Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Rise and shine! The genius tricks that will help you get out of bed in just 60 seconds WITHOUT hitting the snooze button once - even on the dreariest of winter days .

  • Drink a glass of water when you wake up to hydrate your body and kick-start metabolism; it will also help to feel more awake
  • Keep your alarm clock out of arm's reach so that you physically have to get up and out of bed in order to turn it off 
  • Setting the bedroom temperature to 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit can induce sleep

  • One of the hardest things to do, especially in the cold winter months, is to get out of bed in the morning.
    When it's still dark out and you're cozy under your covers, it's nearly impossible to jump right out of bed in the morning without having to hit the snooze button a bunch of times or scroll through social media before deciding it's time to get up.
    These genius tips revealed by FEMAIL, Coveteur and the , will help you get out of bed in just 60 seconds, without having to  hit snooze, and leave you feeling energized and ready for the day ahead. 

    Good morning! Some genius tips to help you get out of bed in just 60 seconds include drinking water as soon as you wake up and setting the room temperature to 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit
    Good morning! Some genius tips to help you get out of bed in just 60 seconds include drinking water as soon as you wake up and setting the room temperature to 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit

    Drink water
    Before you go to bed, leave a glass of water or water bottle out on your nightstand for the next morning. 
    When you wake up, drink water to help your body get hydrated, plus it helps kick your body's metabolism into gear.
    The fresh water will also help to wake you up and make you feel much fresher after a long night with no water. 
    If you have spent the night before out on the town, it is worth adding a couple of Advil to your bedside table as well; if you take those with a glass of water first thing in the morning, you will find the following few hours much easier to bear.

    Place your alarm clock strategically
    When your alarm clock is right next to you, within an arm's length, whether it's a phone or an actual clock, makes it easy to just tap it to snooze. 
    So, place the device further away from your bad, so that when your alarm goes off, you can't just reach over and tap it. Instead, you're actually forced to get up, get out of bed and turn it off.
    You will find that once you are out of bed, the temptation to get back in and go to sleep again isn't quite so hard to refuse.

    Open the blinds
    Seeing the sun peek through your windows in the morning can be frustrating and annoying, but it's a simple way to alert you that it's time to get up. 
    Before going to bed, open up your blinds so that by the time you wake up in the morning, the sunrise is bursting through your windows. 
    Another option is looking into buying an alarm clock that gives off light when it's time to wake up; often these devices will mimic the sunlight, gradually getting brighter as you get closer to you alarm time. 
    In the winter, these are also a great option for people who have to wake up before the sun has risen.

    Set the temperature
    When it's time for bed, your body temperature decreases in order to initiate sleep. 
    So, by setting a specific temperature to your bedroom, you can actually facilitate a better sleep. The ideal room temps for sleeping are 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the
    Falling asleep more quickly, without tossing and turning, will in turn help you to wake up more eaily the following morning, without a feeling of grogginess. 
    Wearable alarm clocks
    There is nothing worse than the loud dreaded sound of an alarm going off. The jarring loud noise can quite literally wrench you out of your sleep in a most uncomfortable way, meaning that your first experience in the morning is one of shock and adrenaline, rather than feeling like you are well rested. 
    Enter wearable alarm clocks, the perfect alternative for people who struggle to cope with the abrasive noise of their phone or clock every morning.   
    You can invest in a watch which silently wakes you up by vibrating or other tech products like a pillow case that vibrates when it's time for you to seize the day.

    Only use your bed for sleep

    If you are the kind of person who likes to curl up in bed during the day to watch some Netflix or read a book, keep in mind that it may well be affecting your ability to get a good night's sleep.
    Do you ever wonder why on the laziest of days you're tired all day long, then when it's time for bed, you just can't fall asleep? 
    If you start lying around in bed all day to do stuff other than sleeping, your mind will stop associating your bed with relaxation and sleep, instead connecting it with a time during which different tasks are accomplished, making it harder to go to bed at night.

    No alcohol or caffeine
    After a long day of work, sometimes unwinding with a glass of wine just seems like the right thing to do. 
    However, if you want to wake up early feeling refreshed, you're going to have to pass on the caffeine and alcohol. Instead, swap the beverages for a hot cup of caffeine-free herbal tea such as chamomile or lavender.

    Don't take a bath

    This may seem surprising to many people, but taking a bath before bed as a way to wind down can actually have the reverse effect. 
    Since your body temperature drops at bedtime, the hot water from the bath will actually spike your body temperature, which your body then has to cool down again. So, if you want to indulge, take a bath at least an hour before bed.

    Make lists
    Many people do the most thinking while they're tossing and turning in bed, whether it's working out a problem that they have been struggling with all day, or making plans for the next morning. 
    However, making lists in your head late at night, and then trying to retain all of that information until the following day, will likely keep you up into the night, and stop you from being able to relax enough to get a good night's sleep.  
    To prevent this, keep a notebad and pen next to your bed, and set aside some time before bed to write down all of the things you have to get done the next day, that way your lists won't keep you from getting some shut-eye. 
    And, if you happen to come up with a genius idea in the middle of the night, you can simply reach for the pen and paper to jot it down, meaning the thought will be fresh in your head the following morning. 

    Set your coffee pot
    If the idea of not having caffeine at night frightens you, then this tip will make your day. 
    Buy yourself a coffee pot, or brewing device, that has a built-in clock and timer. Then, before bed, set it to start brewing five minutes before your alarm is due to go off. 
    That way, when you wake up in the morning, it's not just your alarm that's waking you up, it's the delicious aroma of morning java, which is sure to entice you out of your warm bed.
    Plus, it's an easy way to save time in the morning so that you don't have to wait to make a cup of coffee before work.

    Convince yourself you can get up
    If you constantly complain that you're not a morning person, it's time to change that - particularly if you, like so many other people, are stubborn and strong-willed enough to truly believe everything you tell yourself. 
    Instead of grumbling about how awful it is to get up, and how much you are dreading your next early morning start, instead, talk to yourself positively about the mornings. 
    Describe getting out of bed as the greatest thing ever, and start thinking about the most positive aspects of the day - whether it's a meeting you are looking forward to, a meal you're excited to eat, or plans that you can't wait to make and do; this simple trick really will prove the adage 'mind over matter' and you'll be surprised at just how easily you bound out of bed in the morning.

    Take melatonin
    Taking melatonin is an easy way to fall right asleep and wake up feeling more refreshed than ever. 
    Melatonin is a hormone made naturally in your body that regulates sleep and wakefulness. 
    So, taking the supplement is a natural way to put you to sleep when your body needs the extra push. Plus, melatonin supplements come in different varieties including pills, tablets, gummies and liquids.

    Turn the screen off
    While it may seem impossible to fall asleep without your favorite Netflix show on in the background, it is important to turn it off. 
    Turning off all electronics such as the TV, laptops, and your phones can drastically make a difference on your sleeping habits. 
    Instead of scrolling through social media before bed, set aside a half hour to turn electronics off, switching on the Do Not Disturb button on your phone, and unwinding naturally.
    If you need something to keep you occupied once you're in bed, try reading a book, writing in a journal, or even working on a coloring book. All of these no-screen activities will help to soothe your eyes and your mind and get you ready to snooze peacefully. 

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