Just about everyone who has to go to school or work dreads Monday morning more than any other morning. It seems that even if you’re waking up tired in the mornings, waking up on Monday is worse than waking up on any other day. It may be because most of us who go to school or work during the week enjoy late nights and generally waking up later over the weekend and then when Monday rolls around, we struggle to get back to our week day cycle.
While it is common to wake up tired in the morning, it is actually not the way it’s supposed to be. After a good nights sleep, we are supposed to wake up feeling rested and refreshed.
If you’re waking up tired everyday, here are some things you may want to think about:
- Your room is a cave: If blackout shades prevent daylight from streaming in and slowing waking you up, your internal clock won’t know day from night. Exposure to sunshine in the morning will signal your brain that it’s time for your body to waken. And when you do, it’ll be gradual, so you’ll wake up feeling rested.
2. You skipped yesterday’s workout: Exercise burns calories, but it also burns up energy. If you have too much, you’ll be too restless to settle. Stick to a regular exercise routine, working out at least three or four times a week in order to reap the benefits in the bedroom.
3.Late-night Facebooking: It’s difficult to disconnect from the world, but when you check your email “real quick,” it’s easy to get sucked in, and before you know it, an hour has gone by. Besides keeping you up late, the lights from your phone, computer, and TV stimulate you brain, so when you finally shut off the lights, it takes your mind a while to calm down enough to drift off to sleep. Make a promise to shut off all technology at least an hour before bedtime and read a book, take a bath, or do some stretches before bed instead.