If You Wake Up Tired, Try These Things

DRINK A GLASS OF WATER

“But the kitchen is so far away from my bed,” you say? Keep a glass of water on your nightstand—and drink it down first thing in the morning. Even mild dehydration (losing 1.5 percent of your normal water volume) can mess with your mood, your energy level and your ability to think clearly. It can even make it seem like certain tasks are much harder than they actually are…you know, like getting out of bed and tackling your to-do list. As soon as you open your eyes, rehydrate. It just may make that long walk to the coffee pot a little easier.

ADD THIS 90-SECOND TRICK TO YOUR SHOWER

A hot shower may be just the thing you’re craving after leaving your warm bed, but it makes it harder to wake up. Once the faucet is off and you step out into the cool air of your bathroom, your body temperature drops…relaxing you and making it tough to get going.

Instead, experts recommend a 90-second tweak to your shower routine: after you finish lathering up and rinsing off, make the water as cold as you can stand for 30 seconds, followed by as hot as you can handle for another 30—it’ll open up your capillaries and increase blood flow. Finally, finish up with another 30 seconds of cold water so you don’t get that groggy feeling when you finally step out of the shower.

RISE AND SHINE

Emphasis on the shine. Instead of getting dressed in the dark with your eyes half closed, open up your curtains first thing in the morning for a blast of sunlight. It’ll tell your body’s internal clock that it’s time to start the day. Up before the sun is? Try a light therapy lamp—it’ll simulate natural light way better than a regular lamp.

GET MOVING

We get it—morning exercise is a lot to ask when it already feels like a major effort just to brush your hair. But that’s exactly why you should make an effort: exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues, giving you an instant energy boost. Best of all? You don’t have to leave the house to do it. Roll out a yoga mat in your living room for some stretches—even 15 minutes can help you wake up.

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