to bed earlier or trying to sleep in the afternoon.