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“I still go to bed early, but having one less daily obligation opens up so much brain space,” Seacrest tells PEOPLE exclusively while chatting about his new partnership with Health-Ade

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Gone are the days of bicoastal living for Ryan Seacrest!

The American Idol host — who in addition to his Idol duties co-hosted Live for six years with Kelly Ripa before leaving the show on April 14 — tells PEOPLE what his morning routine looks like now, and how his life has changed since he exited the syndicated ABC daytime series.

“One of the things that I’ve done in the last two months is I’ve slept in the same time zone. I have not done that over a period of two weeks in six years,” says Seacrest, 48, while promoting his new multi-year partnership with Health-Ade Kombucha.

Seacrest famously flew back and forth between New York and California weekly to film the shows. “So just being on the same side of the country for an extended period of time has been life changing,” he adds.

In addition to getting a good night sleep, he said that he’s been enjoying his leisurely mornings living in Los Angeles compared to N.Y.C.

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ABC/Jeff Neira Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest

ABC/Jeff Neira Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest

“I don’t have to get out the door quite as fast onto the streets of Manhattan to get to the show in New York,” he says. “So that’s been a little bit of a change of pace.”

While Seacrest clarified that he “doesn’t harvest” his own coffee beans, per se — like he joked about on his first appearance on Live with Kelly and Mark — he does brew

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