Last update April 12, 2021 at 09:40 AM
Good sleep prevents weight gain, helps strengthen your memory, immune system and mood. Some problems are also resolved after a sufficient night's rest, hence the term “the night brings advice”. While getting good quality sleep is beneficial, getting up early in the morning is also important. In this article we present 7 tips for getting up early in the morning.
1 / Find motivation to become an early riser
the Motivation box is an important motor to activate the will to get up early in the morning in case of difficulty. The day before, think hard about this challenge that motivates you. It could be for example an important activity or the desire to reach a new goal. Write down your new goal on a medium (notebook, phone or notebook). You can also share your goal with a loved one. The goal here is to leave clues that will force you not to give up or forget it.
2 / Set an hour to get up early
If you plan to wake up at 5 a.m. while you usually get up at 8 a.m., you have to set intermediate goals. Instead of suddenly going from 8 a.m. to 5 a.m., for example, you have to get up at 7:30 a.m. for at least 15 days. We can then go to 7 a.m. or 6:30 a.m. before starting to get up at 5 a.m. Give your body time to get used to its new routine or it will be difficult to avoid giving up.
3 / Program and place your alarm far from your bed
Set the alarm for your ideal wake-up time without forgetting to turn up the ringtone volume. Place it very far from your bed. When your alarm goes off, you will have to get out of bed to stop it. At this moment you will be on your feet. All you have to do is move on to your morning routine. Tell yourself that sleeping again after the alarm goes off is no longer an option. Gone are the days of indecision, oscillation and laziness.
4 / Eat "light" in the evenings
Even if you are not a vegetarian, it is advisable to avoid eating too much meat in the evenings. Why? Because meat requires a lot of energy and time for the body to digest it. Excessive consumption of meat the night before can make us "heavy" the next day when we wake up. When you consume fruits and vegetables at night, you increase the chances of having a smooth and trouble-free awakening the next day. In addition it is recommended to drink a glass of water before going to bed, it can be relaxing.
5 / Sleep early to get up early in the morning
A study shows that a minimum of 7 to 8 hours of sleep per day is needed to ensure good physical health. For some people, 6 hours of sleep is more than enough. If you want to get up at 5 a.m., for example, you have to sleep at 22 p.m. It is one of the easiest and safest ways to sleep well and get up early enough. The problem is that if we are used to sleeping late, we sacrifice a few hours of sleep or try to sleep when you're not sleepy to get into the new routine
6 / Create your ritual before bed
One of the little rituals that you can use before sleeping is to tidy up your room (it's nice to get up in a tidy house). You can also do some sports, take a bath and brush your teeth before going to bed. Create your own ritual and stick with it, it helps. Once in bed, read a little book to fall asleep. Above all, avoid screens on your bed such as computers, tablets or even less your laptop. Just a good old-fashioned book.
7 / sleep in total darkness
Melatonin, the sleep hormone is mostly produced in the dark. To precipitate sleep it is important to sleep in the dark or in a coldly lit room (little light to be more precise).
8 / Bonus: Try this method
If you're having trouble sleeping: close your eyes and get comfortable, then think about the first thing you did this morning - the very first thing, like turning off the alarm clock. Then think about the next thing, and so on, replay your morning with as much detail as possible. You will not finish your morning before going back to sleep.