How to get up in the morning

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Is the snooze button your best friend in the morning? Try these tips to make the waking up process easier

Wake up with water

Keep a glass of water by your bed and drink it as soon as you wake up to kick-start your metabolism, hydrate your body, get your bowels moving and help flush out toxins.

Pre-plan your snooze

Set you alarm 15 minutes earlier than you need to wake up to fake a lie-in when you hit the snooze button.

See the sunrise

Did you know sleeping with your curtains or blinds fully or partly open can help you wake up easier? The daylight stimulates your body clock, helping you enter a lighter phase of sleep, making it much easier to wake up.

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Stick to a routine

Set your alarm for the same time everyday – even on weekends and holidays – to programme your body clock into naturally waking up.

Get enough daylight

Aim to get one or two hours of natural daylight everyday to set your Circadian rhythm, as this controls when you feel active and when you feel sleepy. Swap lunching al desko for the park to get some sunshine.

Have breakfast as early as possible

Set the table the night before so you can eat soon after waking up. Eating brekkie within two hours of waking up will help to boost your energy levels for the day ahead.

Monitor your sleeping

If you’re tired of feeling tired, you may be waking up during a deep phase of sleep called REM-sleep, which can make you feel groggy in the day. Download a sleep app called Sleep Cycle to monitor your sleep cycle and help wake you up while you’re in a lighter phase of sleep.

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