Brrrrrrriiiiiiiinnngggg! When the alarm rings in the morning, do you:
A. In happiness spring immediately out of bed all excited yelling, “It’s going to be a great day !”
B. Moan, check if there are any chances of extra sleep and hit the snooze button and then pull the comforter over you.
If your answer is A, then good for you. In the more likely event that your answer is B, don’t worry, there are numerous ways to get your answer to A. With this are ideas on how to quickly shake off the morning blues and greet the day with pleasure and zest.
First Go to Sleep the Right Way
The best way to wake up refreshed is to get a good night’s sleep. This means:
•No caffeine after lunch since caffeine can be a stimulant and keep you awake.
•Make sure your room is cool. “The drop off in temperature is a natural cue for your body to fall asleep,” W. Christopher Winter, MD, Medical Director at the Martha Jefferson Sleep Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.
•Drink chamomile tea —it will help relax you getting you ready to sleep
•Turn off the light—The light makes your brain think it’s day time, so turn it off.
Always Wake Up At A Regular Set Time
The biological process, the circadian rhythm that drives our daily wake up cycle needs to be maintained in a consistent platform to work the right way. “Regardless of how well you slept or when you went to sleep, always get up at a set wake-up time,” recommends Dr. Winter. Sleep hours are usually regarded at minimum 8 hours per day, but according to a person’s demographics and psychographics it can vary, some people may need more and some lesser. If you follow a set wake up time your body will tell you when to go to bed in order to achieve the optimal time to rest. In this way you will replenish your energy stores for the rest of the day and the overall routine will get you healthier and happier to wake up.
Don’t Hit the Snooze Button
Set your alarm for a right time to wake up and keep to that. Hitting snooze over and over just leads to fragmented, intermittent sleeping and you’ll wake up more tired. It’s always better to move alarm to a place near wherein you would need to get up walk a little to turn it off. If kept near it might encourage you to hit the snooze button often without even realizing it.
Drink Water First Thing When You Wake Up
Sleeping and breathing at night causes you to lose lot of fluid, and therefore, dehydration can make you feel inactive and sleepy. Rehydrating with plain water can go a long way in making you feel more alert. You don’t have to drink much, just a little ounce of water to quench your thirst and get you ready to wake up robust.
Look Out For Light
Light is the main cue influencing circadian rhythms according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, turning on or turning off genes that control your internal clock. Consider a lightbox or alarm that slowly gets brighter, simulating dawn in case natural light does not reach your bedroom. If you are not yet ready to get that fancy, just switch on a regular light as soon as you get up.