Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. – Thomas Dekker
If you endeavor to greet everyone around you good morning but find nothing good about the morning, if you stay groggy eyed till 10:am sleepwalking through your morning activities and longing for your bed till 12:00 pm, then you are not a morning person. Not to despair, these tips can help zap you awake.
1. Water is the Key
Dehydration is a killer. It leaves you sluggish while you’re sitting at your desk, fatigued while you’re walking around, and so stuck to your bed that you’re unable to get up. Think about how long you normally go without a drink of water by the time you wake up. 10 hours, maybe 12? Of course you’re going to be dehydrated! Is it any wonder you get the overwhelming urge to stay in bed? Always make sure to have a glass of water before going to bed, and see your mornings transform.
2. Break the Fast and Fuel Up
Your body needs fuel to get it up and ready. Always have your favorite breakfast on hand to enjoy first thing in the morning. Break your fast and give your body the energy it needs to kick start your day.
3. Get a Proper Alarm Clock
Phones should not be allowed near the bed. They can interrupt your sleep if you let them beep throughout the night, and staring at the screen before bed inhibits the production of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. Besides, who hasn’t turned off the alarm on their phone in the morning, only to begin checking emails and sinking into the pool of stress that can ensue from bad news, something going wrong at work, or bills coming up? You don’t need to start your day like that.
Keep your phone away from your bed and buy yourself a proper alarm clock to create a distraction-free zone made for sleeping.
4. Have a Consistent Sleep Schedule
Most people require 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Some need more or less, but it’s important to find what works for you and stick to it. Having a regular sleep schedule allows your body to get into a rhythm. This is how you begin to wake up before your alarm feeling refreshed and ready for the day. For grown-ups, the hard part is going to bed at a particular time everyday.
5. Establish a Night time Routine
This takes us nicely into the final point about setting up night time routines. In addition to having the bedtime window, you want to establish a regular routine that allows you to wind down so you can fall asleep easily. For some people, reading is the absolute best way to wind down in bed. After an hour of reading a captivating story, the mind is cleared of all worries and eyelids starts getting heavy and ready to drop. For some its listening to music or watching a movie. Find your sleeping pill and make use of it.
Try any one of these things, have a glass of water before bed tonight and see how much fresher you feel in the morning. Then as a bonus, have some glasses of lukewarm water as soon as you wake up to get a great day started.