Most of the time the one thing holding you back from the best day ever is simply a good nights sleep. In this article we are going to breakdown the 10 effortless tricks for waking up earlier.
1. No Coffee After 2pm
Save your cup of coffee for the mornings.
Ceffeine can interfere with sleep for over six hours after your drink it, even if you aren’t aware of it.
To limit your chances of sleep disruptions, stop drinking caffeine after 2.
2. Limit Alcohol Intake
Alcohol makes yo feel drowsy. So while it helps you fall asleep, drinking it immediately before going to bed will interfere with your sleep patterns–especially deep REM sleep.
3. Set A Bedtime Alarm
Waking up earlier is hard enough, but worse when you didn’t go to sleep on time.
There’s a name for that, it’s called bedtime procrastination. Set an alarm for an hour before bedtime to remind yourself it’s time to start winding down.
4. Get a Nighttime Routine
Around the same time every night start brushing your teeth, laying out your pajamas, reading a novel, or taking a bath.
Keeping a regular nighttime routine will help your brain recognize when it’s time to shift into sleep mode.
5. Turn Of all Electronics
–at least one hour before bedtime. The blue light emitting from your device interferes with melatonin production.
6. Adjust Gradually
Take your time adjusting your sleep/wake schedule. You can’t shift from being a night owl to an early bird overnight.
By gradually setting back your wake up time 15 minutes at a time you’ll shift into an earlier morning routine within a month.
7. Take A Bath
Take a bath to raise your body’s temperature a few degrees. The cooling down phase after the bath mimics your body’s natural temperature drop in the evening relaxing you.
8. Get Out Of Bed
The hardest part… it’s best to just do it without thinking about it. Try putting your alarm clock across the room so you have to get up in order to turn it off.
Once you’re out of bed you’ll be more motivated to stay up, and you’re struggle of waking up earlier will be over.