” Comfortably in your cozy bed,wrapped with smooth & fluffy blankets,away from the cold in another world of delicious joy & endless happiness ….. AND THEN THE ALARM GOES ON … !
At 6 AM, most of us are lucky if we have the energy to reach for a cup of coffee.If you are a morning person,then you are extremely lucky because there are some people[Like me :P] who hit the snooze button at least a dozen times before crawling out of bed.Lets fix that (huge !) problem so that we can all be morning person & feel less drowsy in the morning xD .Some ideas are listed below & hope it will help 🙂
1. DON’T HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON
Indeed,some people hit the snooze button to get some 10 minutes of extra sleep but it actually makes it harder for you to wake up. That 10 minutes of extra sleep disrupts your cycle cycle & make you fall asleep for 1 hour instead
If you avoid going back to sleep during the first snooze cycle (around nine minutes), your chances of staying awake and feeling energetic skyrocket. Instead of going back to sleep, jump out of bed and do something productive such as getting a glass of water and doing a few yoga stretches. “After nine minutes, your alarm will ring again and you’ve made it,”
2.THROW THE KEY !
The night before you go to bed, lock your alarm clock or phone in a box next to your bed. Hide the key outside of your bedroom before you go to bed so that you’re forced to get up before you can turn off your annoying alarm and reunite with your phone once more
3. USE PHONES APPS OR TRICKY ALARMS CLOCK [TO TRICK YOU !]
There are some apps that you can download which allows you to set an alarm & then when the alarm rings up,you need to wake up & do tasks like shaking your phone,solve a mathematical puzzle or match shapes & colors etc ,only when you finish those tasks,the alarm will stop ringing & unlock your phone ! Plus,it also rings 30 minutes later after the first alarm & you need to do another wake up tasks to make sure that you are really off bed.Nice way to stimulate the brain & say goodbye to the lazy sleep!
4.PUT CHEWING GUMS OR A SUGARY THING[LIKE M&MS,CHOCOLATE OR EVEN A FRUIT] ON YOUR BED SHELF
If you are having trouble to wake up,just take a piece of the sugary stuff & eat it. The sugar in it stimulate your brain & you will be able to wake up more easily
Also,Eat an orange or grapefruit for breakfast. The smell of citrus boosts serotonin, the hormone that puts you in a positive, uplifted mood
5.MAKE YOUR BED JUST AFTER WAKING UP
The first to do in the morning is to make your bed.Making your bed require some physical efforts & physical activity can wake up ! Jump /dance /sing while making your bed,it will not only reduce stress but also make you feel more active 😀
6.SET 2 OR MORE ALARMS
It’s a simple trick,just put one alarm beside your bed & another one far from your bed. The second alarm should be set to ring only 12 minutes after the first.
If you have the habit of hitting the snooze button,you will press it on the 1st alarm & after 12 minutes,the second will ring & you will have to get up,walk & then switch it off.Getting up out of the bed & walking reduces the probability for you to again walk to your bed & again lift your blanket for another sleep
7.BRUSH YOUR TEETH OUTSIDE
Brushing your teeth outside makes you feel more awake.The secret is the sun rays will make you feel more energized & also don’t forget to enjoy the fresh cool air which will instantly make your sleep vanish! And why not,a small morning wallk? And if you cannot go outside to brush your teeth,make sure that your bedroom/bathroom is well lit with lights on or windows open
8.STICK MOTIVATIONAL NOTES ON THE ROOF FACING YOUR BED
This tip actually work.Just take some cool coloured neon sharpie pens & some big notes paper & write inspirational quotes that will motivate you to get up in the morning & get work done & encourage you to achieve something.After that just stick it to the roof wall facing your bed!The first thing in the morning your eyes will see are those sticky bright quotes & you will get all the motivation you need to get out of bed.
9.PERPPERMINT TOOTHPASTE OR SMELL ?
The smell of peppermint stimulates your body’s trigeminal nerve, giving you an energy boost. Brushing your teeth with peppermint toothpaste first thing is a great way to perk up. Do it before you have anything to eat, since brushing immediately after eating isn’t very good for your teeth.
If you don’t like peppermint toothpaste, keep a bottle of peppermint essential oil or a few peppermints on hand and inhale the the scent deeply. This will have the exact same effect as using peppermint toothpaste.
10.LISTEN TO MUSIC
Listening to music in the morning can really help & if you have some extra time,you can go on the internet & since screens emit lights ,that can make you feel less sleepy
If you’re continuously struggling with getting up in the morning, bribe yourself. You know yourself best, so you’ll know what will be most effective. Choose something small and tangible. And make it daily, so there’s a reward every morning.For e.g If I make it,I will reward myself with (idk a burger at McDonald’s or a chocolate etc..)
12.Do A HAPPY DANCE
This might sound crazy & funny & yeah childish .. but this method is really effective. Just do a happy dance with your dog when you are preparing breakfast for e.g,Say goodbye to stress,negative vibes & sleep
13.ICE WATER OR SPOONS
Splashing your face with ice-cold water as you get up shocks your brain, and opens up your eyes. If you’re brave enough, you can also try turning your shower knob to the coldest setting for 10 seconds before getting out (which will also give your hair some extra shine—bonus!) If you’re really dedicated, place two spoons on the fridge or freezer the night before and lay them over your eyes in the morning for a cooling, de-puffing fix.
14. STRECH IN BED
Try stretching in bed [like cats do ] to make your muscles more active,making your blood fill your cells giving you a boost of energy. Drowsiness will soon disappear
If you are still not a morning person,never give up & try to see which method works for you 🙂 Hope you enjoyed today’s article 😀
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Information not intended as medical advice. If you suspect that you have a sleep disorder or other,please contact a doctor.And please note that all people are different & those tips may or may not work.
Take care everyone 🙂