She Goes To Bed At The Same Time EVERY Night - The Reason Why? I Never Knew This!
LifeAspire Staff 6/28/2016
If you're not a morning person, join the club. Millions of people don't want to get out of bed, or don't get up well, early in the morning. So, what's a person to do to make it a better one?
Develop A Regular, Scheduled Sleep Pattern
As much as possible, go to sleep around the same time every night and try to wake around the same time every morning. Developing a regular, scheduled sleep pattern helps to keep your body more adjusted as to when to shut down and when to gear up (which can lead to a happier you!). Additionally, if you wake up in the night, don't stay in bed. Get up, do something until you are weary again, and then, get yourself tucked back in.
Be An Accomplished, Quiet Morning Person
Morning may become a better experience for you if you learn to be productive once awake. When you do wake up a little too early, do something quietly, so as not to awaken loved ones. Email, paperwork, yoga, etc., are perfect morning activities minus the unwanted noise. If you get into a routine with these "first-thing" activities, you'll accomplish a lot before the day even begins!
Know Why Morning Can Be Difficult
It is important to understand why waking up in the morning can, at times, be so dreadful. We sleep in cycles that can last from minutes to hours. Now, if your alarm clock, or anything else, wakes you up in the middle of a cycle, you will have not woken up naturally. Your sleep cycle has been broken, and not at the ideal time. This is key when it comes to understanding the morning experience.
Use Your Alarm Clock As A Fail-Safe
Notice that there may be many mornings when you wake up naturally and it's too early for your scheduled wake-up time. The idea is to get up anyway. You will feel more refreshed in the morning if you stay awake, instead of hitting snooze and falling back to sleep for an hour. A fail-safe is to have your alarm set, away from your bedside, with the absolute latest time you need to get up.
Get Up When You Wake Up
Get up and out of bed when you wake up. No matter if it is a few minutes or few hours before the time you need to get up. This way, your body gets used to its required sleep cycles and patterns. You may come to realize that many nights you don't require as much sleep, while some others, you do. Remember, if you've got that little extra time in the morning, work on your quiet activities!
Surf The Internet For Tips
While you're awake, cruise the world-wide-web for endless tips on how to make the morning experience a better one! No caffeine late day, no heavy meals, and not a lot of liquid before bed...for better sleep. Keep exercise to more of a daily, not a nightly, activity. If you really need to take a quick nap during the day, do it. If you're ready to fall asleep at night, do that also. Don't fight it. The online tips are endless.
You Can Be A Morning Person After All
Just like clockwork, morning is there to greet you, day-after-day-after-day! You'll have plenty of chances to get it right. You're probably more convinced than ever by now that you can indeed become a morning person by helping to make it a better experience, even before going to sleep! But if not, don't lose hope. Reread this list, search online, and try your own methods. Rest easy!