How to Wake Up Feeling Fresh and Restful
Many people complaining about having trouble waking up. They wake up feeling groggy, light headed, and tired. If this is happening to you, you need to make a few changes to ensure a night of peaceful slumber that will leave you feeling revved up and ready to go.
This article gives useful ways to wake up every morning feeling fresh and restful:
It is vital to understand that deep, relaxing sleep is one of key ways to easy wakeup.
- - Keep your room at or below 60 degrees farenheit. 50 seem to work well if possible. It sounds cold, but once you are under the blankets you will warm up quickly. What is important is that you are breathing the cold air, and that your eyes will be exposed to them when you open them in the morning. This is the most important thing you can do to make waking up in the morning easier.
- - Go to bed happy with your partner. One of the best ways to get a terrible sleep is to go to bed before you solve a problem with your partner. In my relationship, I never let the sun set on an argument, even if I have to compromise a little bit on my own ego.
- - Flow the air. The quality of air you breathe in your sleep is far more important than most people realize. Some headaches, stuffy noses, and more can be prevented by breathing cold clean air in your sleep. Make sure you have a fan (a window fan if possible). Electronic air filterers are very nice, but also very expensive, but if you already have one in your house, move it to the bedroom. That is where you probably spend the majority of your time at home anyway.
- - Go to the toilet. Even if you do not need to go to the toilet before bed you should still have a go and squeeze out whatever you can. The reason for this is that the kidneys will continue to work during the night and by the morning your bladder will be nice and full. If your bladder fills up early you might feel the need to go during the night and this cuts out valuable time from your sleep.
- - Put your alarm clock at the opposite end of the room. The stupidest thing you can do is put it within reaching distance. Make sure it is as far away from your bed as possible. Now in the morning you will have to actually get out of bed to turn it off. It is helpfull if your alarm is very loud and doesn’t automatically turn off after a while.
- -Setting your alarm tone. Instead of the classical throbbing bell of most alarms, you need to use a soft voice saying something meaningful. Most of the modern mobile phones has got built in sound recorder and alarm clock. You can record your favorite person’s voice calling your name and use it as your alarm tone.
- - Don’t eat dinner right before bed, and keep a glass of water in your room to keep you hydrated before you fall to sleep. Remember the most important time to brush your teeth is before you sleep. You do not want a nasty tasting mouth in the morning.
- - Make a habit of standing up as soon as you hear your alarm. Certainly, the moment it goes off is the worst time you want to stand up, but deal with it! There were some mornings I woke up and I could just leap out of bed; My head was still a bit tired but the consistancy got my body awake fast whenever I heard the alarm. Your brain will make the association over time.
- - Breathe deeply. The first thing you should do in the morning is take some deep breaths into your stomach and concentrate on waking up. Imagine breathing in a bright white light that makes your body feel happy and light.
- - Take your shower in the morning – not the night before. This is very important. Go to bed 20 minutes earlier and wake up 20 minutes earlier. If you have to take a shower before bed (lets say you were just at the gym) then do so, but still take one in the morning. Hot showers at night, cold (at least 80 degrees) in the morning. Anything warm or even luke warm will make you drowsy as your body doesn’t have to do as much work to keep you warm.
- - Exercise. When you are groggy in the morning and nice run in the fresh air can wake you up fast. However, the interesting thing is that when you exercise in the morning you will actually have more energy the NEXT day. The more you exercise the more energy you will have as you become fitter and healthier.
- - Eat Breakfast. Or at least an equivalent. A breakfast shake and a powerbar will do wonders. Caffeine is nice at first, but an hour later your body will actually be more tired than it was before, so avoid it. I find the Protein Powerbars ($2 at the gas station) give me LOTS of energy. Far more than caffein and it last much longer- it just doesn’t start as fast. Eat a fruit. If you think you don’t have time in the morning- make time. It does not take more than 5 minutes to pour some juice and open a powerbar. Go to sleep earlier, wake up earlier. Try not to eat things that are both high in carbohydrates and fat. If it has carbohydrates you will burn them off but the fat won’t go anywhere, tieing you down. If it has high carbohydrates make sure it is low in fat, and vice versa. Just a general health tip for long term morning energy.
- - Have something to be excited about. If you get up and go to a job you hate to work with a boss that drives you crazy you are not going to really enjoy waking up. However, if you have something you enjoy to go to you will be more likely to wake up happy knowing you have a bit of joy coming your way.
All of these tips work. I have tried it on my family and myself. Moreover, the great thing is that the more of these tips you apply the fresher you will feel when you wake up. Try them yourself.