Nine better ways to wake up!

Scientific research has shown that different people take different times to wake up, and that there are even people who only really wake up in the afternoon when most of us are getting tired and thinking of going home. But for those people who have difficulty getting out of the bed in the morning there may be hope. 

Various studies have confirmed that there are many things that we can do to make sure that we wake up in the morning.

As a bonus many of these also enhance your mood, give you more energy and lower your stress.

So if you have difficulty in waking up in the morning, and even if you don't, why not try some of the following 9 things, you have nothing to lose and it may just change your life for good!
  • ensure that there are no unresolved issues of the day before you go to bed. Waking up with the knowledge that there are problems to be faced could be enough reason to stay in bed.
  • change your alarm ringtone. Most people believe that they will only wake up with the loudest, worst sounding tone imaginable. While this may be true for some, most other people will wake up much better with something bright and happy.
  • get up as soon as you hear the alarm. There is a reason why we do not hear people lament the woe's of getting up immediately. Just as the previous sentence is difficult to make sense of, it is difficult to understand why anyone would press snooze just once.
  • sing a happy tune first thing in the morning. A simple song like "Bare nesessities" from Jungle Book can put a smile on your face and a skip in your step before any of the days worries can weigh you down. And once you are going it takes much more to slow you down.
  • stretch in the morning, even before you get out of bed. Scientists have found that people who stretch are less stressed, more relaxed and more awake then those who do not.
  • change your routine, or get one. Eat serial before you drink coffee or brush your teeth first thing after you get up.
  • take 10 minutes of the morning and spend them outside. There is nothing that can beat the crisp morning air to clear away the fog of a nights sleep.
  • tune in to your senses. Our modern day morning routines provide us with ample opportunity to stimulate all of our senses and it makes good sense. Research even proved that the smell of coffee can stimulate the brain to a wakened state in he same way as caffeine.
  • do a 10 minute exercise routine each morning. Science tell us that any morning exercise that cause us to break a sweat increase our metabolism significantly for the rest of the day, and a higher metabolism means you are more awake.

Knowledge is only the key, it is up to us to turn it!


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