5 Simple Tricks to Get You Up in the Morning
When your alarm clock goes off in the morning, are you bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready to get going? Chances are the answer is no.
Like many Americans, you likely prefer to hit the snooze button and spend five extra minutes sleeping (or 10…or 20 if you’re anything like us). However, if you procrastinate, you may wind up snoozing later than you expect, and ultimately, spend the rest of the day playing catch-up. To avoid the dangers of oversleeping – here are seven simple tricks you can use to ensure you’re able to get up in the morning quickly and effortlessly.
1. Develop a Consistent Sleep Routine
To develop a regular sleep routine, you’ll want to establish a schedule for the hours leading up to bedtime. For instance, exercising then enjoying a healthy dinner and relaxing before bed can help you wind down after a busy day. Don’t forget to power down your electronics at least two hours before bedtime, as this may make it easier for you to fall asleep and enjoy ample rest throughout the evening.
2. Try Not to Nap Too Much During the Day
A prolonged nap can knock you out of your sleep routine instantly. Thus, you should try to limit your nap time during the day to improve your chances of getting consistent sleep at night.
Typically, a 20- to 30-minute nap in the afternoon could help you maintain your daily productivity and efficiency without affecting your nighttime sleep routine. A nap that extends beyond a half-hour, however, could disrupt your sleep routine and your ability to wake up in the morning.
3. Place Your Alarm Clock in the Right Spot in Your Bedroom
Think carefully about where you set up your alarm clock. Is there a place in your bedroom where you can hear and see your alarm but it’s just out of reach from where you lie in bed? Bingo! That’s probably the best place to put it.
You’re more likely to press the snooze button on an alarm clock that is right next to your bed than one that requires getting up to turn it off. Placing an alarm clock on the opposite side of your bedroom will do wonders to jumpstart your day.
4. Get Physical!
There’s nothing to get your blood flowing and endorphins pumping like a little physical activity. A few jumping jacks or a downward dog or two can get your heart pumping and get you motivated for the day. Plus, if you get your exercise in early in the day, you don’t have to worry about exercising later on when you might feel less motivated to do so.
5. Eat a Breakfast of Champions
Food can be a great motivator to get you out of bed. If you have an especially hard time getting out of bed, consider doing some breakfast prep the night before. Something tasty waiting for you in the kitchen makes facing the day that much more delicious. The right food can also give you the necessary fuel to feel energized and ready to go.
6. Stimulate Your Brain
To feel awake, you’ll need your brain stimulated as well as your body. Consider finding an activity will make you engage your mind muscles and stir you from sleepiness. Puzzles or online games can be great way to get your brain working. Wordle, anyone? Alternatively, a YouTube video of your choice might be just the thing— be it a horror movie trailer to get the adrenaline pumping or a comedy clip to laugh your way into the day. Calling a friend or family member (who you know is already awake) may also be the thing to kick your brain into day mode.
7. Find the Right Mattress
A top-notch mattress can make a world of difference for sleepers because it will allow you to rest comfortably for hours. At Sit ‘n Sleep, we supply many best-in-class mattresses that can make it simple for sleepers of all ages to get restful sleep every night. Don’t let the day get away from you by repeatedly pounding the snooze button. Use these tricks, and you’ll be better equipped to wake up in the morning. The best news about getting the day going? You have your wonderful bed to look forward to when the day is done!