How to wake up with more Energy – even on Mondays
Another Monday morning has rolled around, and if you’re finding yourself sluggish in the morning, there are a few tips you can try according to experts.
Maintain a consistent sleep schedule, even on weekends: Going to bed at 9pm on weeknights and 2am on weekends makes your body feel like it has flown across 5 time zones in the mornings
Don’t hit snooze: Those 10-minute naps don’t add up to the quality sleep you need because the alarm will go off before you get a chance to enter deeper stages of sleep. I literally snooze every alarm.
Avoid sleep aids: Medications like Benadryl and Advil PM help you fall asleep, but can also interfere with your ability to awaken feeling perked-up and ready to go the next morning.
Skip the nightcap: Yes, it can help you fall asleep faster, but can lower your sleep quality, leaving you bleary-eyed the following day. It can also interrupt your sleep to get up and use the washroom
Try a gentle-wake sunrise alarm: There are a number of alarm clocks that mimic sunrise and gradually brighten, gently rousing you from slumber — rather than startling you awake, like a conventional alarm clock.