Envious of friends and family who can get up in the morning with relative ease?
Frustrated that you can’t hop out of bed, grab a coffee and head out for a jog? You’re probably a night owl.
Don’t worry, everyone is wired differently, and your night owl tendencies exist because that’s how your body likes it.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t try out a few techniques to make waking up each morning a breeze!
Check out these tips below…
Set a Routine
For many, alarm clocks can be a constant source of pain.
Due to modern day working hours, the majority of us need to wake up early. The only issue is that alarm clocks tend to go off during our sleep cycles.
The majority of us tend to wake groggy and grouchy, clutching our heads and squinting at the sunshine.
Fancy a great way to get around this?
Avoid alarm clocks! Set a nightly routine and head to bed at the same time each evening, this way, you’ll start waking at the same time each morning.
For a 7am get up, head to bed at 10pm, you’ll head through all your sleep cycles, get your full nine hours, and wake rested and ready for the day…naturally!
Although this tip might not be for everyone, if you’re serious about sorting your sleep schedule and becoming an early bird, it could be a good idea to ditch the caffeine.
Studies have shown that even stopping caffeine consumption after your midday meal can still have a negative effect on your sleep pattern, and a poor sleep pattern means a rough wake up.
We’ve compiled a list of delicious caffeine alternatives, check them out here.
Ditching the caffeine could result in a deeper sleep and an easier get up, everyone is different, but it might be worth trialling no caffeine to see how your body reacts!
Turn off those electronics
Blue light can have a massively negative effect on your overall sleep health as it convinces your body that it is still daylight, leading to poor sleep and difficult wake ups.
A great way to get around this is to ditch the technology at least one hour before bed, maybe grab a book or listen to an audiobook before you doze.
Make a morning playlist
Music has been directly linked to an increase in serotonin levels.
Compile a feel good playlist to put on as soon as you wake up to boost your mood and lead to you feeling much more awake!