Night owls have a hard time waking up early. However, waking up late will affect your daily routine and increase your stress levels. Getting up early has many health benefits: you’ll feel more energetic and productive. Also, you’ll lower your risk of depression. Here are some smart tips to become a morning person:
1. Put the alarm on the other side of the room
This trick is simple yet effective: put the alarm on the other side of the room. If you need to get out of bed to turn it off, you’ll be less likely to go back into bed.Once you are out of bed, it is much easier to stay out of it.
2. Allow the morning light wake you up
Our body clocks are sensitive to light and dark. The easiest way to wake up in the morning is to sleep with your curtains open so that your body gradually wakes with the light. Or you can read emails. The light from your computer screen keeps your brain alert and prevents you from sleeping.
3. Organize yourself the night before
There is nothing worse than rushing around in a morning. Take 15 minutes the night before to pick your work outfit. Speed your morning routine. Begin your morning preparations the night before. Also, make sure that packed lunch is ready to go.
4. Exercise in the morning
Start your day than with a great workout. Exercise before work is a great way to wake up your mind and body. Also, exercise will give you the energy boost to get you through the day and help to improve your mood. It also relieves stress, helps you sleep better and improve memory. And even more, exercise can reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases and help you lose weight.
5. Go to bed earlier
We all know that sleep is important for our health. Sleep plays such a key role in generally keeping us alive. People need to sleep 7 to 9 hours each night to function optimally. You need to train your body to wake up early. If you want to wake up at 6 a.m., your bedtime is going to have to be 9:30 or 11 p.m.
6. Start slow
Instead of drastically changing your routine, start small. Set your alarm 20 minutes earlier for a couple days. This will give you the chance to adjust to an earlier start.
7. Drink water instead of coffee
Caffeine is not a good energy enhancer. Water is a healthy alternative to coffee. The caffeine in coffee increases catecholamines, your stress hormones and decreases insulin sensitivity, making it difficult for your cells to respond appropriately to blood sugar. Caffeine causes fast heart rate, palpitations, diuresis, nausea and vomiting, and insomnia or shallow sleep. A recent study has found that people who consumed coffee on a daily basis, had a higher risk of developing diabetes than people who didn’t’ drink coffee every day or didn’t dinky coffee at all.