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May 31, 2021 | by: Heather Kerr

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.