Winter mornings are sluggish. Each one of us sometimes or the other feel like sticking to the bed all day long during winters, but we can’t right? Now to lift our spirit on these tired winter mornings, we often consider a cup or two of coffee but excess of caffeine can lead us to feel jittery and anxious most of the time during the day. Identifying our sleep patterns and finding the solution to get them right may be helpful in the long run, but there are better ways to banish morning fatigue and get on with your day with energy. Let’s look at some of those techniques:
A classic symptom of dehydration can be fatigue, and even a trigger feeling of sleepiness, changes in cognitive ability, and mood disruptions can lead to it. Have plenty of water the first thing you get up to freshen up your entire body before moving out of the bed. Water helps in inducing some energy the first thing in the morning and gives the required freshness to kickstart the day.
Do you know why it feels so good to stretch when you wake up? This is experienced because, during the night, our muscles are paralysed and reactivating them just after waking up releases energy-stimulating endorphins. Yoga can help in boosting these hormones, eventually, giving you the perfect start for the day.
Splash Your Face With Water
Coldwater showers are said to reduce sick-day absences from work. So, in case you don’t want to take a full bath, a splash of cold water to the face, to signal a temperature change to your body, may also do the trick for you. You can also keep a spray bottle or water mist by your bedside table so you can lean over and mist yourself without even opening your eyes!
Go outside To Open Up Your Mind
Going out can help as sunlight is considered to increase your body’s serotonin level, which leads to improved sleep and also helps in increased daytime energy. And according to some studies, spending time in nature makes people feel more alive. Also, to get out of something we need something to get into, consider scheduling a phone call with a friend in the morning, plan to go out for a walk or make yourself such a breakfast you can’t resist from making and eating.
Time Your Sleep
One should keep in mind how much sleep he/she needs actually to make himself/herself active throughout the day. Lack of sleep increases the risk of accidents and is one of the leading causes of daytime fatigue. If you plan to keep an alarm to wake you up at a particular time, try to fix it 90 minutes before you want to wake up so that even after pressing enough number of ‘snooze’ buttons, you can still wake up on time.
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