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You’re probably here because you’re tired of hitting the snooze button and feeling groggy after you wake up. If this sounds like you, then you should know that there are ways you can solve this problem.

It’s likely that you’re not getting enough sleep and that your nighttime routine has to be adjusted.

The following are some suggestions and remedies to help you sleep and wake up better.

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Ease into it

You’ll find it easier to start waking up early if you give your body time to gradually adapt. A great way to do this is to gradually bring up your wake time by 15 to 30 minutes each week until you’re able to achieve this. Doing this works because it makes it easier for the body to adjust to the small shifts in wake time as opposed to larger ones like an hour or two hours.

Don’t force yourself to sleep early

This may seem counterintuitive but trying to go to bed before you feel tired can lead to insomnia, according to research. Instead, studies show that it is better to establish a soothing sleep routine and only go to bed when they are actually tired. The goal behind this is to ensure that your body adjusts to the earlier wake time so you can start going to bed earlier at night.

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Get more sun

Daylight can help you sleep better by regulating your circadian rhythms. Getting some sun first thing in the morning can help you feel better and have more energy for the rest of the day. Opening your blinds as soon as you wake up, taking a brief walk, or enjoying your breakfast on your balcony are all good ideas.

Avoid exercising too close to bedtime

Working out often leads to improved sleep and an increased ability to wake up earlier, but the timing is crucial. Studies show that the best time to exercise is during the day when the sun is already out. If that’s not an option, make sure to exercise at least two hours before night. Otherwise, you may end up finding it hard to sleep early.

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Keep the light to a minimum at night

According to research, our electronic devices generate light that can disrupt our circadian cycle and melatonin production, affecting our capacity to fall asleep. Therefore, it is important to stay away from devices an hour or two before bedtime. If that isn’t an option, you can wear blue-light-blocking glasses to help protect your eyes from harmful wavelengths.
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This article was first published on 20th April 2022


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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