If you wake up in the morning still feeling jaded and lacking in energy, that is not going to bode well for the rest of the day.
There are numerous ways you can address that situation so that you give yourself a better chance of waking up feeling mentally recharged and ready to face whatever the day has in store for you.
Perhaps, when you have read through some mattress customer reviews, you might decide that it is a good idea to improve your odds of getting a good sleep by updating your mattress. That is just one of the easy ways that you can help yourself to feel like you own your mornings again.
You can’t beat the clock
Trying to burn the midnight oil might be ok every now and again but if you regularly retire to bed around midnight and rise again at six the next morning, that regime is going to take its toll.
There are some people who seem to be able to function on very little sleep, but if you are regularly feeling tired and more than a little sluggish after you wake up, you clearly are not one of those lucky people.
The best thing to do is figure out how much sleep you actually need to function properly, by noting the number of hours needed to wake up feeling refreshed. Once you have that figure cracked, don’t try to beat the clock, get the right amount of sleep every night.
It is always tempting to succumb to a few hunger pangs late in the evening and reach for another slice of pizza or something similarly tasty, but heavy on the stomach.
The problem with this is that you are giving your body a task to digest this food just at the point you are heading to bed. This will make it harder to get to sleep and enjoy a comfortable night.
Try to resist eating anything after about 7pm if you can. Having an earlier dinner time will give you more time to digest it and aid your sleep pattern. If you do want a snack, a glass of milk or maybe a banana, is certainly better than the pizza option.
Kick the caffeine habit
Giving up the coffee or the cola altogether, might be a bridge too far, but if you want to boost your chances of waking up ready to rock the next morning after a great sleep, you will need to consider kicking the caffeine habit, for the evening at least.
A good caffeine curfew time would be about 7pm, so make it your last cup of Joe alongside your meal, and you stand a better chance of unwinding more successfully when bedtime comes around.
If you want to feel like you own your mornings again, follow some of these simple tips and see if it makes a difference when you open your eyes the next day.
Daniel Humphreys is a lifestyle blogger who works in a furniture store by day in the role of assistant manager. He writes about a variety of lifestyle topics in his articles, usually with a self improvement or DIY focus.