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How to Wake Up Refreshed and Ready Everyday
If you are not a natural “morning person,” don’t worry – you’re certainly not alone!
Many people struggle with waking up in the morning, and can feel groggy for minutes or even hours after they first open their eyes.
Would you like to be more alert and refreshed when you first crawl out of bed? Or maybe just want to have an extra boost of energy that lingers throughout the day?
There are a few things you can do to make the transition to being wide awake much easier.
Start with these simple tricks that will help you feel well rested and ready to face the day, or at the very least, a little bit more enthusiastic about getting out of bed.
Five Ways to Make Waking Up A Natural Routine
1. Shut down the snooze button
Sleep experts attest that hitting the snooze button multiple times in the morning can actually make it harder to wake up, simply because during these “dozing” periods, you are missing out on quality rest.
So if you have to use the snooze button, only do it once, and keep it near your regular wake-up time.
2. Let in the light
Leaving the blinds and window shades open at night can lead to a big dose of sunshine in the morning, which in turn can help you wake up much faster.
This is because our bodies are hardwired to respond to the cues of the day and night for sleep and wake up times. Hence natural light is a reliable energy booster that will help you feel refreshed in no time.
3. Keep your sleep schedule consistent
It can be tempting to sleep in for a few extra hours on the weekend, but a consistent sleep schedule will help you wake up with little effort on a daily basis.
Adjusting your schedule by just a couple of hours can lead to grogginess (similar to jet lag). So try to keep your schedule routine as much as possible to feel rested all week long.
4. Use your bedroom for sleep, and nothing else
Our bedrooms can often serve multiple purposes besides sleep.
And if you use your bedroom as an office, an entertainment or living area, or even as a place to snack, it can make it harder to actually fall — and stay – asleep.
So make sure that your bedroom’s primary purpose is as a place to rest. That way, when you wake up in the morning, you can get up and moving and focus on all the activities you need to do, outside of your sleep sanctuary.
5. Get tested for obstructive sleep apnea
If you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), then that tired feeling you have when you first wake up in the morning will likely linger all day long.
This is because with OSA, you never get the quality rest you need, which causes excessive daytime sleepiness and grogginess on a routine basis.
So if you think there may be a problem with your sleep, the best thing you can do is get tested! By addressing any potential sleeping conditions and disorders, you’ll immediately make it much easier to get up and face the day.