Well, it happens to the most of us, and we all can relate: even after going to bed early in the night and having a good 8 hrs long sleep we feel tired. The body still wants more sleep and we end up waking up late. We usually point the finger at the stress that we go through the day, the overloaded work etc. Yet once in a while, the reasons for morning fatigue are something different.
Today, we are going to tell you the things that are stopping you from having a good sleep, and in turn, waking up early in the morning:
1: EXTRA LIGHTS IN THE ROOM
When your eyes don’t catch the light rays, it signals the brain to produce sleep-inducing hormones. Any kind of light, even from the screen of your cell phone can disturb this sleep-inducing function and cause sleep disorders. So, to have a good sleep, avoid using any electronics, avoid any exposure of light to eyes for few minutes and keep your eyes closed.
2: SNOOZING OFF
15 more minutes wrested from your alarm clock won’t do you any good. Dozing off again, you might fall into the phase of deep sleep and feel even more tired upon awakening. It’s best to set your alarm for the time when you absolutely need to get up — and to train your willpower.
3: NOT EATING BREAKFAST
Food in the form of Breakfast helps to start the biological clock that counts down the time until the next rest. If too much time passes between waking and eating, your body increases the level of the stress hormone cortisol.
4: EATING SWEET OR OILY FOODS IN DINNER
On contrary to popular belief, having a dessert after a heavy dinner is good for sleep, it’s actually not good. Eating just before bed is harmful not just for your body but for your sleep as well. This is especially true for foods with a Glycemic index, which increases the level of cortisol in your body. This effect lasts for 5 hours, so you’d be better off giving up pizza, cakes, and potatoes 5 hours before bed and replacing them with lighter foods such as yogurt or low-fat meat.
5: UNSCHEDULED DAYS
Our lives go in accordance with the circadian rhythm (also known as the biological clock), which is a regular cycle of alternating sleepiness and alertness. Going to bed at a different time every night, we break this cycle, and this can result in drowsiness and fatigue. It’s well worth getting into the habit of going to bed at the same time every night.
6: TAKE A COLD SHOWER
Your body temperature plays a big role in getting a good night’s rest. If you’re going to have a shower before bed, make it a cold one. When we take a warm shower close to bed, we raise our body temperature, which naturally falls around 10 p.m. You simply can’t get to sleep as easily if your body temperature is too warm.