I used to wake up tired all the time. I remember the feeling of being half-dead when that alarm clock rings and how anxiety and depression quickly flowed into my mind. It's a horrible experience, yes. Yet so many of us go through it every single day! Now, that's not right if you ask me. It shouldn't have to be like that.
So be hold, there is actually a magic formula that will guarantee that you never wake up tired again. Alright, perhaps it's not really magic, but if you follow it, you will see direct results. And Yes, I have experienced this myself. And Yes, my friends now use it as well!
First, let's clarify some things.
So let's get to that formula, shall we? Now, don't be angry because of its simplicity. Remember what they say, knowing the basics is often the key to success.
If you manage this one, then you are doing really well! As soon as you snooze, you tell your body that it's OK to continue lying around for a while. But it's not!
The snoozing cycle of 9 minutes is way too short to be able to recover any more than what you did during the last 6-9 hours. Therefore, however tired you feel, you have to get up. Trust me, it will pay off during the upcoming days. If you've ever heard of someone that has been able to suddenly feel really fresh after a couple of round of snoozing, then please let me know right now cause I wanna learn :-)
OK, great, so never snooze. But that's not enough. This just makes sure you don't spoil the opportunities you have. Next up is...
This is the killer rule right here. If you are able to consistently go to bed at the same time each day, while you of course also set your alarm the same time each morning, then miracles will start to happen. You just can't avoid it! =)
How this works is that your body will start to adjust itself to finally having sleeping habits that are set in stone.
It's just like for a 100m sprinter preparing for a big race. His goal is to perform at his maximum capability at exactly the time of the race. But what happens if they suddenly postpone the race a bit? All of his preparations get useless. Maybe he'll turn hungry. He might have to go to the toilet. Perhaps his muscles will start to fatigue.
All this is the same as what happens when you suddenly go to bed at a different time tonight than yesterday. If you don't let the body prepare for a given bedtime, then how can you expect that you will get a great sleep performance?
So remember, the ability to form a habit around your sleep is critical. This way you can make sure that you are able to sleep full sleep cycles and wake up light and alert.
Don't expect to sleep like an angel if you don't have the right conditions. Here are some things to think about:
So with the right conditions, nothing will at least wake you up suddenly and you have all the potential for sleeping through the night - a cornerstone to avoid waking up tired.
Will I really stop waking up tired if I follow these 3 rules? you might ask.
I guarantee that you will. However, don't take them lightly. In reality, it's pretty hard for most of us to follow strict habits like these ones. E.g. how are you going to handle these challenges?
If you're determined to never again wake up tired, then I believe in you too! But if you have your doubts still... sorry. It's just not gonna work until you decide to live by these 3 rules - day in and day out.
But it might just change your life forever if you do...
Thanks for reading! By Matthew M. McEwan
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