Waking up early can be difficult and requires a lot of commitment. However, it has many positive health benefits such as improved productivity, better concentration, long-lasting energy, and improved quality of sleep.
There are several things you can do to wake up early. Below are some simple tips to help you become an early riser.
1. Set a sleep schedule
Train your body to fall asleep earlier as it helps you get up earlier the next morning. For adults, seven to nine hours of sleep per night is advised to get enough sleep and wake up feeling refreshed. Stick to your sleep schedule and in the end, your body will begin waking up naturally.
2. Improve Your Eating habit
Healthy eating increases your energy and makes you sleep better. Eating foods that are unhealthy drain your energy and make you feel sluggish. For you to sleep early and sound, try incorporating foods that increase energy into your diets such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
3. Exercise Regularly
Exercise enhances sleep and conditions that cause excessive sleeping and insomnia such as anxiety and depression. It also reduces fatigue by improving energy levels in people with conditions associated with chronic fatigue.
4. Move The Location of Your Alarm Clock
Hitting the snooze button of your alarm clock can be tempting but then we’re talking about waking up early. Therefore, move the alarm clock away from your bed to avoid snoozing, this way you’ll be forced to get out of bed to silence it.
5. Sleep With Curtains Open
Before going to bed, slightly open your curtain. This is to enable sunlight to peep in and help you wake up more naturally. This is an effective technique on sunny days.