Waking up early means for many people that they have to ‘start up’. In the evening you dive into bed on time to start the new week fit. Still, you wake up tired in the morning and snooze your alarm clock at least three times before getting out of bed. Well, that results in you getting out of bed just too late and having to hurry. If only you had gotten up a little earlier…
These tips will help you wake up more easily.
The sleep cycle
In order not to wake up tired in the morning, it is important to know how much sleep you really need. Eight hours is often seen as sufficient, while this can vary greatly per person. In addition, it is nice to plan that you do not wake up in the middle of a sleep cycle. Sleep cycles last about 90 minutes, during which you go through light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep. If you wake up in the middle of such a cycle, you often feel confused, tired and groggy. So if you sleep for six or seven and a half hours, you’ve had four or five complete sleep cycles. In addition, your body also loves routine, so by going to sleep around the same time every day and getting up at the same time, you will also wake up fresher.
Not only in the evening, but also in the morning, having a routine is nice for your body. This way your inner autopilot will turn on and you don’t have to consciously make an effort. we know, the temptation to snooze is great, but this will only make you more tired. As annoying as it sounds, putting your alarm clock on the other side of the room forces you to get out of bed and makes it easier to stay up and start your day.
Learning a new habit
That routine has to start somewhere. It is useful to keep in mind that you cannot just learn a new habit. Your body needs one to three months for this. So hold on! Therefore, take the time to let your body get used to your morning routine. For example, do you want to get up an hour earlier? Then do this gradually by setting your alarm a little earlier each day. This gives your body a chance to get used to it.
Open the curtains
If you’re still sleepy when you wake up, open the curtains right away. Light gives your brain a signal that the day has started. Once your brain receives these signals, it’s easier to wake up.
The perfect morning
By starting the day with annoying chores you won’t wake up happy and we don’t want that. So start your day with something fun, this also makes getting up a lot easier. This can be done, for example, by listening to your favorite music, drinking a nice cup of coffee or waking up with a nice series. Choose something you like and that will help you get started in the morning.
Meal prep! By preparing these breakfasts in advance you will never forget to eat in the morning