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Even if you aren’t a morning person, these tips will help give you motivation to wake up early and start your morning routine. Getting up earlier with a good night’s sleep can make a big difference in your productivity for the rest of the day.

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The world rewards early risers. That’s because the perfect time to achieve your goals is generally first thing in the morning. And it’s when most have the time to be more productive.

You will be able to get a ton of things done in the early morning hours. It’s a quiet time to meditate, work, study, and get in a morning workout. The start of your day is when energy levels are highest so it’s a better time for greater productivity than the end of the day.

The tips in this article are design to help you wake up in the morning without a struggle and make the most of your whole day.

Many people wake up feeling lousy for good reason. They don’t have a good bedtime routine or stay up late and don’t get a good night’s sleep. That’s why successful people avoid the things that make it difficult to get up the next morning.

But waking up requires more than an early bedtime with enough sleep. You usually need to have a reason to wake up early.

How To Wake Up In The Morning Without A Struggle

There is a psychology behind rising early. You can’t accomplish this feat overnight.

You have to listen to your body to determine how much sleep you need. Some people require seven and a half hours. Others need nine hours of sleep.

When you know how much sleep you need, you can create a plan of action. There are simple short-term and long-term techniques to use to wake up in the morning feel energetic and fresh in the morning.

Ten Simple Ideas To Try

Need some help getting up? Give some of these techniques a try to get better rest so you’ll awake easily.

1. It is a bad idea to cook dinner after work, eat, and go to bed

Digestion takes a while. There should be a few hours between dinner and bedtime. Because it will impact the way you feel the next day.

2. Try a warm bath, stretching, meditation or reading

Block light sources in the bedroom, even the tiny ones that indicate devices are turned off. Stop watching TV and put gadgets away at least an hour before retiring to sleep better and wake up in the morning feeling rested.

The secretion of the body’s melatonin is disrupted by the blue light of the screens. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates the sleep cycle. Those who like to read should use a night light and read a real book.

Read fiction books. Self-help books that fill your brain with ideas, news that stresses you out, and emails that remind you of work are not conducive to sleep. If you read in the evening, read novels you’ve read before or short stories that don’t cause excitement.

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3. If you have been awake for seven hours, do not take a nap.

It will mess with your sleep cycles and lead to going to bed late and waking up late. That’s why it’s important to have a consistent bedtime and wake time.

4. Train the body to anticipate sleep

Spend time training your body by going to bed and getting up at the same time each day. Ease into the practice by going to bed 15 minutes early and getting up 15 minutes sooner than usual.

You will hardly notice the gradual change in 15-minute increments. When you are at the ideal time for you, continue to go to bed and wake up at those times. With time, your body will reset to wake up at that time effortlessly and automatically.

5. Keep the bedroom at a comfortable chill temperature

A suitable temperature balance calms your energy and prevents it from spiking. Find the combination of bed covers and clothes that keep you from getting too hot or too cold.

6. Chocolate, red wine, and coffee have been shown to disturb sleep.

If your intestines are upset in a manner that wakes you up or causes light sleep, it will not all proper recharging of your body’s batteries. So avoid eating or drinking these three items after lunch. This will lead to a sounder sleep and you will wake up in the morning without feeling groggy, tired or hungover.

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7. People often give relationship advice that suggests not going to bed angry with your partner.

The recommendation of not going to bed angry at your significant other is key to sleeping in harmony. Because getting rid of anger is not only good for the relationship but good for sleep.

8. Create an environment advantageous for sleep.

Invest in an app that plays sounds that are soothing or soundproofing the bedroom to block out noise in a noisy neighborhood.

The bedroom is a particularly important room to arrange according to the principles of Feng Shui.  And Feng Shui balances the vibes and energies of a home by placing furniture in ‘hot spots.’ Just place the bed where the door can be seen but not in the direct path of opening the door. The arrangement provides a sense of security.

9. When the alarm is set at the latest possible time you can wake up in the morning easily

There’s no time needed to get up in preparation for the beginning of your day. By getting up right away, you avoid the temptation to fall back asleep. You will feel worse if you fall asleep for a few minutes each time the snooze button is hit compared to getting up the first time the alarm sounds.

10. Even if you do not feel the need to use the bathroom before you go to bed,

Make an attempt to void the bladder as much as possible. Because the kidneys continue to work at night. By the time you wake up, your bladder will be full.

If it fills up early, you may need to use the bathroom during the night, which cuts into valuable sleep time.

You shouldn’t count the amount of time spent in bed. Because it’s the time you are asleep that matters the most.

When you sleep without breaking into intervals, it’s most restful. And it takes several hours to be truly at rest. Bathroom breaks interrupt the peaceful rest you need.

11. When you wake up groggy, open the window shades before you do anything else.

Seeing the sun in the morning puts your body clock on track. To ease into the wake-up cycle and wake up in the morning when it is still dark outside, turn on a light that dimly illuminates the room.

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12. Create a morning ritual that you will look forward to

Choose activities you like to do such as journaling, reading your favorite blog, having a cup of coffee, or meditating to help you wake up I the morning excited for the day. It will make your morning brighter and start you on the right path for the day.

Listening to your favorite songs makes waking up a little more comfortable. And the positive association with the songs starts your day off right. There are user-friendly apps that can teach anyone to meditate in ten minutes each day.

Meditating has been shown to fight insomnia, reduce anxiety and stress, increase energy and happiness levels, boost the immune system, and provide mental clarity. Transition your alarm into a session of relaxing meditation that sets a peaceful tone for your day.

13. Camp for a week.

Research has shown the body can sync its sleep schedule with the times of sunrise and sunset when a person spends a week without artificial lights. You should leave all the gadgets at home.

If need be, forbid the use of them after the sun goes down. And do not use torches either. You should avoid turning on any lights after the sun goes down. After seven days, you should be able to wake up in the morning an early riser.

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By on April 5th, 2022

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  1. Great tips! I especially need the one about using the bathroom whether I feel the need to or not. I also need to stop eating after dinner so I am not spending my sleep time trying to digest food.

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  2. I actually wake up way early the last several years unlike before when I didn’t want to get out of bed. Eating late and going bed doesn’t work. All great ideas to get better sleep.

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  3. This was very interesting. I’m guilty of several of these AND I don’t have a great sleep schedule. This is something I truly want to ponder. I am loving that camping idea but don’t know if I could do it for 7 days! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I have been having trouble sleeping and I think these tips will help me out a lot so thank you for sharing them with us.

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  5. I’ll try some of these because I am NOT a morning person. When the kids go to school, we’re up pretty early, and that can be tough.

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  6. These are all awesome tips! I especially love the camping tip! I’m currently RVing across America, so it’s like I’m camping all the time and it’s been wonderful for my sleep schedule!

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  7. These are some Great Tips! I need to implement some of these sleep tips, I have such a hard time staying asleep. I can fall asleep but, when I awake for a bathroom run I stay up for about 3-4 hrs every morning.

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  8. I guess I am one of those lucky ones. I have never had trouble waking up in the morning and jumping out of bed. I think it might have to do with my work out schedule in the mornings. Great post.

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  9. I totally needed this tips! I have to admit I am so not a morning person and find getting up really hard (just one more snooze button press please). I have to admit I can’t go to sleep angry or upset – I just don’t sleep well everything has to be peaceful.

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  10. I need to get back on track with my stretching before bed. It really does make a huge difference in how I sleep and how I feel when I wake up the next morning.

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  11. I didn’t know I was a morning person until I was in college. I found that I am more productive in the morning even if it does take a lot to wake up. I think this is really helpful. It’s good to have routine at night and when you wake up to make sure you’re in awesome mood and shape.

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  12. This is so helpful especially for people like me who find it hard to fall asleep. The anger or any baggage can really affect your sleep.

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  13. I can see quite a few mistakes I’m making. By 3 pm I have been getting a nap AND I always go to bed after eating. I’ve got to change my habits for my health and because I wake up all night long and am tired all day.

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  14. I am so NOT a morning person. I’ve never been one, and I will never be a morning person. But I follow a lot of your tips when I have to be up early. Very helpful.

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    • Getting up early isn’t for every one. But for those times when you do have to get up early, these tips should help.

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  15. I struggle every single morning, no matter what time I go to bed. I can sleep 8 hours, 9 hours, or 6 hours. I’ll have to try some of these tips.

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  16. It’s not so easy to wake up during the morning. I think these are great tips! I didn’t know that chocolate and wine could disrupt sleep! Thanks for that info. Camping for a week sounds SO lovely!

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