Nobody wants to feel groggy when they wake up in the morning. We all want to wake up refreshed with plenty of energy to tackle whatever tasks come our way.
However, we’ve all had those mornings where we wake up feeling lethargic, shambling to each daily task like a zombie. If you find yourself waking up in the morning drained and grumpy, there are steps you can take to help ensure that you get a restful night’s sleep and wake up with the energy you need.
Here’s How You Can Wake Up Feeling More Refreshed
We’ve compiled a list of tips that can help you feel better after waking up in the morning. These tips can help even if you aren’t a morning person.
Use Alarms Effectively
Alarms can be a useful tool to help you get up in the morning. They are also easily accessible, as virtually every mobile device has an alarm function that you can use.
The problem is that alarms can also be a hindrance to waking up refreshed. Pretty much every alarm app has a snooze function and using it can make you feel more and more groggy. Your body simply isn’t meant to sleep for a short while and wake up again
Here are some steps you can take to use an alarm more effectively:
- Place your alarm out of reach from where you are sleeping, preferably far enough away that you need to physically get up to shut it off. This way, you are a lot less likely to hit snooze and go back to sleep.
- Choose the right alarm sound. Don’t go for a “soothing” alarm, such as crashing waves or rainfall, but you also don’t want to wake to a blaring sound that will get you irritated.
Establish A Morning Routine
Setting up a morning routine can be a great boon to helping you feel refreshed. In addition, depending on what is in your morning routine, it can help you feel accomplished before you even leave your home.
Here are some great ideas for an invigorating morning routine:
- Wake up at the same time every morning
- Open your windows and blinds to let natural light in
- Drink a glass of water
- Do some stretches or yoga in order to get your blood flowing.
- Eat a healthy breakfast
One activity that isn’t advised is checking your phone first thing in the morning, especially social media feeds. Social media can be a big timewaster and can result in you leaving your home feeling rushed and stressed.
Utilize Automated Window Blinds
Using electric blinds may sound like an odd suggestion, but automated window blinds can be extremely beneficial in helping you feel refreshed in the morning.
First, auto blinds can be very easy-to-use, especially our MySmartBlinds. You won’t have to worry about messing with tangled blind cords in order to achieve your preferred light levels anymore as you can use our automated interface from your phone. They also are energy efficient, so you can actually save money on your energy bill.
Second, automated window blinds can easily be incorporated into your morning routine. Our electric blinds are easy to schedule, so you can have exactly the right level of natural light in your room when your alarm goes off in the morning.
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