How to Wake Up Early

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Waking up early is a huge pain for most of us. Waking early can give you an hour or three of extra time for focus and creativity. We try to solve this problem using alarms, asking our friends or family to wake us up in the morning. But, often we find ourselves feeling tired and sluggish. So, what exactly can you do to wake up early and also not feel tired when you do so.

In order to wake up early every single day and be filled with energy, the first thing to do is control the lighting. Sleep is regulated by the hormone melatonin. The hormone melatonin is affected by the light that hits your skin. This hormone allowed us to stay awake in the day, when the Sun was up and sleep when the Sun used to go down, before the invention of electric bulbs. These days we have artificial lighting in our rooms, from the screens and phones. This constant bombardment of our body with white light hampers the production of melatonin. Thus, we have a hard time finding sleep even after sunset. Thus, try to stick away from your phones or any other gadgets after your supper. Try reading a book instead.

Use your bed only for one purpose, which is sleeping. When you use your bed for other purposes such as eating or watching TV, your brain starts associating your bed with them. When you use it only for sleep, you will start falling asleep faster.

Exercise helps a lot earlier in the day. It gets your body nice and tired, so you’ll sleep better. Don’t exercise an hour or less before bed, or you’ll be pumped up.

The last thing that matters is the amount of sleep you get. No one can save you from tiredness or sluggishness if you simply don't sleep for enough time. And the best way to do that is to sleep early because there are more chances of you getting disturbed in your sleep during the day, rather than at night which otherwise leads to irritability, sluggishness during the rest of your day.