For some of you the thought of waking up first thing in the morning is not something you like to think about. Getting up and out of bed can be a difficult task especially this time of the year and 15 minutes extra in bed sounds like a lifetime. I want to share a few tips that will help you get up with ease and have you wanting to start your day. How good will you feel getting up 5 minutes before your alarm goes off? You might not like the idea of it as you lose out on 5 minutes but if your body is ready to get up and go then this is exactly what you should do.
Get A Good Nights Sleep
The common cause of tiredness in the morning is things you do before going to bed. To begin with, most of you don't get enough sleep and therefore you are tired in the morning. I would say this is the most important factor and this is something you will need to adjust too. So it all starts with going to bed at a reasonable time and not going to sleep early hours in the morning and only getting 4 or so hours sleep. Going to bed early of a night also means you are giving your body suitable rest for it to recover and grow. You also let your central nervous system recover and helps your immune system fight off any colds or infections. Going to sleep at a good time in the evening works and you will wake up in the morning feeling fresh and ready to kick start your day.
No Bright Lights
Another tip to help you snooze at a decent hour of the evening is not exposing your eyes to bright lights before going to bed. This means 30/45 minutes before going to bed it is best not to use mobile devices or watching the tv. What happens is your body is still telling you to stay awake when you do these things and when it comes to sleeping your body won't shut down. It will still be processing things that it watched or heard and therefore it will take you a while longer to shut down. Best thing you can do is read a book or lay in a bath 30 to 45 minutes before you sleep and this will help relax you and not stimulate brain cells.
When The Alarm Sounds
If you rely on your alarm to wake you up in the morning then try putting it on a different side of the room than you normally would. If you place your alarm on loud and put it somewhere in your room where you have to get up to turn it off then JOB DONE! You are up and ready to start your day.
Nutrition is important too, eating biscuits, crisps and fizzy drinks before you go to bed will result in hormone response that aren't required before going to bed. This will inhibit your ability to doze off and get a relaxing nights sleep. How many of you wake up sometimes during the night? This could be because your body is unstable and therefore your ability to wake up and get up out of bed in the morning is slowed. Be smart with the foods you eat before you go to bed. Foods like dark chocolate, oatmeal and casein protein are good sources that help relax your body and won't stimulate it.
If you struggle getting up and starting your day I assure you, by following these steps you will find it much easier to get up and start your day. By getting to sleep at a good time and eating right you will be more alert in the mornings and you will have a better day because of it. Start this today and enjoy feeling more awake and better focused throughout the day.