7 Secrets To Help You Wake Up Early

How to become a morning person.

How often do you promise to rise early the next day, only to end up snoozing the alarm umpteen times?

We’ve all been there, done that. After all, only 1 in 10 people is a true morning person. With research stating that larks, or morning people, are happier and healthier than their late-night counterparts, there is no reason why we shouldn’t embrace early mornings, or at least, try to. For the night owls who struggle to get out of bed every morning, here are some secrets to rising early.1 2


How To Become A Morning Person

Here are some methods to trick your mind into becoming a lark!

1. Put Away Your Gadgets Before Bedtime

Switch off your phone.


Going through our social media feeds is tempting, especially during bedtime. However, it is essential that we stay away from the mindless scrolling, as it can affect the body’s natural sleep schedule. If needed, install a website blocker on your computer and mobile phones, and temporarily block every site that could cause you to stay up through the night.

2. Get Enough Sleep

Get 8 hours of sleep.


If you don’t have distractions around you, it is easier to fall asleep. Set a bedtime for yourself, and ensure that you get at least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. If you hit the bed at an ideal time of 10:30 PM or 11:00 PM every day, your mind will gradually become accustomed to this time. Wear comfortable cotton clothing to bed, as this will allow you to sleep better.

3. Opt For Yoga

Practice yoga and meditation to reduce anxiety and sleep better.


If you’re stressed or anxious about anything, it might disturb your sleep, and stop you from rising early. Practice yoga, meditation, or try simple breathing exercises to fight anxiety. Yoga therapy is known to treat insomnia, and improve the quality of REM sleep.3 4 5

4. Watch What You Eat

Eat nutritious food.


Eat healthy not just before bed, but the entire day. Eat the right combination of carbs, fats, proteins, and vitamins to sleep better, and wake up feeling fresh. Eat a light dinner, but go for a heavy breakfast. Make sure to include veggies, fruits, and whole grains in your diet. Avoid cigarettes and alcohol as they tend to disrupt sleep patterns.6

5. Exercise Regularly

Keep your body physically fit.


If you don’t indulge in physical activity, you tend to become lazy, and lethargic. To get better sleep, and wake up early, ensure that you exercise regularly and keep your body fit. Even if you don’t workout or gym regularly, a round of brisk walking, jogging, and stretching exercises will keep your body active.7

6. Say No To “Snoozing”

Don't hit the snooze button.


We’re all guilty of this. Ensure that you wake up when the alarm rings, instead of hitting the snooze button multiple times. If possible, keep your alarm on the other side of the room, so you’re forced to get off the bed to turn it off – just don’t head back to sleep again!

7. Play The Right The Music

Play the right kind of music.

Put on some upbeat, energetic music once you’re up. It’ll keep you awake, and heighten your mood. Before getting ready for bed, switch to soothing, slow music to help you sleep better.

Follow these tips to wake up early, and become healthy, wealthy, and wise!