Who likes to get up in the morning? If you’re not already an early riser, we’ll give you 6 great tips on how you can get up early even if you don’t wake up early.
Lots Of Drinking
Especially as a morning grouch you probably need a coffee first to be halfway approachable. However, the first thing you should do when you wake up is drink a large glass of water. You will immediately feel fresher and give your body energy against nighttime dehydration.
Position Of The Alarm Clock
Put the alarm clock on the bedside table and quickly hit the snooze button to snooze for a few more minutes – such a morning ritual is your biggest enemy to start the day energetically! So that you don’t get tempted to lie down again straight away, it’s best to set the alarm clock in the other corner of the room. So you have to get up and your circulation will get going. Tip: To optimize your sleep, you can also use sleep phase alarm clocks. These examine the sleep phases and calculate a good time to wake up.
Nowadays there are many sunrise alarm clocks that naturally wake you up from sleep. Darkness signals us that it is time to sleep. Brightness, on the other hand, gives us energy and fights fatigue. Alternatively, you can place your alarm clock near a light switch and always turn on the light first. And: Even without a sunrise alarm clock, you should always be woken up with a pleasant alarm tone. When the alarm clock rings and you hear the news of wars and accidents, you won’t exactly start the day euphorically.
Don’t Use The Snooze Function!
Speaking of the snooze button: In many guides you get the tip to set the alarm clock earlier so that you can press the snooze button on your smartphone again and doze off for a few minutes. However, this does not really make sense, because it can also shift the sleep-wake cycle. Set the alarm so that you have to get up straight away. That’s the only way you’ll really get going.
Always Maintain Your Sleep Pattern
If you go to bed at the same time in the evening and get up at the same time in the morning, you should be on the safe side. It is best to always choose the same wake-up time so that the body gets used to the sleep rhythm. If that doesn’t help and getting up in the morning turns into a disaster, there’s only one thing that can help: going to bed earlier. How much sleep you need varies greatly. Make a plan for when you want to get up in the morning and how many hours of sleep you need at least. For example, always go to bed at 10 p.m. and get up at 6 a.m. After a few days at the latest, your body will adjust to the times.
Time Management Is The Be-All And End-All
Yes, you also need the right time management when it comes to sleep. It’s best to get your clothes ready for the next day in the evening – and pack your bag. Then you can wake up relaxed the next day and take your time for breakfast. Practical extra: You don’t have to worry about what to wear in the morning.