So you want to be a morning person. Being a morning person doesn’t just mean being awake in the morning, it also means being alert, energized, and productive around that time. The secret to becoming a true morning person is by improving your quality of sleep.
Get Enough Sleep
Do you want to stop relying on the snooze button? Easy! Just sleep earlier! If you’re getting enough sleep, you’ll wake up on time even without a morning alarm.
Plan a sleep schedule and stick to it. The more consistent you are with your bedtime, the easier it will be for your body to adjust. Training your body to stick to your sleep schedule will help you get restful and high quality sleep.
If your schedule needs correcting, don’t shock your system. If you’re used to sleeping at 2 in the morning, don’t suddenly force yourself to go to bed at 10pm. Give yourself an adjustment period. Adjust your bedtime forward 15 minutes at a time.
Don’t make sleep just an afterthought of your day. Consider it as time you allot for your health. If you won’t move a meeting to save your job, why can’t you give your body the same courtesy? Manage your schedule in such a way that you’ve got an hour before bed just to wind down.
Eat and Drink Smart
It’s inadvisable to go to bed with a full stomach as the fullness can be uncomfortable making you sleep poorly. At the same time, drinking too much could also wake you up in the middle of the night with a full bladder.
The light emitted by our gadgets mess with our circadian rhythm. The bright light tells us to stay alert and awake. This is why playing a few levels of Candy Crush or reading using our iPads before sleep won’t make us sleepy at all.
This may be easier said than done but if you pace yourself, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a morning person.