Are you wondering how to wake up in the morning when all you really want to do is stay warm and cozy under the duvet?
Me too… let me know when you find the answer!
I’m just kidding! However, it’s true that I used to struggle so badly with getting up in the mornings too!
But did you know your morning routine directly impacts your whole day?
So if you want to have a more productive and healthy day then you’re going to love these how to wake up in the morning tips below.
Reasons Why You Struggle To Wake Up
There are a ton of reasons why you might struggle to wake up in the mornings…
You might be waking up tired due to medical reasons (which should be checked out by a doctor)… Or you could be suffering in the morning from bad lifestyle decisions… eeek!
Oh hey, there’s no judgment here but if you’re not happy with how you wake up in the morning then you have to be honest with yourself…
Are you tired as a consequence of your own decisions?
Take a look at the following reasons why you could be struggling to wake in the mornings and see if you can relate to any of them…
- Sleep deprivation/overtiredness which means a severe lack of sleep
- Sleep Apnea where you intermittently stop breathing during sleep.
- Parasomnias such as sleepwalking and sleep talking
- Anxiety and Stress which can cause you to lay awake worrying
- Chronic Pain which can make getting comfortable extremely difficult
- Overeating the night before which leaves you groggy in the morning
- Going to bed too late can mean you’re not getting enough sleep
- Disrupted circadian rhythms due to shift work
- Too much caffeine late in the day can keep you up long into the night
- Young children waking you in the night
As you can see, there are many reasons why you could be struggling to wake up in the mornings.
The key is to identify which ones might be affecting your morning tiredness levels… and do what you can to fix the issue.
Additionally, there are 5 specific things you can do to help yourself feel more awake in the morning!
Let’s get to it…
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How To Wake Up In The Morning: 5 Easy Tips To Wake Up Better Everyday
1. Stop Snoozing
The single most important factor that will help you wake up in the morning is to just get straight out of bed.
It feels like the hardest thing in the world to do when you feel tired…
But once you’re up and out of bed your body will start to wake up and you’ll realize it wasn’t so bad after all!
If you want to force yourself to get out of bed then the simplest way is to move your alarm clock to the other side of the room so you’ve no choice but to get out of bed to stop it when it sounds.
2. Hydrate Your Body With Water
Hydrating your body is one of the healthiest ways to wake yourself up in the morning.
But instead of reaching for a cup of coffee (which can interfere with your cortisol levels), start your day with a large glass of water!
That doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy your coffee after…
But drinking water first thing in the morning increases your alertness, boosts your metabolism, and fuels your brain!
3. Eat Right For You
There are big debates among health experts about whether or not you should eat breakfast.
And I’m no health expert so I won’t weigh in on the argument.
But, there are good arguments for both eating breakfast and for fasting in the morning.
So what’s best?
The answer is simple… the best option is what feels right for you and your body…
If you find yourself not having energy as a result of skipping breakfast then try eating a healthy breakfast that fuels you for the morning.
However, if you already eat breakfast and feel groggy after, then try changing the type of breakfast you eat or even give a small morning fast a try.
4. Stretch Your Body
You don’t have to do a full-on morning workout but simply getting your body moving will increase your energy levels almost immediately.
Try some simple stretches, go for a short brisk walk, or if you have time, give yoga a try!
5. Shower Power
A nice hot bath or shower can help you feel sleepy before bed but what about using the shower as a way to help you wake up in the morning?
Well, there’s actually a right way to shower and a wrong way to shower when you want to feel more energized in the morning.
The trick is to switch the water temperature to cold for about 30 seconds towards the end of your shower for a boost of alertness that lasts all morning!
Before You Go To Another Post…
There are many potential causes to your moring tiredness but as you can see, there are easy things you can do right now to make yourself feel more awake in the morning.
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