Winter is the time when it seems impossible to get out of the bed. However, there are a few ways that can help you wake up during the cold winter mornings and still have an active day.
1. Fix Your Sleeping Habits
If you have bad sleeping habits, you would have more difficulty in waking up. It is important to fix a routine so that your biological clock sets on a regular time and your body knows that its time for it to be up and about. Thus you should stick to a regular sleeping schedule.
We all are in the habit of checking our phones at night before sleeping. The blue light of our cell phones actually messes up with the melatonin and the sleep hormone in our body. Also when you wake up, do not snooze as the body will become confused whether it’s actually the time to wake up or not.
2. Exercise and Eat Well
The things you do all day also affect the quality of your sleep. Exercising every day can help you falling asleep faster and waking up more refreshed and energetic. Daily exercise will not only help you lose weight but will help you in fighting the seasonal anxiety that most people encounter during the winter months.
Recent research suggests that it is better to having dinner early and avoid eating anything at least one hour before bed. Avoid caffeine later in the day and drink at least eight glasses of water every day. Drinking water not only helps you in staying hydrated but it also keeps you more alert and helps you in combating the mood swings in the winter season. It is also suggested to drink a glass of water right after you wake up in the morning as it will give a boost to your metabolism.
3. Let the Light In (Or Make It Yourself)
Our bodies are naturally used to the fact that when we see morning light, we automatically become active and ready for work. Facing daylight helps you get out of your bed and stop the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. However, in winters the daylights comes a bit late than in summers, and thus our bodies feel difficulty to move and go about the day.
The solution to the problem lies within your room. If there is not enough light coming from outside you can place the switches near the bedside to turn them on whenever you wake up. Technology is changing very rapidly, and there are lights and fans available in the market that has sound detectors and voice sensors with them. Thus, if you can invest a bit of money consider buying those lights and switches so that you do not feel any difficulty while getting out of bed.
You may practice all these things in seasons other than winter too, getting out of bed. Facing the challenging world requires willpower and determination. These habits will help you improve your sleeping habits and will make you feel more productive and useful throughout the day.