If you are like the majority of people in the world, most of your days begin with the sound of your alarm clock blaring you awake. And most of those people admit to hitting the snooze button at least once before finally rolling out of bed.
Trouble waking up on demand is a common problem that keeps people from starting their day productively. It’s not something you are forced to live with, though. If you really want to get a jump on your day, try one of these 4 clever solutions to train your body to wake up with your alarm or on demand.
4 Ways to Wake Up Ready to Go
1. Create good sleeping habits. What you do during the day affects how you sleep that night. To start training your body to sleep better, try eating healthier throughout the day. Keep your caffeine and other stimulant intake limited to before late afternoon, and try to get in at least 15 – 20 minutes of exercise every day.
These few daily lifestyle changes will help your body rest better while it is sleeping, making it easier for you to wake up refreshed.
2. Go to sleep early. Experts recommend that we get between seven and eight hours of sleepeach night, depending on our individual factors, to be able to operate at peak performance levels. If you are not getting enough sleep, you aren’t giving your body time to rest and rest.
However, if you are getting too much sleep, you end up messing up your sleep cycles, so when you do try to wake up, you are likely back in your deep REM sleep. This will make you wake up groggy, too.
3.Follow your natural rhythm. Everyone has their own internal alarm, but if you are always waking up to an alarm clock you might not have found yours yet.
Using sleep trackers, you may be able to figure out when you sleep the best when your light sleep is, and when the best time for you to wake up when you are out of your deep sleep is. This will help you set a natural rhythm, determine the optimal time for you to go to bed and wake up, and see how much sleep you actually need.
4. Do what your body is telling you to do. If your body is telling you that going to bed at midnight and waking up at 5 a.m. makes you tired, you should probably change your sleep habits. Sometimes our jobs or other duties make this difficult to do in extreme measures but start adjusting your bedtime or your alarm by 15 minutes to see when your perfect alertness occurs. It’s there, just waiting for you to find it.
Wake Up Refreshed and Ready to Start Your Day
If we could all sleep until we felt like getting up, it might be a perfect world – but nothing would get accomplished. Instead, learn how to wake up on demand so that you can seize the day and get a jump on your productivity by following these four simple ways to wake up alert and ready to go.