Do you struggle to wake up early for work or school? If so, you’re not alone. While it certainly isn’t uncommon to want to hit the snooze button, it isn’t exactly healthy to wake up feeling tired and lethargic.
If you want to start your day on the right side of the bed, so to speak, all it takes are a few smart tips for improving your night’s sleep. Here are some handy ideas that will help you to wake up early.
- Set your bedroom temperature to a few degrees cooler than the usual temperature. If you usually set your temperature at, say, 68 degrees Fahrenheit, try turning it down to 66 degrees when you go to sleep at night. Studies show that humans sleep much better at cooler temperatures, and a good night’s sleep means a much easier time waking up in the morning.
- Set your alarm and place it somewhere far away from the bed. Many people have issues with the dreaded snooze button, and hitting the button too many times can result in being late to work. If you have to physically get out of bed in order to turn off the alarm, you’re much more likely to wake up — and stay up.
- Invest in comfortable bedding and sleepwear. If you’re having a hard time falling asleep or getting a high quality night’s rest, then you might want to try switching out your bedding with temperature regulating sheets that keep you cool and comfortable all night long. People who struggle with nighttime temperature issues also benefit from moisture wicking pajamas, which can improve your night’s sleep and make it easier to hop out of bed feeling well rested.
- The most foolproof way to wake up earlier in the morning: go to bed earlier. It may seem simple, but shutting off all of your electronics, putting away the books and turning off the television at least an hour before bed can help you to fall into a restful night’s sleep earlier, which will make you feel much better once morning rolls around.