5 Ways To Wake Up Easier In The Mornings

The darker mornings I find it harder to get out of bed and far too easy to fall back to sleep. My alarm clock goes off and I just hit the snooze button, again and again

Does this feel familiar?

This is something that impacts a lot of people this time of year especially. I have 5 ways to wake up easier in the mornings

I hope they are useful to you

5 ways to wake up easier in the mornings text in the centre with images of beds and people appearing to be a sleep in them

 

There are actual reasons why it can be harder for some people to wake up in the mornings than others

General lifestyle choices play a large part in this. As can medical conditions and medication effect how easy we find it to wake up

Bedtime Routine

Having a sleep schedule or routine and sticking to it. This will help train your body to wake up each morning at a certain time.

There is a generalisation that adults should get approx 8 hours sleep a night. Like most things there isn’t a one size fits all, some need more some need less. So if you feel yourself being tired during the day try sleeping for longer

Try and go to bed about the same time each night and wake up around the same time each morning. This should encourage your body to eventually know when to wake up and should feel easier

Snoozing

This is a big no, no. Do not hit that snooze button and catch an extra 5 minutes, that will not help you in the long run. Granted right then and there it might feel good and beneficial

Set your alarm clock away from your bed, so it isn’t within reach. When that annoying buzzer goes off you will need to physically get out of bed to turn it off. That action alone will help you wake up

Lighting

The act of opening your curtains or blinds can wake you up pretty much instantly. Your body clock is linked to the light and the dark. The light, especially sunlight instantly gets your body up and ready to start the day

Even on gloomy days, switch a bright light on and this will encourage you to be more awake instantly

Exercise

Exercise in the morning is a great way to get your blood pumping round your body

No need for a full on work out. Some jumping jacks or lunges will get help you wake up . It will make you feel more alert in the moment and you will be feeling much more awake by the time you have finished 10 start jumps

Fuel

Eating a healthy diet will generally help you feel better in the mornings. The same way eating unhealthy foods can make you feel sleepy and sluggish

Also having that hot, caffeine drink whether than be tea or coffee in the mornings will help wake you up too

I know a lot of people don’t have an appetite for breakfast first thing, but it would really help. Even an apple or a piece of toast is another great way to make you feel more awake in the mornings

Hopefully these are some useful things to consider

Even after trying my 5 ways to  wake up easier in the mornings you are struggling, you can talk to a doctor. You could have an undiagnosed sleep disorder and need some help

Either way sleep is important for our brains and bodies, I hope you are getting enough

Giveaway

To start my Blogtober content I thought it would be nice to have a giveaway

This wake up light alarm clock will be given to 1 winner at the end of the month. Good luck x

Wake Up Light Alarm Clock


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39 Comments

  1. Sylvia Dixon
    01/10/2020 / 08:10

    Brilliant love this, thank you.

  2. Valerie Brown
    01/10/2020 / 08:15

    Yes I do – I am always looking for tips to help improve my sleep

  3. Mike Ambler
    01/10/2020 / 09:01

    This would be ideal for my son to wake him up for school. The light especially is a great idea when the bedroom is pitch black. Heres hoping.

  4. Priscilla Stubbs
    01/10/2020 / 09:53

    Yes I do. I go to sleep ok but then wake in the middle of the night and I’m ready to get up, which isn’t ideal

  5. Charlotte isobelle
    01/10/2020 / 10:15

    It’s hard to get back to sleep when I wake up with my little one

  6. Iain maciver
    01/10/2020 / 10:16

    this would help me alot

  7. Heather Haigh
    01/10/2020 / 10:24

    Yes I have an irregulat sleep pattern, and wake often, and then oversleep in the morning sometimes.

  8. Sheena Batey
    01/10/2020 / 10:40

    Only sometimes but when I do wake up and can’t get back to sleep it is so frustrating

  9. Peter Watson
    01/10/2020 / 12:33

    I’m ok for sleep but my wife would benefit no end from this.

  10. fiona waterworth
    01/10/2020 / 16:38

    Yes it seems since our local lockdown I worry more

  11. Katie Jaques
    01/10/2020 / 18:33

    I sleep okay but recently I’ve been feeling very tired so I pribably need to go to sleep earlier.

  12. Michelle Maclachlan
    01/10/2020 / 19:32

    Waking my chronically fatigued carcass up every day is the worst part of my day. I’m a big fan of anything that can make the pre-caffein pre-medication part of the day a little easier.

  13. Heather Crowe
    01/10/2020 / 20:15

    Definitely i struggle with sleep and then when i finally get to sleep, i struggle to wake up!

  14. Ritchie Dee
    01/10/2020 / 20:20

    Sometimes I struggle with sleep especially in hot weather

  15. Angela treadway
    01/10/2020 / 21:03

    yeah i have an anxiety disorder so often struggle to sleep x

  16. Christine Caple
    01/10/2020 / 21:34

    I usually wake a couple of times in the night.

  17. Rachel Craig
    01/10/2020 / 21:50

    Great. As yes, can be more difficult to get up in the morning/s in winter time when it is dark morning/s. Yet for work, appointment/s, child care, Caring role this may be a necessity.

  18. A.E. ADKINS
    01/10/2020 / 21:55

    Sometimes have sleep difficulties, this would be a great prize to win

  19. Rachel Craig
    01/10/2020 / 22:02

    Unfortunately :- Yes. When young I slept well. Now chronic pain conditions, which impacts on sleep, quality of sleep, etc. Pain relief medication also impacts upon sleep, quality of sleep, fatigue, side effects, etc.

    I love the idea / aims of the light / clock. Gradually brightening light is a natural way to wake up. Rather than harsh bright startling lightening from darkness. As really that’s what we tend to get. Wakened suddenly / abruptly which surely is not kind to us / our body/ our mind/ our emotion/s / our physiology.

    A gradually brightening light mimics / copies natural lighting :- Sunrise, time to rise.

  20. Tracy Nixon
    02/10/2020 / 05:16

    Yes! I have never been a good sleeper!

  21. Helen Markham
    02/10/2020 / 08:51

    Oh wow what a great prize thanks for offering the opportunity!

  22. 02/10/2020 / 09:37

    Some fab tips thank you. I know I’m too much of a slave to the snooze button. Think I need to charge my phone on the other side of the room maybe!
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  23. Chloe Bates
    02/10/2020 / 19:29

    I’m struggling more than ever lately due to a busy mind/ stress!!

  24. Laura Pritchard
    02/10/2020 / 20:26

    Not usually, but I hate being shocked awake by my alarm!

  25. Fiona jk42
    02/10/2020 / 22:41

    I struggle to fall asleep, then struggle to get up in the morning. I think I may have to get one of these wake-up lights.

  26. Alice Gilkes
    03/10/2020 / 05:19

    I don’t usually struggle with sleep, though I can do occasionaly.

  27. Alice Gilkes
    03/10/2020 / 05:19

    I don’t usually struggle with sleep, though I can do occasionally.

  28. ROCHELLE LEAR
    03/10/2020 / 18:37

    I have suffered with insomnia for years

  29. Alica
    03/10/2020 / 20:42

    I have terrible insomnia and such have a hard time in the morning! This would be very helpful!

  30. Ian Campbell
    03/10/2020 / 21:10

    Definitely, there have been many occasions when my mind has still been active when I got to bed, and it can take a few hours before I actually go to sleep.

  31. Ruth Harwood
    04/10/2020 / 07:59

    I don’t really struggle too badly getting to sleep at night, but I’m terrible at staying asleep, I wake up about 5-6am, but my son, 24, is a late sleeper and I have to wake him every morning!

  32. Jane
    04/10/2020 / 13:21

    I don’t have any issues with sleeping, getting out of bed is a different story!

  33. Michele Prest
    04/10/2020 / 17:44

    Would love to win this I’ve struggled for years to get a good night’s sleep

  34. Tony Martin
    04/10/2020 / 23:58

    yes fairly often as I have sleep apnoea

  35. Patricia Bowley
    07/10/2020 / 13:54

    I normally sleep ok, but like to wake up gently so this would be ideal for me

  36. Janet Humphrey
    08/10/2020 / 12:18

    This would be a very useful item

  37. Sally Collingwood
    09/10/2020 / 09:34

    It varies, I sleep well mostly but go through phases where I am awake all night!

  38. Emma Walton
    12/10/2020 / 08:13

    I have a lot of trouble sleeping and generally wake up several times a night. Recently, I now have to get up to use the bathroom which is downstairs so I’m even more tired!

  39. Karen Usher
    14/10/2020 / 20:19

    Im a shift worker (parmaedic) and I feel lke I can never catch up with sleep. If Im on night shifts then I find it hard to fall asleep at night then that turns into day shifts then Im soooo tired to get up in the morning.

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