Waking up early in the morning can be a real ordeal if you are not a morning person. Here are 5 tips that can help you start the day early.
The key to waking up early in the morning is to rewind your body clock. And the way to do that is to establish a healthier sleeping routine. Here are 5 things you can do in order to wake up fresh and early.
1. Know exactly why you want to wake up early
Like any other change in your life, becoming a morning person needs to be fed by strong motivation. Do you want to exercise in the morning? Do you want to have enough time to drink your coffee in peace?
2. Get to know your body clock better
By knowing how much sleep time your body needs you can establish a daily routine. Sticking to this routine until it becomes a habit is also very important.
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3. Turn off your devices before going to bed
In order to have a good night sleep, you need to slowly wind down. This means no TV/phone/laptop before going to bed, because spending time in front of screens doesn’t lead to restful sleep.
4. Make sure you get enough light
Getting some bright light for an hour or two once you wake up can help set your body clock to accept your wake-up time.
5. Make it hard for you to hit the snooze button
Once you decided what’s the best sleeping routine for you, you need to make it harder for you to cheat. Put your alarm clock far enough so that you’ll have to actually wake up to turn it off.
Don’t forget that poor sleep can lead to obesity, diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder. Please, share this!