Whether waking up earlier to make time to pursue a hobby or interest, getting exercise, or simply getting to work on time, if you find yourself struggling to switch on in the mornings, there’s a system you can put in place to help you wake up better and make your life easier. Even when you’re not a morning person.
Putting these tips into place should help you to fall asleep more easily, get better sleep quality, and wake up feeling more refreshed.
Stick to a routine
Routine is important in many ways, but it plays a particularly instrumental role in the quality of sleep you get. Sleep studies have shown that variability in time spent outdoors, meal times, and bed times have a direct link to quality of sleep, with more variation in these day to day activities causing less impactful sleep.
Creating and sticking to a sleep routine involves waking up, eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and going to sleep at roughly the same time every day.
Change your surroundings
Your environment also plays a large part in your ability to sleep and the quality of sleep you have. Not only will a more comfortable and supportive mattress be a factor in your sleep, light levels, room décor, and more can help or hinder your rest.
To create an environment that’s going to improve the quality of your sleep, it’s a good idea to start with your bed. Choosing a comfortable mattress that’s firm enough to support your body adequately is the most important aspect, and a bespoke mattress that’s made for you is the best way of doing this.
Light levels are also instrumental in quality and ease of sleep, so you should make sure that your curtains are dark enough to block out any external light pollution and that your lights can be dimmed at night time before bed. However, in the morning, opening your blinds or curtains to let in natural daylight when you wake up is a great way of letting your body know the day has begun.
Prepare for the next day
In the run up to bedtime, anxiety about the following day can be a factor in struggles to fall asleep, and a scattered mind when you fall asleep can in turn lead to poor sleep quality. Although there’s no way to completely quell this anxiety, preparing for work or other responsibilities at night before you go to bed can help to put you at ease and make waking up more stress free.
Preparing lunch, packing your bag, and laying out your clothes ready for the morning not only help to relax you before bed, they also make your morning routine simpler which means that you can stay in bed for longer.
Personalise your wakeup
As much as bedtime routines, preparation, and quality of sleep are important factors in how you feel in the morning, how you actually wake up is arguably just as important. Personalising your wakeup routine to make it suitable for you is the most important thing here, and there’s no one piece of advice that will suit everyone.
If you like listening to music, getting an alarm clock that can wake you up to a specific radio station or playlist can help. If you can’t function without coffee, an automatic coffee machine that has a cup waiting for you when you wake up can be a great incentive to get out of bed. The point is that you should create a positive wakeup experience for yourself that’s personal to you.
If you want to start working on making your mornings easier and days more productive, get in touch with us today to find out how a custom made mattress can improve your sleep quality.