Many people ignore the advantages of waking up early in the morning. Waking up early helps you to get done with your work easily. Waking up early helps you in having a productive day. You feel refreshed if you wake early in the morning.
Today, I will be sharing some tips with you on how to wake up early in the morning without feeling sleepy the entire day. For some initial days, you might face problems in waking up early and feel lethargic all day. But if you follow these steps consistently, you will see the difference. After some days, you will have the habit of waking up early.
Tips for Waking up Early in the Morning
Set the time
Always set the time of when you want to sleep and when you want to wake up. This practice helps you to realize the exact time at which you should sleep at night and wake up in the morning. Having a time set can be really helpful as your mind knows when is the right time to sleep and wake up. Prepare yourself to wake up early by setting the alarm or keeping the curtains open.
If you want to wake up early it is crucial to sleep early. You have to complete at least 7-9 hours of sleep. Sleeping at 1 am or 2 am and waking up at 6 am can ruin your health because your sleep schedule should have 7-9 hours of sound sleep. In the initial days, try to sleep 15-30 minutes earlier than usual. And then gradually increase the time to 1 or 2 hours as you want. After some days, you will have the perfect sleep time.
Keep your alarm clock away from your bed
You can use this trick to wake up early in the morning. Just keep your alarm somewhere far from your bed. Make sure you keep a loud sound. In the morning, to even snooze the alarm, you have to get up from your bed. This will eventually help you to wake up and instead of snoozing the alarm, you might wake up. As soon as you get up from the bed to snooze or stop your alarm, make sure that you do not sleep again.
Have a reason to wake up early
It will be difficult for you to wake up early in the morning without any reason or purpose. Having a purpose such as work, yoga, meditation, exercise, etc. can help you wake up early. If you do not have a purpose you might want to sleep a little more because you do not have anything to do. A deadline or an important task will help you wake up early.
No food or caffeine at night
Avoid eating food or having coffee at night. Caffeine disturbs your sleep schedule. You should drink coffee at least 5 hours before you are going to sleep and not after that. Eating food late at night is problematic for your digestive system. It can affect your sleep quality and sleep schedule as well.
Decrease the screen time
Screen time is the time we spend on laptops, desktops, and cell phones. Excessive screen time affects our sleep quality and interrupts the sleep schedule. You should not watch any screen for at least an hour before your sleep time. This will help you to have a sound sleep which will further help you to wake up early and on time.
Make this a habit even on the weekend
It is often observed that you always sleep late at night and wake up late in the morning during the weekends. This can affect your sleep schedule. You have to be consistent with waking up early for the entire week. Consistency will help you develop the habit of waking up early.
Maintain a Habit tracker
You should maintain a habit tracker for your sleep. A habit tracker is basically a tracker which helps you to keep a note of your habits. In this case, a habit tracker will help you to track the sleep time and wake-up time of all the days of a month. Then you can check and evaluate your sleep schedule.
Avoid sleeping in the afternoon
I know many of you might have the habit of sleeping in the afternoon. Sleeping for 15-20 minutes i.e. taking a nap of 15-20 minutes is not wrong. But sleeping for 1 hour or more in the afternoon can be problematic. Sleeping for a long time in the afternoon can affect your sleep schedule. Sleeping in the afternoon can disturb your entire sleep routine. Taking a nap is fine as that can refresh your mood and make you more productive for the rest of the day.
Things to do after waking up
Even after waking up early, you might feel sleepy or might want to go back to bed. So to tackle these problems, I will suggest some tips which you can follow
- The first thing you should do in the morning is, try to stay awake for 10 mins. If you are awake for 10 minutes, you won’t feel sleepy after that. The first 10-15 mins are hard for you to stay awake.
- Drink a glass of warm water.
- You should exercise or meditate. This will make you feel refreshed in the morning.
I have tried some of these tips and have seen a visible difference in my sleep schedule. I am also able to wake up earlier than usual. It does take time to convert that into a habit, but I feel you should give it a try.
Frequently asked questions
How much sleep is necessary for the human body?
For adults, you should sleep at least 7 to 9 hours a day. 7 hours of sleep is the essential for your body. Do not sleep excessively as that can also affect your health.
How to sleep early at night?
It might be difficult for someone to sleep early on the initial days. So you can read or listen to calm and slow music, this will help you sleep better. You need to calm your mind before sleeping. You can even take a cold water shower or wear wet socks for a sound sleep.
How much time does our body take for building the habit of waking up early?
The time taken to build this habit eventually differs from person to person. But it might at least take 1 -2 months to develop a habit of waking up early. So you have to be consistent for around 2 months to build this habit.