Do you pull your blankets higher when you hear the annoying alarm going off in the morning? If you miss someone jumping out of bed excited to get through the day, there are a few simple tricks you can try to help you wake up when all you want to do is sleep. Giving a little boost when you're sleepy all day can be done too. You may never be a morning person, but you can successfully energize yourself. See the first step to get started.
Method 1 of 3: Excited in the Morning
Step 1. Get excited about your plans for the day
Remember when you were a kid, and you would jump up the second you opened your eyes in the morning? Go back to a time where you were very relaxed and happy to wake up to start the fun activities that have been prepared for the day. It's hard to get out of bed if you're not looking forward to going to work or school, but if you focus on the good things that will happen that day, you'll be able to wake yourself up quicker. Try it tomorrow: when you wake up, think about the best thing that will happen that day, and let your heart beat in anticipation.
This is easy to do on your birthday and holiday fun, but you have to be creative to wake up with a smile on a gray Monday with rain. Even if you don't have a big event to look forward to, think about the little things that make you happy every day: walking your dog. Drink the first cup of coffee. Talking on the phone with your best friend after a hard day's work. Get your favorite food on the way home. Whatever it is, think of it the first time you wake up
Step 2. Let the sunlight in
Does your room get natural light in the morning? Otherwise, you're missing out on the most effective natural wake-up call. When sunlight comes in through your window in the morning, your brain naturally knows it's time to move. But if you have blinds, and don't get enough light in the morning, you'll feel groggy until you go out.
If you have heavy curtains that block outside light, try looking for a neutral color that can effectively block out artificial light but still light up the room when the sun rises
Step 3. Drink a large glass of water
Going 8 hours without drinking (in sleep) is enough time for the body to become dehydrated, which can make you sleepy. Wake up with a large glass of cold water to start your day off right. You will feel refreshed in a few minutes.
- If you want to be able to drink water while you're still in bed, fill a small thermos with ice the night before and keep it on your bedside table. In the morning, the ice has melted and cold water will be ready for you to drink.
- Drink water "before" you drink coffee or tea.
- Wash your face with cold water too. It helps lower your body temperature, lifting you from your sleepy warm state.
Step 4. Brush your teeth with peppermint toothpaste
The aroma of peppermint stimulates your body's trigeminal nerve, giving you a boost of energy. Brushing your teeth with peppermint toothpaste the first time is a great way to brighten up your day. Do it before you eat anything, because brushing your teeth right after eating is not very good for your teeth.
If you don't like peppermint toothpaste, keep a bottle of peppermint oil or some peppermint on hand and take a deep breath. This will have the same effect as using peppermint toothpaste
Step 5. Read an article or two
Putting your thoughts together is another great way to start your bike in the morning. Read some interesting stories or watch some videos. You will be so busy learning something new that you will not have time to think about how sleepy you are.
- Reading emails or books – as long as the content of the book is interesting – will have the same effect.
- You can also listen to the radio or turn on the TV.
Step 6. Move your body
Switching from a prone position to an active position will definitely help you get up and shine. You know how cartoon characters stretch when they get out of bed? It really helps to improve your circulation and makes you more awake. If you don't stretch. If you're not interested in stretching, below are other things to try:
- Take a short walk outside.
- Cleaned up the dirty dishes last night.
- Clean and tidy up your room.
- Jump up
- Jogging around the neighborhood.
- Better yet, do 30 minutes of cardio, such as running, swimming, or cycling.
Step 7. Eat breakfast
Many people call breakfast the most important meal for a reason; The protein, carbohydrates and fats you eat in the morning keep your body healthy and give you a good start to the day. On days where you just want to stay in bed, indulge yourself a little. Allow yourself some time for coffee, wine, and omelets as well as stuffing a piece of dry toast while rushing out of the room.
Method 2 of 3: Brighten Midday
Step 1. Get a change of heart
Even if it's just a 10-minute walk around the office building, putting yourself in a different environment helps your brain a bit to stay active and working. When you feel sleepy, you will be more productive if you go and rest for a while.
- If you can go outside, do so - even if it's raining or cold outside. Changes in temperature will startle your body from the cradle of the day.
- Get up and walk often. When you sit in one place for too long, your circulation is affected - and has a considerable effect on your state of mind.
Step 2. Eat oranges or grapes
The citrus scent boosts serotonin, a hormone that makes you feel positive and uplifted. Eating a few slices of orange or grapefruit--or any other type of citrus--is a great way to get over your midday slump.
Step 3. Drink ginseng tea
Ginseng is a natural stimulant that improves brain function. Drinking a cup of ginseng tea or drinking 100 milligrams of ginseng extract can improve your focus.
Ask your doctor before taking supplements. Ginseng should be avoided for those with high blood pressure
Step 4. Avoid caffeine and sugar past noon
You may crave a latte and cracker at 4:00, but the caffeine and sugar will only make you fall hard after feeling a temporary high. For long-lasting energy and alertness, drink water or tea instead of coffee, and heat up a high-protein snack like almonds.
Step 5. Listen to music at a fast tempo
You may not think you're in the right mood, but there's nothing wrong with trying. Put on the song you usually dance to Friday nights. Soon your feet will be tapping and your head nodding - you can't avoid it. Your increased heart rate for a moment will help you to brighten again in no time.
Step 6. Nap for strength
Instead of trying to fight the urge to close your eyes, give in. Napping for 15 to 20 minutes will make you more alert in the long run. A nap may be just what you need to get on with the day, especially when you didn't get enough sleep the night before.
Method 3 of 3: Making Lifestyle Changes
Step 1. Do lots of exercise
Exhausting yourself all day is the best way to ensure you sleep well at night and feel rested during the day. If your lifestyle is not sedentary, this change will bring big changes. Start a little with 30 minutes of walking in your daily life, whether before or after work or school. If you enjoy sports, try jogging, cycling or swimming to increase the challenge/ You can also drain your energy by adopting the following habits:
- Walk through the stairs instead of taking the elevator to your floor.
- Get off the subway a few stops earlier than usual and walk onward to your home.
- Try the 7-minute method to work all your muscles every morning.
Step 2. See what you eat after 8pm
Eating or drinking late at night can affect your sleep. Your body cannot rest completely when it tries to digest food. Try to eat dinner earlier and avoid snacking later than 8pm for a better night's sleep.
Drinking alcohol can also affect your sleep. Drinking can make you sleepy at first but it will prevent you from reaching the deepest phase of your sleep. That is why you will feel tired in the morning after drinking, even though you have slept more than 8 hours
Step 3. Make sure the electronics are off in the room
Do you read emails and read news articles until you turn off the lights? Your mind will tend to be preoccupied with things you have to do the next day and controversial political topics when you should have lowered your mental and emotional performance overnight. Help yourself to feel calm and comfortable by turning off your electronic devices before bedtime.
- Leave your laptop in another room, or at least turn it off rather than leaving it on and giving you easy access.
- Decorate your bedroom comfortably and invitingly by filling it with soft pillows, candles, muted colors, and soothing scents-all without wires or beeps.
Step 4. Make a schedule
Going to bed at the same time every day and getting up at the same time will help you rest better. If you stay up until 2 a.m. and sleep over the weekend, and wake up at 6 a.m. the following Monday, your body is playing catch-up all day. Try to follow a healthy schedule that won't confuse your biological clock.
Try to avoid the alarm if you can. Let your body clock wake you up. Waking up naturally will help you stay alert throughout the day, because you don't force your body when it's not ready
- Place your finger right under your eye and rub your finger in a circle, this wakes your eye.
- Wet a towel and place it in the freezer for 15 minutes then place it on your face.
- Try to sleep for 7-9 hours.
- Throw your pillow off the bed so you can't go back to sleep. Set your alarm clock so far from your bed that you have to get up to turn it off!
- Open a window and let some fresh air in (especially if it's cold).
- Make sure to get enough sleep the next night and continue so you don't get tired when you wake up!
- As soon as you wake up, get out of bed and take your blanket to another room, especially when it's cold, then you most likely won't go back to sleep!
- Drink tea and run around the area.