Are you the opposite of a morning person and more likely to hit the snooze alarm countless times and crawl back under the covers? Do you drag and grump through the morning? Getting up in the morning is a chore for many people, but there are ways to make the process go more smoothly. Try these strategies for getting better sleep and waking up more easily:
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Establish a good sleep schedule
Resist the temptation to stay up late binge-watching TV. If you know you have to get up at 6 a.m., for example, experiment with your bedtime by going to bed a little earlier to see if you feel more alert in the morning. Once you find a routine that works well, stick with it – even on weekends. Going to bed late and sleeping late on weekends can make it hard to adjust back to your regular schedule.
Create a comfortable sleeping area
Make your bedroom a sanctuary for sleep by investing in a good mattress and comfortable pillows. Don’t use it to watch TV, go online, and check your messages and then expect to quickly fall asleep. The activity as well as the bright lights are likely to keep you awake long after you close your eyes.
Skip the snooze button
Hitting the snooze button countless times really doesn’t do you any favors. You’re not able to get good sleep in 10-minute chunks of time, so you’ll wake up more easily if you set your alarm for the time you actually need to get up. Moving your alarm clock across the room can make you less tempted to hit the snooze button.
Let the light in
Bright light can keep you up at night, but they can also help you wake up in the morning. Open the blinds or draperies and let the sun shine in. If you get up while it’s still dark, bright artificial lights can also help signal your body that it’s time to wake up.
As you explore different strategies for waking up in the morning, don’t underestimate the effect of a good night’s sleep. Mattresses from Land of Sleep can help you get better sleep so you wake up feeling more refreshed. For more information, contact us or visit one of our two locations.