Do you need to be up early for work but find yourself hitting the snooze button on your alarm more than once before dragging yourself out of bed?
If this is the case, you’re not alone. If you’re wondering how to wake up early and not feel tired, the answer may lie in your sleeping habits or in what you do before you go to bed.
Obviously, you are less likely to feel tired in the morning if you are able to sleep well at night! So how can you get a good night’s sleep?
Why Am I So Tired In The Morning?
If you wake up frequently to use the bathroom or if you are a parent of an infant that wakes up crying during the night, the reasons that you do not sleep through the night are obvious. Other reasons for being tired in the morning may not be as easy to determine, however.
One of the more common reasons for not sleeping well is an environment that does not promote sleep. If you wake up often throughout the night, be sure that the temperature in your bedroom is not too hot or too cold.
Also be sure that your bed, sheets and pillow are comfortable. If they’re not, it may be worth investing in new ones in order to improve your overall energy level and well-being.
If you still wake up often during the night, get out of bed and go into a different room until you feel tired enough to fall asleep. This trains your subconscious to recognize your bedroom as a place for sleeping.
Also be sure not to eat or drink liquids for at least an hour before you go to bed. If you do need to eat before bed, try a calming food such as yogurt or warm milk.
Create a Sleep Routine
Another way to help make sure you’ll have a good night’s sleep so you will not be tired in the morning is to have a regular routine and sleep schedule.
Go to bed at the same time each night and make sure it’s early enough for you to get the required amount of sleep before you need to be up in the morning.
Have the same routine before bedtime, such as listening to relaxing music or doing a simple meditation or breathing exercise that promotes sleep. Don’t do anything that raises your energy level before you go to bed.
Some people find that a calming scent like lavender helps to promote restful sleep. You can try lavender pillow mist or use a lavender sleep mask if that’s comfortable for you. If you do use these tools, be sure to have them available every night.
You might also want to try an herbal sleep aid such as valerian or chamomile or a soothing cup of herbal tea before bed.
If you decide to make tea part of your bedtime routine, limit yourself to one cup steeped until it is strong enough to be effective rather than drinking a large amount of liquid that might cause you to wake up to use the bathroom a few hours later.
Don’t Get So Wound Up That You Can’t Wind Down
If you’re finding it difficult to get to sleep in the first place, you may be so wound up at the end of the day that you can’t relax enough to fall asleep. As a result, you are tired in the morning instead of ready to face the new day.
If this sounds like you, consider whether it is the events going on in your day or your way of reacting to these events that is keeping you wired an unable to sleep.
Many people lead busy, stressful lives, which can be tiring and draining. If you add mental stress and tension to your packed schedule, your energy is going to be further depleted.
First see if you can eliminate any of the outside causes of mental stress.
Do you have a demanding boss? If so, consider a new job, transfer within the company, or talking to a counselor or trusted friend to “vent” about the stresses of your day.
Do you have toxic people in your life that drain your energy? Perhaps it’s time to get involved in new activities and make new friends.
Do you have a very negative outlook on life or are you a perfectionist who is very hard on yourself? Both of these traits can be extremely draining and unhealthy but luckily, this can be changed.
Practicing meditation or try hypnosis and learn more about the power of positive thinking if you want to change the way you view the world.
Go easy on yourself and give yourself permission to be imperfect and relax, even if you haven’t done every single thing on your to-do list to perfection every day.
Do things that are fun or that make you laugh and put things in the proper perspective so that you won’t take yourself so seriously that you feel you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders all day every day. In short, adopt a mindset that makes life less exhausting!
If you need more ideas about how to wake up early and not feel tired, the ebook “End Tiredness Program” can help.
This program reveals things you may not even have considered about the causes of chronic tiredness and the solution to this common problem.