Sunlight was the natural alarm clock of our ancestors, which is probably why our body responds to it the way that it does. Before technology and alarm clocks, the sun and presence of light dictated circadian rhythms.
Today, that is still true, but we are just exposed to so much artificial light, that our circadian rhythms are not as synchronized to the sun as they once were.
Balancing your circadian rhythm is important for helping you wake up and go to sleep everyday. One way to help manage that is to get exposure to sunlight or sleep early in the morning, and reduce it late at night. Continue reading for information on sunlight's impact on sleep!