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Scientists have revealed that spending longer in bed is actually good for the brain and can help prevent Alzheimer’s.

I really wish I was able to enjoy long, lazy mornings lying in bed, but my body clock prevents it.

After spending more than a decade getting up at 5am for various breakfast shows, I now find myself most weekends waking up at 7am.

Normally I creep out of the house and take the dog for an early morning walk, leaving my wife and kids to have a Sunday lie-in.

If you get up early you can achieve so much more with your day. Sometimes I have cleaned and polished my car and been to the shops, all before my kids wake up.

But I fall asleep at about 9pm most nights, much to my wife’s disgust.