To those who has difficulty in waking up: Tips to be an early bird

At 6AM, most of us probably will not be so energetic to make a cup of coffee. Mornings may be rough, but we still got some tips to make you wake up in the morning more easily:

  1. Get enough sleep.
    Getting 7-9 hours of sleep will make you get up earlier easier. A little more tip: Keep the laptop and other affairs away from bed in order to sleep soundly.
  2. Stay consistent.
    Try to set the alarm clock at the same time every morning—including weekends. A constant wakeup call may make it progressively easier to jump out of bed.
  3. Start slowly.
    Pick a new wakeup time and gradually work towards it. Want to wake up at 7 AM but stuck at 8? Start by setting the clock at 7:45 and leave the 15-minute as a buffer until the new time goal is reached.
  4. Skip the snooze.
    Disrupting sleep an hour or so before actually getting out of bed may disturb our REM cycle, which helps stimulate brain regions linked to cognition. Besides, don’t want to bug your roommate with multiple alarms, set one alarm and maybe another a few minutes later in case you snooze through.
  5. Set some happy sounds.
    Skip the beeps and blares and set an alarm tone to something soothing or fun to wake you up.
  6. Let in the light.
    Research shows a little bit of light may be all we need to reset the body block. A simple solution is to keep the blinds open during the night.
  7. Eat breakfast.
    Sleepiness doesn’t disappear just from drinking a cup of coffee. Having enough time for some eggs and ham (or maybe just a yogurt parfait) will also provide energy, not to mention it’ll boost that brainpower, too.
  8. Hit the gym.
    Those tired eyes may go away once a morning workout routine is in order. Exercise will definitely boost energy.
  9. Treat yourself well.
    Have a reward waiting in the morning to motivate climbing out of bed. Dive into some freshly based fruit and nut bars, or slide into a warm bath instead of taking a quick shower.
  10. Sometimes we need to bite the bullet and “just do it."
    Researchers  have found that creativity may flourish when we feel groggy, so don’t let a little drowsiness interrupt seizing the day!


The above information is brought to you by Dr. Pierson Wong from Health Care Centre Taipa Campus