Nicholas Moutafis has always been an early riser. The Hong Kong resident often  writes in his journal to start the day. Morning people have a much lower risk of major depression than late risers, according to a recent study. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Nicholas Moutafis has always been an early riser. The Hong Kong resident often writes in his journal to start the day. Morning people have a much lower risk of major depression than late risers, according to a recent study. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Wellness

Waking up early lowers the risk of depression – how you can become a morning person and the benefits you’ll feel

  • Waking up just one hour earlier reduces your risk of major depression by 23 per cent, according to a study of 840,000 people by three US universities
  • Try waking up at the same time for two weeks, keep the alarm away from your bed so you’re forced to get up, and expose yourself to bright light when you wake up

Nicholas Moutafis has always been an early riser. The Hong Kong resident often  writes in his journal to start the day. Morning people have a much lower risk of major depression than late risers, according to a recent study. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Nicholas Moutafis has always been an early riser. The Hong Kong resident often writes in his journal to start the day. Morning people have a much lower risk of major depression than late risers, according to a recent study. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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