How often do you wake up feeling tired? Here are 4 tips to stop waking up feeling tired and reaching for the snooze button.
Tip 1 – Stop Snoozing
The first tip is to stop snoozing. When you snooze you are not really getting more sleep. It doesn’t make you feel better about waking up and it is not beneficial for you. Every time you hit that snooze button you just wake up feeling more tired.
Tip 2 – Get Enough Sleep
We need a certain amount of sleep every day for our body to function properly. We tend to sleep either too much or too little. One of the reasons this happens is because we go to sleep at inconsistent hours. You should go to sleep and wake up at the same time, 7 days a week. Everyone has a different amount of sleep needed to feel energized.
Tip 3 – Rehydrate and Get the Blood Flowing
It is crucial that you hydrate yourself first thing in the morning. After 6-8 hours without water, you will naturally be dehydrated. Dehydration causes fatigue. The objective it to rehydrate your body and mind as fast as possible to replace the water you were deprived of whilst you slept. When people feel more tired, what they really need is more water and not coffee. Try and do some light exercise when you wake up so that you get your heart rate up. The blood flow will raise your energy levels.
Tip 4 – Avoid Screens Before Bed
TV, smart phones and computer screens all produce artificial blue light. The problem with this is that in the evening it tricks your body into thinking that it is actually day time. When it gets darker outside, your body naturally produces a hormone called melatonin. Artificial light blocks melatonin production and this screws up our sleep.