Do you find waking up to your morning alarm hard? Do you wake up low on energy when sleeping should actually refresh your mind and body? Do you have to rush to your office because you keep putting your alarm to snooze till the last minute? Do you feel that you never get enough sleep even if you have slept for 8-10 hours?
Having a good morning is necessary to keep you productive and energetic throughout the day. If you are looking for ways to get out of bed in the morning faster with high energy; here are a couple of suggestions for you.
10 Ways To Get Out of Bed Faster and Have More Energy in the Morning
1. Manage your sleep cycle
The sleep cycle is also called a ‘circadian cycle’. Luckily, it is possible for us to manage our sleep-wake cycle using the body clock or circadian cycle. Here’s how:
- Go to bed at the same time for about 14 days and wake up only when your body feels like. You can follow this practice in your vacations.
- Count the number of hours that you slept for.
- After about a week you would realize that you have started to wake up at the same time every day.
- Now, time your clock based on the number of hours that your body requires sleep for.
- This would help you in waking up easily in the morning without feeling tired.
2. Sleep early
Staying up late at night results in insomnia, which makes it hard for a person to fall asleep thus making it even harder for him to wake up. Because our body, on average, needs 8-9 hours sleep daily and if it does not get to sleep for this duration, you would wake up tired.
So, another key for you to wake up early is sleeping early.
3. Decrease light in your room
Exposure to bright light reduces the levels of melatonin in our body. Melatonin is a hormone in charge of regulating our sleep-wake cycle; it is also called as ‘sleep’ or ‘night-time’ hormone. Level of melatonin builds up in darkness and helps us to have a sound sleep.
Hence it is advised for you to have as minimal light as possible in the room while you are going to bed.
4. Put away your mobile, tablets and other electronic media devices
Another reason for the decreased level of melatonin is our habit of watching T.V or using phones, laptops, and tablets while going to bed. This will reduce the duration of your sound sleep keeping you low all day.
Therefore, if you really wish to wake up fresh, it is necessary for you to go to sleep without watching TV or using the phone.
5. Open the curtain before going to sleep
Have you ever thought about the sleeping ways of people who lived before the widespread introduction of electricity or invention of alarm clocks? They regulated their sleep cycles with the sunlight. As I have explained earlier, light has an important role in your sleep.
Opening your curtains before going to sleep will make your body able to get sunlight. Sunlight is a source of vitamin D for your body and is helpful in keeping you healthy.
6. Work-out in the morning
Working out a little, even if it is a short walk, will replenish your body with energy and will help you perform better at your work.
You should go for a walk, for at least 5 to 10 minutes, in the morning. If a walk is difficult; try doing some yoga or stretching your muscles a bit. This would improve the blood circulation in your body, increasing the blood flow to the brain, thus making your brain alert instantly.
7. Put your alarm clocks away
Another way to wake up easily in the morning is to keep your alarm clock away from your bed. In this way, you will have to get out of your bed even if you wish to snooze it. Therefore, it will prove helpful for you to wake up to your alarm.
You can use loud sounds or some upbeat music as your alarm tone or you can even try light alarms along with it. It is totally fine to use more than one type of alarm to wake up.
8. Have some snacks before going to bed.
Another reason for waking up tired is the low levels of energy in your body. If you eat some cookies or sandwiches to replenish your body’s energy levels during the night, you would wake up refreshed the next morning.
9. Drink water before going to sleep
Drinking water before going to sleep would increase the rate of metabolism in your body and hydrate it ahead of the coming water loss due to sweating during the night. This would make you wake up fresh and energetic in the morning quite easily.
10. Drink coffee or tea
Caffeinated drinks like coffee and tea are proven to stimulate your mind. Thus having such drinks right after waking would make the drowsiness go away and you would feel energetic and fresh.
Health-related benefits of getting enough sleep
Sleeping plays a very important role in keeping you healthy. Following are some health-related benefits of sleep:
1. A healthy heart
Having an adequate amount of sleep at night will keep your blood pressure and cholesterol low, thus keeping your heart healthy.
2. Prevention of cancer
People working late at night are at a higher risk of developing these diseases than those who sleep early because; melatonin plays an important role in reducing the risks of colon and breast cancer.
Hence, you can potentially avoid cancer by having enough sleep at night.
3. Reduced stress
Insufficient sleep keeps various body systems alert, leading to the production of stress hormones in your body.
Furthermore, having enough sleep can make your skin healthy, improve your memory and cognitive abilities, making you smarter in general.
Having less than 6-7 hours of sleep at night can lead to serious health related issues for your body. Hence, you should try your best to go to sleep early, minimizing the use of electronic devices well before your set time, so that you can have a longer duration of a sound sleep.