In an extremely candid confession, Sylvia Jeffreys has opened up about her experience with depression.
The Today show host revealed that the early morning starts on the breakfast show sent the 30-year-old’s health spiraling out of control, leading to depression.
‘It’s very easy to slip into an unhealthy lifestyle and a low mood when you’re excessively tired and sleep-deprived,’ Sylvia told The Daily Telegraph.
‘I found that out very quickly when I started on the Today Show 2 ½ years ago. I’ve always been a happy, glass-half-full person but I found I was more susceptible to sinking into a low mood and my mental state was changing quite radically.
‘I realised I had to be a lot more conscious of what I was eating and how and when I was exercising to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I’m fortunate that I’ve always been active and healthy, but I certainly need to pay a lot more attention to it now’.
Thanks to her healthy exercise and diet regime, Sylvia has now pulled herself out of this worrying state and is able to jump out of bed at 3am every day ready to go on air at 5.30am, and be able to have fun with fiancé Pete Stefanovic on weekends.