Waking up grumpy or finding it very difficult to get out of bed sounds like you? The lost nights, the late bedtime, the stimulants you have before sleep and many other factors can influence the way you wake up in the morning.
Even if you like to stay up late at night, it is advisable to set a better time for sleep. Insufficient rest can make you irritable, but it can also make it difficult to wake up in the morning. Yes, you can make small exceptions on the weekend, but on busy days it is necessary to rest more. These hacks will supercharge your mornings.
Do not keep the alarm clock or mobile phone close to the bed
Even if you snooze the alarm when it goes off, you still won’t feel better when you wake up. If, however, you leave the alarm further away from the bed, there are chances that you will feel more motivated to wake up.
Let the light in
Immediately after waking up, put aside the curtains, drapes, or go out on the balcony. Natural light helps the normal functioning of the brain and the internal clock, which intervenes in the regulation of sleep. If you struggle with thought disorders or suffer from affective disorder or depression, try a solar lamp. This can improve your mood and you can feel more active.
Find a daily pleasure
To fight the pleasure of staying in the bed every morning, you can try, instead, to have a pleasant activity every morning. For example, you can browse your favorite blog while having breakfast or read a newspaper. Any activity that brings you pleasure can drive away sleepiness.
Enjoy a coffee or a tea
The caffeine contained in coffee stimulates the brain substances, serotonin and dopamine. They improve your mood, increase your energy level and help you concentrate. If you don’t like coffee, opt for green or black tea. They contain natural caffeine and other beneficial components.
Establish an exercise program
Physical exercises stimulate blood circulation and improve the functioning of the nervous system. Moreover, they can keep you alert for hours after you’ve finished training. Physical exercises improve general health and the fight against fatigue and insomnia.
Reduce the light in the evening
Strong light in the evening can reduce the level of melatonin (the hormone that helps you fall asleep). However, do not take into account only the lamps, but also the light from the phone, computer or television. It is necessary to reduce these stimulants before going to bed.
Avoid drinking alcohol in the evening
Alcohol can induce sleepiness. However, it can make it difficult for you to fall asleep and make you feel grumpy in the morning. It is recommended not to consume alcohol 2-3 hours before going to bed.
Take melatonin supplements
This hormone prepares the body for sleep. Melatonin plays an important role in maintaining the circadian rhythm as well. If you have insomnia, melatonin supplements can help. However, stick to a small dose (0.3-1 milligram), administered one hour before going to bed, however, before taking this supplement, talk to your doctor.