For most of us, the toughest part of every morning is simply getting out of our beds. And falling out of it aimlessly is the most terrible way to motivate yourself for getting out of that cozy corner! Though initially, we all face problems in rising with the sun, in fact, it seems like a life long struggle but that’s not always going to happen. Instead, think about those positive tasks you will be doing throughout your day to make you jump out of your bed. Fuel the desire for waking up early. Avoid medications and turn towards what is natural. Follow the below-mentioned tips to ease your elusive sleep patterns and hence wake up early feeling fresh and energized. These are all natural ways to sleep better at night and consequently develop some healthy sleep habits for adults. Because when you sleep better, that is how you even wake up feeling better.
Understand the benefits
So, before setting your target to wake up early, try and understand why you need to do so! Because once you comprehend the positive reasons behind something only then will it motivate you to achieve your purpose. Once you identify the benefits, only then will the below mentioned tips on getting a good night’s sleep effectively work. And also identify how that good night sleep helps you wake up early. Therefore, learn about the benefits of waking up with the sun, and know how it is beneficial to shape a healthy you!
Cultivate that mental environment
Waking your brain up is as important as waking you up physically So create that environment where you can develop the habit. Read, watch or listen to things related to waking up with the sun. Fill in the gaps of your days with inspiring stories about those people who are/ were early risers and also successful. Remind yourself about its importance every day. So this way even though it’s a hazy winter morning, your mind would feel compelled to rise up because you immersed yourself in this routine. This gradually increases your productive tendencies. It also helps shape a routine and you train yourself to be an early riser.
Aim for something that’s “Realistic” not “Unreasonable”
Essentially, this tip refers to the “time you used to wake up earlier” and the “time you wish to get up now”. So for instance, if 7 am is usually your time for waking up then just not aim to directly get up by 5 am. Aim for something realistic and start gradually. Aim to wake up by 6:15 am, then 5:45 am, then 5.15 am and so on.
Be stern with your target
Initially, it can take some time for you and your body to adjust to the new routine but just don’t compromise because the cycle isn’t setting. This is from my personal experience that eventually it becomes a habit and you’ll be thankful for this refreshing custom.
Distant your alarm clock
So the best way for waking up early in the morning is not to keep your alarm clock close to your bed. Doing this prevents you from hitting the snooze button again and again. And it also restricts you from going back to bed. You get the chance to wake up, turn off your alarm and leave your cozy corner.
Exercise during the day
You shouldn’t force your body to sleep and wake early. Instead, work on taking such steps that make you fall asleep easily so you rise with full vigour. So exercise, practice yoga or meditate during the day. Because the whole point is to make you see yourself as a fit person and not exhaust you physically. This gets rid of at least one reason that makes you anxious at night. And when you have lesser worries on mind, you sleep peacefully and hence wake up with that jump.
Consume a light dinner
It isn’t all a mental struggle. And the quality of sleep is also an important factor. But if “what can help me sleep better” is your question, then consider lessening your dinner portions. Lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper. This is the real key to balancing your body’s working at night. Avoid eating a heavy meal. Shun the intake of oily & sweets food items. Make your stomach feel light. This definitely turns away the tide of obesity and also work for the betterment of your sleep cycle.
Take a cold water shower
Need help getting to sleep? Yes, a cold water bath has several benefits. Basically, your body temperature also plays an essential role in getting a good night sleep. So if you are going to have a shower, make it a cold one as the warm water raises your body temperature, which actually falls around 10 p.m. Cold water shower increases your concentration level, awakens the senses and also enable your mind to be more alert on waking up.
Drink water before bedtime
Drinking a glass of water before you sleep helps flush out the toxins/waste in your body. Though intake of a lot of water isn’t suggested but one or two glasses do no harm. In fact, it helps your bladder to function well and forces you to wake up early in the morning with an urge to urinate. But ensure to skip this step if you are suffering from the problem of frequent urination.
Ditch your gadgets
Your electronic devices like mobile phone, tablet, laptop, PC or TV apparently messes up instead of improving sleep patterns. These gadgets delay your sleeping time restricting you from getting up early in the morning. And obviously, you won’t be able to wake up early when you are up till late night, using those gadgets. So try and switch them off before going to bed. And if you cannot avoid using them at least dim their brightness so you don’t strain your eyes.
Leave the bed once you are up
You would definitely agree that staying in bed even after waking up puts you back to sleep. So it is always recommended to avoid making excuses for staying in bed and is better to get off it as soon as possible.
Believe In Yourself
Beyond every advice is the advice to believe in you. Because a lot of times, the reason for our failure is the lack of confidence and the belief in one’s own self. Understand that nothing is impossible, and waking up early isn’t at all a challenging task. In fact, it’s not at all a task; it’s just and should be a part of your routine.
Please Note: You don’t have to try these all at once. Start slow and gradually reach your target. Don’t forget to consult your doctor in case of any critical illness.