If you are of those who wake up exhausted every morning you should read this! How many times a week, or even per year you actually get up when you hear alarm ringing, only a few right? It means there is something really serious to change in your bedtime routine. There is nothing worse than going to bed early, and asking ourselves why we are so exhausted in the morning.

There are many factors that affect how energized you will feel when you wake up, first of all, proper bedtime routine and consistency. Start changing your bad habits by going to bed at the same time and waking up at the same time. Some researches say that people need 66 days to form a new habit, so start from tonight! Down below I’m going to share with you a few tips on how to stop waking up tired.




1 -  AVOID SCREENS BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP

 As many technology products have a bad impact on people's health, TV, smartphones and computer monitors are producing artificial blue light. The biggest problem with artificial light starts in the evening because it tricks your body into thinking that it’s actually day time. Our body naturally produces a sleep hormone – melatonin. Artificial lights block melatonin production, so our body doesn’t send a signal to our cells that it’s night time, which can seriously mess our sleep. It’s well recommended to not expose yourself to artificial lights at least two hours before you go to bed.

 

2 - STOP SNOOZING YOUR ALARM

 If you think that snoozing alarm will make you sleep more, you are so wrong, It’s not only that you are not sleeping more, it just makes you feel bad about waking up. Every time you hit up the snooze button, you will wake up even more tired, and there is nothing beneficial for you. The first time when you hear alarm ringing, your body is already into waking up process, and every time you snooze it, you repeat this process which makes your brain and body confused. It results in drowsy and dizzy feeling during the day.

 

3 - GET ENOUGH OF SLEEP

 We need a certain amount every day, so our body function works properly. Getting enough quality sleep times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. Sleep requirements vary slightly from one person to another, most healthy adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. You should try for 7 days to get this amount of sleep, and you will notice that your tiredness is not anymore accumulating. This way your body will get into the rhythm, and make it own sleep cycle.

 

4 - HYDRATE AND GET THE BLOOD FLOWING

 Water is life. It’s crucial to hydrate yourself, because after 6 hours without water our bodies will be naturally dehydrated, and it will cause fatigue. Stay hydrated before going to bed, and make sure that you had enough during the day because it has so many benefits for your body, and your sleep as well, just make sure that you don’t drink too much too close before going to bed, because it might interrupt your sleep ( you know-how). Another important thing to do is get the blood flowing and move! Do some light exercises and stretching in the morning, expanding energy by engaging in regular exercise, it actually gives you energy, although it may seem counter-intuitive.

 

5 - SLEEP ENVIRONMENT ISSUES 

 Waking up not in your best may be caused by some sleep environment issues, like low mattress quality, room temperature is too cold or too hot, loud noises, etc. what you can do is keep your room temperature around 19 degrees, wear appropriate sleepwear, make sure that there is no disturbing noises (TV from another room, washing machine…) Invest in a good mattress.

 

There is several habits and things to change in order to solve the problem of waking up tired, but if you did everything and nothing seems to be helping, it’s best to visit your doctor to check some possible underlying conditions.