Unless you’re somehow always on vacation, we all have to face the morning each day, and most of us just can’t bring ourselves to do it.
Being a morning person seems to be some kind of mystical secret that only a few have the power to unlock, but as otherworldly as it may seem, it is achievable.
Now before you roll your eyes, we get it: springing up out of bed and starting your day is practically impossible when sleeping on your beloved mattress. On the other hand, if you have below-average bedding, then you’re probably constantly waking up just dying for extra sleep.
Rest assured, becoming a morning person doesn't have to mean completely changing your way of life. With just a few small adjustments you will find waking up and getting out of bed more bearable. Here are 6 tips to wake up feeling your best:
1. Make Your Bed Your Sleeping Sanctuary
First things first: your bed should be a sleeping sanctuary. For some, this might be obvious, but for anyone with a subpar bed, this tip is for you! One of the best ways to become a morning person is to actually get enough quality sleep, and doing so requires having a quality mattress and premium bedding. With the right mattress, you’ll find it easier to fall asleep quicker. Although your cozy bed might make it harder to leave, you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.
2. Create Healthy Habits
Everything that goes into being a morning person is based on creating healthy habits. This means finding a set time to go to sleep to balance your body's internal clock. We know you’ve heard it before: go to bed at a reasonable time! Of course, plans may get in the way every now and then, but setting a consistent bedtime will help
you fall asleep effortlessly at night and wake up easily in the morning.
3. Avoid Napping
It’s definitely hard to avoid napping in your comfortable bed, especially when your day has really taken a toll on you. It’s pretty simple: if you nap during the day or before your set bedtime, you won’t be tired when you actually need to go to sleep for the night. Segmenting your sleep will mess with your natural sleep cycle. To wake up truly rejuvenated, try your best to skip the napping session.
4. Stop Snoozing Your Alarm Clock
If you’re like most of us, your phone serves as your alarm clock and is only inches away from your face during the night. You are woken up from your deep sleep by a blaring alarm, so of course you'll want to hit snooze! However, studies show that hitting your snooze button to catch those extra z’s will have an inverse effect by interrupting your natural sleep cycle. It’s hard to resist, but trust us, it's best to not hit snooze. Try placing your phone across the room so that when you wake up, you'll have to get out of bed to turn it off. This will get your body up and moving so that you are ready to take on the day. To improve waking up by an alarm, choose a more soothing or enjoyable tune. Hearing that dreaded default alarm sound every phone has will have you waking up feeling frustrated. Start your morning right with a soothing alarm and avoid hitting the snooze button.
5. Be Mentally and Physically Proactive Upon Waking Up
Get your mind and body moving and grooving. As soon as you open your eyes, get up and out. Avoid staying in your bed after your alarm goes off, even though we all want to. Studies show we have our greatest sense of will power upon waking up, so try to do a light amount of exercise or write down what you’re grateful for. Being proactive and thinking positively first thing in the morning will set a productive and cheerful tone for the rest of your day.
6. Let in Natural Light, Not Screen Light
Out with the screen light, in with the natural light. Before going to sleep, open your blinds to let the natural light flow into your bedroom in the morning. Waking up with the sun will make it easier to get out of bed. Vitamin D from the morning sunshine will help regulate your body's internal clock. In addition, try to keep your bed a screen-free and work-free zone. The blue light that comes from your laptops, tablets and phones can delay the production of melatonin, which makes falling asleep harder. Associating your bed with any form of work will mean your mind won’t be able to relax after your head hits the pillow. Work and your bed do not mix!
We know it's hard to get out of bed in the morning, especially if you're sleeping on a Lull Mattress.
Try these 6 tips to become a morning person and you'll find yourself getting the best sleep of your life!