What actually matters when it comes to energy optimization, according to Dr. Bredesen, is that your rising-from-bed routine is tailored around your body’s unique needs. Ahead, we delve into the best ways to boost cognitive function first thing in the a.m. based on your natural habits, and this brain expert’s favorite four-ingredient breakfast recipe for brain health.
How to make a healthy morning routine for optimal brain health
The first order of business when establishing a healthy morning routine for brain health is deciphering whether or not your circadian rhythm bends more morning person—or “morning lark,” as defined by the sleep chronotype system—vs. night owl. “Step one is to determine whether you are a lark or an owl. In other words, your sleep chronobiology,” Dr. Bredesen says.