Not a morning person but wish you were? If you face a daily battle with your alarm clock, then help is at hand. Find out how to become an early riser and make the transition from bed to bathroom that little bit easier.


 

Ways to Become a Morning Person

Can you become a morning person? Of course, with a little help. Learning how to be a morning person just involves a little knowledge, effort and dedication. We’ve put together our top tips to help.
  • Create a routine: Keeping a routine of when you sleep and wake is the easiest change you can make to become an early riser. Set your bedtime and wake time strictly and try to stick to it.
  • Plan workouts carefully: Although keeping active is important, it’s sometimes necessary to say no to evening activities to ensure your sleep schedule is maintained. Creating a relaxed atmosphere before sleep is essential to getting your head down at the right time – if you’re struggling, try reading or drinking a camomile or decaffeinated tea.
  • Watch what you eat: You’ve heard it all before, but that’s because it’s true – eating and drinking well is the key to a healthy lifestyle, and that includes sleep. If you’ve indulged on a packet of sweets or something high in carbs that would bloat or fill you up before bed, energy release will keep you awake, meaning you’re more likely to struggle to wake up in the morning.
  • Get more quality sleep: Ensuring a good night sleep is ultimately one of the best ways to become a morning person. Hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock is often a sign of sleep deprivation. But it’s not always how long you sleep, but the quality of that sleep that really matters when it comes to waking up feeling refreshed. The secret to high quality sleep? Wool. As a natural, breathable fibre, investing in wool bedding will help you to defeat night sweats, allergies and overheating so you can stay in the Stage 4 regenerative sleep phase for longer. Becoming a morning person has never been easier. Learn more about the sleep benefits of wool.
 

Can a night owl become a morning person?

It’s not an uncommon trait to become distracted at night by watching a film, being engrossed in a book, or just generally finding it difficult to sleep. So, can a night person become a morning person? Powering down is most important when ensuring a good night sleep. Turn off the electronics and put your phone on charge over the other side of the room – blue light emitted from electronics hinders sleep more than natural light.
Now is the time to relax back with a book or chat with your partner. Alternatively, use this electronic free time to prep before bed. Make your lunch for tomorrow or pack your gym bag ready for the morning – this way, you’re telling your brain to wind down as you are planning for the next day. It will also help you to wake in the morning, knowing that you’re organised for the day ahead.

Trick Your Mind into Becoming an Early Riser

So you’ve got your sleep routine sorted – now it’s time to ensure your sleepy head will wake up with ease each morning.

Make it more difficult to snooze

The oldest trick in the book – move your alarm clock or phone over the other side of the room, meaning when you hear that ringtone each morning, you will have to get up to turn it off. Using a mobile? Choose the ringtone that works best for you – some prefer calming and gradual, while others prefer loud and forceful.

Find your morning motivation

Wake up with positive thoughts; think about the things you’re going to achieve today to find your motivation to avoid sneaking back under the covers. Perhaps your motive is to get out of bed and make a tasty cooked breakfast, or maybe you’re going to take a morning walk and do some exercise – whatever the reason, reminding yourself of this when your alarm goes off is a sure-fire way to get up and learn how to become an early riser.

So, why not give it a try. Can you become a morning person?

Looking for more advice on how to become a morning person? Take a look at our Sleep Health & Advice section with helpful tips and advice for better sleep, every night.