HOW TO BE A MORNING PERSON: 10 HACKS THAT ACTUALLY WORK

Go slow

Start by gradually adjusting your wake-up time, giving your body the chance to adapt to the new schedule.

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Wake up with the sun

Natural light is a powerful cue for regulating your circadian rhythm. Instead of blackout blinds.

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Get up as soon as your alarm goes off

If you still feel drowsy, sluggish, unfocused, and moody after waking up, you may be experiencing sleep inertia.

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Choose a pleasant alarm

Choose an alarm tone that gently nudges you awake rather than jolts you into consciousness.

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Don't sleep in on the weekends

Avoid sleeping in on the weekends to maintain a steady wake-up time, allowing your body to establish a reliable rhythm.

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Have a wind-down routine the night before

Plan your mornings the night before and create a calming pre-sleep routine to signal your body that it's time to wind down.

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Embrace morning exercise

Morning exercise can also tire you out enough to fall asleep more easily at night.

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Schedule a motivating morning task

Give yourself a reason to look forward to mornings by scheduling a motivating task at the start of your day.

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Eat earlier

Aim for an earlier breakfast to give your body the fuel to kickstart your metabolism and energize you throughout the day.

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Limit your caffeine consumption

While a morning cup of coffee can be a delightful ritual, be mindful of your caffeine intake.

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