7 days to self-determined mornings.

Love mornings: A new way to get out of bed easier backed by scientific evidence. Find structure and self-determination for fulfilling days.

Can you become a morning person if you are currently a night owl?

What if mornings could be quality time instead of a dreadful battle against the snooze button? Looking at the science, there may be more in store for you than you think!

LOVE MORNINGS is your concise guide to understanding the biological as well as psychological mechanisms that regulate your sleep-wake rhythm and influence morning energy. Covering the domains of sleep, light exposure, exercise and nutrition, you will get to know the most effective lifestyle measures to experience great mornings day by day. Along with the science, LOVE MORNINGs comes with an inherent 7-day course structure to help you adopt all useful actions step by step for your own life.

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Team Zeitgeber

About the authors

We are Saeed, Klara, Marian and Simon, founders of the Viennese startup “Zeitgeber”. Driven by the desire to solve our own wake-up struggles, we started to read into the science, tested gadgets, talked to scientists and even developed own devices to help people wake up healthier.

Having been able to solve the problem for ourselves and others, LOVE MORNINGS is part of our mission to make this knowledge accessible to the many people who struggle in the morning like we once did.

We are scientifically advised by leading researchers in sleep and psychology. Furthermore, our business is supported by the TU Wien i² innovation incubation centre.

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Michael Terman, PhD
President, Center for Environmental Therapeutics

Find out what mornings can feel like for you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can you really switch from night owl to morning lark? I thought it’s determined genetically?

Great question! Yes, there is a genetic disposition and different people have different rhythms under the same circumstances. What you can change, though, are your circumstances. Circumstances = lifestyle & environment. These factors may be a lot more important than you think. We dare you to find out for yourself!

Will I stay an early bird for good once I’ve got there?

Your body will live the rhythm that corresponds to the stimuli it gets. Much like your fitness level, your early-riser-level is one to be fostered and maintained sustainably. This is why it is greatly valuable to establish your desired routines as habits. As such, they will become more and more automatic with the time. Our guide will help you do that.

Do these interventions work for everyone? I have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder and, so far, nothing has helped me.

Based on the data we know, the vast majority of people, even “night owls” can influence their rhythm quite substantially, as has been shown in studies. If you’re body has a strong inclination towards eveningness, we consider it of particular importance to know the science, beneficial factors as well as pitfalls you may encounter in your everyday life.

That said, there may be cases of Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder, or Non-24, where our presented advice may not work as effectively as they do for other people. Our content shall neither belittle the suffering caused by circadian rhythm disorders nor replace the advice of a specialized physician if you do suffer under circadian rhythm disorders.

If you follow the guide and really find that it does not provide value to you, please feel free to return the book within 30 days and get the full money back.

Are you saying being a night owl is worse than being a morning person?

There is no inherent good or bad when it comes to rhythms. If you are a night owl, healthy and happy with it, more power to you.
Statistically, night owls are more prone to various diseases and depression. It’s not entirely clear why that is: Some experts suspect a misalignment between their rhythm and forced schedules to be the culprit, others suspect that people may indulge more in unhealthy behaviors at night. What we endorse is “circadian health”: The measures presented in our course (healthy lighting schedule, sleep hygiene, exercise, etc.) are all by themselves proven to benefit health and well-being as much as they advance your rhythm. On the other hand, many common habits in society (late-night phone use, artificial light at night) are known to impair well-being while delaying or disrupting your rhythm. With this course, you will learn and experience what circadian health is and how it relates to overall health. Once you have seen the full picture, you can make an informed decision. Where you go from there is totally up to you.

Why can’t society just become more night-owl friendly in work and school schedule?

We absolutely embrace the idea of a society that acknowledges inter-personal differences in sleep-wake rhythm in their schedules. Pretty much all experts agree that high schools should start later to better be aligned with adolescents’ delayed rhythms. Initiatives into this direction exist and we support that. Yet, there is still a way to go and many night owls simply desire to be more on the early bird end of the spectrum. We regard our approach as complementary to systemic approaches, as we equip individuals with the tools to make the most out of their personal situation. As the presented measures provide direct health benefits, to, we think that knowing about them is worthwhile in any situation.

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