5 tips for your morning routine

Are you finding it difficult to get out of bed? If you’re not naturally an early riser, you might struggle to get up in the morning. Perhaps you’re more of an ‘evening person’ than an early bird. Just a few changes to your morning habits can make it easier to get up in the morning – no more oversleep or missed alarms. Read on for our top tips and tricks for an easier morning routine.

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How to get up more easily in the morning

1. Don’t put your alarm clock next to your bed

If the alarm clock is not placed directly on the bedside table, you first have to get up to turn it off. Once you get out of bed, your circulation slowly gets going and it becomes easier for you to get ready in the bathroom or make a coffee in the kitchen. We’ve got plenty of coffee recipes to help you master the perfect flat white, cappuccino or more first thing in the morning.

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2. Deactivate snooze function

The popular snooze function on your alarm lets you sleep for a few minutes before waking you up again. However, if you dismiss the actual alarm, your body thinks it was a false alarm and you go back into the deep sleep phase. Each snooze alarm jolts you out of a new sleep cycle, making it even harder to get out of bed. Try getting up at the first alarm, so you only have to be woken up once.

A young woman snooze an alarm on her phone in the morning

3. Get natural light

It is best to combine this with tip number one: after you get up to turn off the alarm, let natural light into the room. Natural light inhibits the production of the body’s own sleep hormone melatonin. This means you wake up quicker by opening your blinds or curtains than if you were to switch on a normal room light or a bedside lamp.

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4. Drink water

While you sleep, your body loses up to half a litre of fluid. If you drink a glass of lukewarm water when you wake up, you can compensate for the lack of fluid. This not only activates your brain, but also ensures that your metabolism, digestion and kidney activity get going.

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5. Get up at the same time each day

Maintain your sleep rhythm: if you go to sleep at different times every day, your internal clock will be disrupted and it will be harder to wake up. It helps to try to get up at the same time, even on weekends. This way your body gets used to it and you get out of bed quicker and easier. If you want to start waking up earlier, get your body used to the new start time by approaching it gradually. Go to bed 15 minutes earlier in the evening and get up 15 minutes earlier the next day. Maintain this rhythm for three days before moving your wake-up time forward by 15 minutes again. This will allow your body to slowly get used to the change and make it easier for you to stick to the new times.

Freshly woken up young woman enjoying the morning sun rays.

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