How to get out of bed in the morning : 8 effective ways

Do you ever wake up feeling groggy, tired, low in mood, with no idea how to get out of bed?

Let’s face it, whether you’re the 5 am disciplined early riser or the 11am bum, these days happen to all of us.

If, on the other hand, you suffer with depression, then you’ll find that these days are an all too common occurrence.

Either way, these efficient methods will be sure to get you out of bed in the morning:

1. Set your alarm 30 to 45 minutes before you actually plan to wake up

If you’re one of the few who manages to jump out of bed in the morning, congratulations. The vast majority of us, however, find it hard to avoid hitting the snooze button.

And that’s fine. Simply factor in the 5 times you hit the snooze button when setting your alarm the night before.

how to get out of bed: A sleeping alarm clock on bedside table

2. Have a snack before bed

When you wake up groggy, it could boil down to low blood sugar levels, as a result of not having eaten in a while.

Eating a small snack right before calling it a night, therefore, can do wonders in helping you wake up feeling refreshed.

Having said that, don’t go running for the kitkat. Sugar won’t do you any good.

Consider a banana instead.

It will stabilise your blood sugar levels during the night and is a source of magnesium to help you sleep better.

how to get out of bed: A dancing banana

3. Drink water before bed

Have some water before going to bed. You’ll find that you will wake up having to use the bathroom.

This is a tricky one, though, which requires trial and error. Expect to be awoken during the night to pee, until you find that right amount of water before bed.

how to get out of bed: A woman drinking from a large bottle of water.

4. Set the room temperature

Intentionally set the timer of your A/C to go on heat an hour before you wake up.

I can guarantee you, nothing is worse than feeling hot and sticky under your duvet. You’ll get out of bed in a flash.

how to get out of bed: A man in a suit feeling hot and cooling himself with a newspaper.

5. Set a morning appointment

Consider fitting in an early morning workout with a personal trainer.

When you are committed to showing up and have someone waiting for you, you won’t want the embarrassment of having to say sorry for having slept in.

Arnold Schwarzenneger training a weak guy at the gym.

6. Power down in the evenings

Fact: The blue light emitted from TVs, mobile phones and laptops affects your circadian rhythm, which in turn affects your sleep.

The earlier you switch these off at night, the higher the chance of waking up feeling refreshed.

6 TV screens on static stations

7. Open the blinds

Waking up to the sun in your face can be a pleasant thing, if you want it to be.

Sunlight signals your body its time to wake up. Besides its a good source of Vitamin D to boost your energy.

A Family Guy character opening the window blinds

8. Get a coffee alarm clock

This one’s for coffee lovers. Wake up in the morning to the smell of a freshly brewed cup of joe.

Having a coffee by your side as soon as you open your eyes, will make it easier to pull back the duvet and start your day.

how to get out of bed: Winking face in a cup of black coffee

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