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11 Steps to Become a Morning Person

Being a morning person has its advantages, from an increase in productivity to a boost in overall health. If you are someone who tends to hit the snooze button multiple times each morning, here are 12 steps to follow to help you to become more of a morning person.

woman sleeping

It goes without saying that if you have enjoyed a night of sufficient deep, quality sleep, then you will feel so much fresher and alert in the morning.

However, this is often far easier said than done…

While many people are diligent about scheduling in enough time in their day for work, meals and socializing, setting aside set hours for sleeping is not as commonly done.

How much sleep do you need each night?

Between seven and nine hours, and a lack of sleep is not something that you will be able to make up for in other parts of your life. 

No matter how busy you may be, it is so important that you set aside around eight hours a night for a peaceful, quality sleep. The best way to get into the habit of doing this is by establishing a bedtime routine.

This should begin at around 8pm, at which point you turn off all electronic devices.

Why?

Because these emit a blue light that suppress your body’s natural production of melatonin, the hormone that induces sleep.

woman silencing alarm clock

If your first move each morning when your alarm goes off is to reach over and hit the snooze button, this is a habit that you really need to try to break.

Why?

Because feeling sluggish and groggy as soon as you wake up is absolutely normal. However, hitting the snooze button will only make this worse.

While you may be getting a few minutes of extra sleep, this sleep will not be quality sleep and will leave you feeling even more tired when your alarm goes off again.

Forcing yourself to wake up with your first alarm may seem like torture at first, but it will not be long before this becomes a habit.

Need some extra help?

Try setting yourself some incentives and rewards for the mornings when you manage to wake up with your first alarm. This could be anything from stopping off at your favorite coffee shop on your way to work to organizing a special treat for yourself in the evening.

If that doesn’t seem to work…

Place your alarm clock at the other end of your bedroom, so that you have no choice but to get out of bed as soon as it first rings.

women parting curtains

Your body’s internal clock is extremely sensitive to light, which is why you should be turning off all electronic devices a couple of hours before going to bed.

However, you can use this light sensitivity to your advantage too…

How?

By pulling open your curtains first thing in the morning. This will really help to make you feel more awake, signalling to your brain that it is now time to start the day.

Is it still dark outside when you wake up in the mornings?

You can either try turning on all of the lights in your house, or purchase one of those special lights that have been designed for those who have seasonal affective disorder.

woman listening to music

Music can emotionally and physiologically affect a person in so many different ways.

Of course, this does depend on the music that is being played.

When it comes to helping your body to wake up and get out of bed, there are certain songs that will really be able to assist with this.

Music platform Spotify worked with a music psychologist to put together a playlist of songs to help people wake up. According to the psychologist, morning music needs to begin slowly and gradually build up, while having a strong beat and positive lyrics at the same time.

Don’t use Spotify?

Here are some of the songs on the playlist:

  • Viva La Vida – Coldplay
  • Elevate – St. Lucia
  • Lovely Day – Bill Withers
  • Wake Me Up – Avicii
  • Confident – Demi Lovato
  • Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves 

woman doing yoga pose

For those who are not naturally a morning person, the idea of exercising early in the morning is probably not going to appeal to you much.

However, an early morning workout can have quite a few benefits:

  • Exercises triggers the release of endorphins in the brain, ensuring that your day starts off on a positive note
  • Exercising in the morning will help to kickstart your metabolism, meaning that you will also be burning more calories throughout the rest of the day
  • Exercising increases mental capacity, which you will then be able to make use of during the rest of the day

But how do you convince yourself to actually get out of bed and go work out?

The key here is to plan an exercise that you genuinely enjoy, whether this may be a bike ride or a dog walk. Recruiting a friend to work out with you can also help give you some extra motivation, and will force you to stick to your plan, no matter how tired you may feel.  

Don’t forget…

Your body temperature is naturally lower in the mornings, so you will need to spend more time than usual warming up, in order to prevent any injuries during your workout. 

eating breakfast

You have likely already heard of the saying breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and this could not be more true.

But have you ever wondered why breakfast is so important?

The reason for this is because, after a night of sleep, your body’s metabolism and blood sugar will be at their lowest, which is why a healthy breakfast is the best way to perk your body up. As soon as you start eating, you will find yourself feeling so much more awake and alert. 

Make sure that your breakfast contains plenty of protein, as well as a whole grain and some colorful fruits or vegetables. A bowl of Greek yoghurt topped with fresh fruit and granola is the perfect example of this.

Don’t have time for more than a quick cup of coffee?

Add in a splash of milk to your caffeine fix, as this will at least give you a small amount of protein and calcium.

packed lunch

It is no surprise that you do not want to get out of bed and start the day if your mornings are usually hurried and filled with chaos.

Fortunately, this is something that is easy to change, with just a small amount of advanced planning…

If you usually pack your lunch for the day in the morning, do this the night before, and store it overnight in the fridge. Try to set up your breakfast items so that you can easily throw them together in the morning, and spend some time each Sunday hanging up set outfits for every day of the week.

thoughtful woman writing in notebook

There will always be those mornings where you really do not want to face the day, and need some extra motivation to entice you out from underneath the blankets.

Here are some morning motivation ideas that will no doubt make it so much easier to get up:

  • Bake yourself some fresh muffins or nut bars the night before
  • Run yourself a warm bath instead of taking a quick shower
  • Purchase some new tea or coffee flavors and blends that you only allow yourself to try each morning 
  • Make a mental list of the things you want to do that day, rather than the things you need to do

Another way to give yourself some extra motivation is to work out why you want to be more of a morning person. Many people are able to happily get through the majority of their lives hating the mornings, so why is it that you are wanting to make this change?

Whether it may be for your health, productivity, or simply to have more time in the day, keep this reason in mind each time you find it difficult to start your day early.

woman on phone in bed

You may not think that a sleep app could really help you much, but this is where you are wrong…

While sleeping, you go through a particular cycle, known as an Rapid Eye Movement, or REM, cycle, which repeats itself throughout the night. Within this cycle, you will have a period of very deep sleep, and this usually lasts between 70 and 90 minutes. This is also the time during which you are most likely to have vivid dreams.

If your alarm wakes you up while you are in a deep sleep, you will definitely find it so much harder to actually wake up and start your day.

So, how will a sleep app help with this?

They monitor the way in which you sleep, by analyzing your breathing and snoring. The app then works out your REM cycle, and sets an alarm to wake you up at the beginning of a cycle, since this is when you are experiencing your lightest sleep. 

Here are a few other apps that may encourage you to wake up quicker in the mornings:

  • Snap Me Up – your alarm will not stop ringing until you have held your phone up in front of your face and taken a selfie
  • AlarmMon an alarm clock that challenges you to a game first thing in the morning

 

woman waking up

As mentioned above, your body has an internal clock, and, with a little work, this can be retrained to work to your advantage.

One of the best ways to trigger your body to feel awake at the right time each day is by ensuring that you wake up at the same time each and every day, including the weekends. If you really want to have a lie in, make sure that you limit this as much as possible.

Soon, you will not even need an alarm clock in the mornings, as your internal clock will wake you up at your set time each morning.

woman napping on couch

When you first begin your quest to become more of a morning person, you might find yourself feeling a little tired during the day, as your internal body clock will still be adjusting to your new timings.

There is no denying that taking a nap during the day can have quite a few health benefits, but now is not the time to indulge in this.

Feeling the urge to nap?

Fight it. You need this extra sleepiness to help you to go to bed earlier at night, as this will then make it easier for you to wake up in the mornings.

While becoming a morning person may seem impossible to some, this is something that everybody can achieve if they put their mind to it.

Don’t see the benefits in becoming a morning person?

Just give it a try for a few weeks, as you will no doubt see the improvements that your new routine will bring to your life.

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138 comments

  • Stephanie B.

    February 20, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Oh, how I would love this!!

  • Trinity Rosario

    February 20, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    I’m not necessarily a morning person but it has gotten MUCH better since I started working from home. I don’t have to get up to an alarm and that really makes a HUGE difference.

  • Mellionie Rogers

    February 20, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    interesting… learning something new everyday.

    1. Karen Whalen

      February 22, 2018 at 6:33 pm

      I am also learning every day but still am not sure what the Amber New Age Syringe is!

  • Jacqueline

    February 20, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Great tips, I’m definitely a snooze hitter!

  • Kelly Wilson

    February 20, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Great article! I’m not a morning person:( I’m going to try some of these like exercising in the morning and the sleep apps interest me . I also need to stop hitting the snooze button!

  • Tabitha newton

    February 20, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Opening curtains wide has been an awesome tip- it forced me to get out of bed and then the light helped wake me up

  • Darla Peduzzi

    February 20, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Great tips! I definitely could use a few of these. Thanks for sharing!

  • Deanna Petrie

    February 20, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Such great advice!! Definitely something to look in to, especially as I have a newborn at home now who seems to love waking up in the early morning!!

  • Melissa Macintosh

    February 21, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Eat right,vitamins, drink water, no fried foods always wear sunscreen, fruits,vegetables Wear sunscreen, no alcohol,smoking

  • Marina

    February 21, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Great tips

  • charnese

    February 21, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Great Tips. I especially love the sleep app. clever

  • Kartikey

    February 21, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Thanks for these tips.

  • Gail

    February 21, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    It’s really tough to wind down without turning off my phone. Every time it signals, it sends stress right through me. No screen time after dinner works for me.

  • Bonnie Lee

    February 21, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Great tips!

  • liz kilcher

    February 21, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    great info, thanks much!!!

  • Lisa Ogle

    February 21, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Luck thing, I am a morning person! Great tips!

  • Michelle Kutch

    February 21, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Love it!! Great info!

  • Sandy Weinstein

    February 21, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    i am not a morning person, unfortunately, neither was my mother, i inherited her insomnia. been trying to break the habit for years.

  • Thiago C

    February 21, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    I needed to read this! Nice tips 😉

  • Doris Ludden

    February 21, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    I have never been a snooze hitter and hope I never will be. I was always fighting with my kids about doing it 🙂

  • Gabrielle

    February 21, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Those are some great tips, especially about turning off electronics. I’m guilty of having those in use way too late into the evening.

  • Chesa Lester

    February 21, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks for the tips

  • Kelly Brooks

    February 21, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing this great info! I’m awful when it comes to the snooze button lol

  • Corry L.

    February 21, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Wonderfully useful tips! Thanks so much!

  • Alicia Hewitt

    February 21, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    These are great tips, but unfortunately I’m chronically ill with many illnesses, one terminal, so my mornings are never pleasant.

  • Mihaela Stefan

    February 21, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Great tips!

  • Natalia

    February 21, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Definitely great tips to use

  • Kim Beaupre

    February 21, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Great information I am the worst sleeper

  • Gaye McGill

    February 21, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    These are some excellent tips – thank you!

  • Heather Swanson

    February 21, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    sometimes I have to nap when my heart hurts

  • Tamara M Tanner

    February 21, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    I need Lioness every day of my life for confidence….thank you (plus great contest)

  • Joyce McDaniel

    February 21, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Great information and thank you so much for the chance to win. I would love to win this product.

  • Katrina Dehart

    February 21, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Great advice! I’m trying to be a morning person so I’ll have to try these tips!

  • Amy Hartnell

    February 21, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Not sure if I could ever be a morning person but great tips to try!

  • Nikki Hayes

    February 21, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    I’ve got to say I’m more of a night owl than a morning person – its not a good idea to speak to me before 11am 😀

  • Judy Thomas

    February 21, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    These are really great tips.I have to try to get a better quality of sleep as I keep waking up every hour.

  • Hanh Nguyen

    February 21, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Great advice!!

  • Susan Tice

    February 21, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Awesome tips, thank you for sharing.

  • Reba Coutermarsh

    February 21, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Great tips Thank you

  • Adrienne Florence

    February 21, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    I am a morning person when I need to be and now that it is warming up I now get up at 6:30 to exercise.

  • Crystal

    February 21, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    This was actually sooo useful! I’m a music person-I blast whatever I’m in the mood for and it helps me do my thing and not lose my focus.
    I’m kind of a morning person as it is,but music and coffee help a *lot*. I also get up at about the same time each morning (about 5:15am)!
    This was really great to read. I appreciate posts like this so much. : )

  • Grabz

    February 21, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Great chance to win a nice gift for my wife

  • Bernardina Sims

    February 21, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    I love the great tips and such an interesting article, I learned quite a bit that I did not know.

  • jan popa

    February 21, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Great article!

  • Vickie Wilson

    February 21, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Love Lionese

  • Fonodi Erika

    February 21, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Great tips! Thank you!

  • cleo

    February 21, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Thank you for the tips, great article

  • cheryl wong

    February 21, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    thanks for the tips!

  • Elyse

    February 21, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Great article, very informative.. Maybe some day I will be a morning person… LOL…NOT!!!!

  • Marylou Sakosky

    February 21, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Great list of tips. So helpful and so true!!. Love reading all of these and thank you for sharing.

  • Melissa Macintosh

    February 21, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Since the skin is biggest organ then you should take care of it and love it

  • Melissa Macintosh

    February 21, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    This is the best way to feel good about yourself

  • Angela Mason

    February 21, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    I go to bed between 12 to 2 am and I wake up about 5 am every day. Sometimes I just can’t sleep other times I am in too much pain to sleep. So I guess I am a morning person by nature. Anyway have a great week everyone and good luck on that awesome contest!

  • Donna Bailey

    February 21, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Great advice! I would love to be a morning person.

  • Donna Bailey

    February 21, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    This is really good advice. I am not a morning person but these tips will help me to improve my mood. Thank you.

  • Catherine A Smith

    February 21, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Great article but sometimes as you get older a nap is necessary.

  • joe burba

    February 21, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    cool

  • Teresa Bivings

    February 21, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    I always love your articles I learn alot and get some great tips Thank-you

  • Jo-Anne Pfoh

    February 21, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    I am a total morning person to begin with lol but love the tips

  • Carol Oddy

    February 21, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    I enjoyed this article, if only I did not always feel tired every morning on waking up. I always get up in the early AM no matter how I sleep, never use an alarm clock.

  • Christine Holliday

    February 21, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Some great advice there! I’m not great in the mornings usually because I don’t sleep well…I try!

  • Robin Creager

    February 21, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Great article! Although I work nights and sleep during the day this still applies. I can’t say I’m a snooze button hitter though and only can sleep 5 hrs at a time oppose to 8-9 hrs. It’s doesn’t take a whole lot to get me up.

  • Kim Salmi

    February 21, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Great tips

  • Michelle Castagne

    February 21, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Great tips! Sometimes it’s hard to get going in the morning.

  • Della Dabner

    February 21, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    I loved this blog post. I’m a morning person even if I haven’t had but a couple of hours of sleep. When my daughter was little I loved waking up before her and the family and getting my “me” time in by drinking coffee and enjoying the quiet. I agree with the idea with the music and the breakfast. I’m trying that one morning.

  • Rachel Collins

    February 21, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    This is a great article! I’m definitely not a morning person, even though I have to be one. Thanks for the tips!

  • Nancy Montgomery

    February 21, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Lots of great information. Thanks. Now, if I could just get myself to follow it.

  • Alex Reynolds

    February 21, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    My sleep is irregular and I don’t get as much as I should, but that’s partially my own doing. I’d quite happily sleep in all the time! Oh, and mornings are dreadful!

  • Debbie White Beattie

    February 21, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    I never sleep well so being a morning person is not possible

  • Theresa A.

    February 21, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    These are some really great tips, all I need is motivation 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  • Kimberly B.

    February 21, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    These are all great tips. I love the playlist idea, also.

  • Jennifer Rose

    February 21, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    I never get enough sleep only a couple hours a night. I have to change that. Thank you.

  • Louise Smith

    February 21, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    great tips thanks

  • debby balko

    February 21, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    would love to win this.and i guess i need to work on a few things

  • Sumaira khan

    February 21, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    I’m not a morning person. I would try these awesome tips. Thank you 🙂

  • Melissa Storms

    February 22, 2018 at 12:04 am

    I am an awake in the morning person because I have to be. Getting enough sleep at night is crucial to my productivity so I force myself to go to bed earlier than I would if I had my choice,

  • Patty wright

    February 22, 2018 at 12:06 am

    My son gets me up at 8 a.m. Every morning. Great tips

  • Carolle Wieler

    February 22, 2018 at 12:14 am

    I will remember these tips and alsoj try to get 8 hours sleep a night, which will help my moods a lot and sense of contentment.

  • jacqueline thomas

    February 22, 2018 at 12:22 am

    great tips. will use some

  • Anne

    February 22, 2018 at 12:30 am

    Thank you for theses tips. I need to be a morning person badly but I have trouble sleeping in early. Maybe sleep apps can help.

  • jelizalapore

    February 22, 2018 at 1:21 am

    useful tip for me who is always sleeping late. =D

  • Casey B

    February 22, 2018 at 1:39 am

    I’m a morning person & love it!

  • Cathy Truman

    February 22, 2018 at 2:22 am

    I now know I need to get more sleep every night. I never get 7 to 8 hours maybe 6 hours if I am lucky

  • Lori

    February 22, 2018 at 2:26 am

    thank you for the tips

  • belinda bell

    February 22, 2018 at 2:26 am

    I love all of these tips. I am tried to do things better

  • Samantha86

    February 22, 2018 at 2:35 am

    Very good article!

  • Jennifer Essad

    February 22, 2018 at 2:51 am

    all great tips, I’m at fault for not doing half of these

  • Lori

    February 22, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Great info…I will try harder to not hit the snooze button!

  • Irina Gnatiuk

    February 22, 2018 at 3:50 am

    Great article! Thank you!

  • michhel chapman

    February 22, 2018 at 4:34 am

    with the 4am starts dont think ill ever be a morning person

  • Sally Bridges-Stanbrough

    February 22, 2018 at 4:41 am

    I have always been a night owl, there are some great ideas here though!

  • susan byrne

    February 22, 2018 at 4:50 am

    Great ideas here. I cannot get up in the morning. I can’t move.

  • Laurence Price

    February 22, 2018 at 4:54 am

    This is a great tip. Thanks.

  • Gord

    February 22, 2018 at 5:29 am

    These are great tips in this article. I already use some of them and need to work on the others.

  • Becheru adelina larisa

    February 22, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Thank You for this articole.it help me a lot.

  • Katrina

    February 22, 2018 at 6:56 am

    I’m definitely not a morning person so thank you for helpful tips on becoming a better one.

  • Andreea

    February 22, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Great advices! I enjoy starting the day early and this tips will help me improve the way I wake up!

  • MPaula

    February 22, 2018 at 7:20 am

    I used to be a morning person; somehow I lost it. A corollary of letting the light in, is too sleep in the dark. I have blackout curtains in the bedroom but haven’t yet put up a curtain rod to hang them. My neighbour not only leaves his porch light on all the time (it is right outside my bedroom) but has a backyard light always on after dark.

  • Marcos Batac

    February 22, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Nice

  • Nikolina Vukelic

    February 22, 2018 at 7:56 am

    I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you for all the useful tips!

  • Kimberly Dunn

    February 22, 2018 at 8:21 am

    I can stay up until the morning!

  • Kristina O

    February 22, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    I have to say that I just love Lionesse!! Thank you for these wonderful articles. I have always been a morning person, but will definitely use these tips for a more restful sleep. And you just gave me another reason to blast my favorite music!

  • Lisa Kerr

    February 22, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Great tips to live by – but I’ve always been a night owl;)

  • Missy Schutz

    February 22, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Would love to try this!!

  • Irena Matković

    February 22, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you for these great advices, I would try them.

  • shannon fowler

    February 22, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    I find getting up at the same time is a huge thing for me. I also never feel like myself unless I workout in the morning.

  • gloria patterson

    February 22, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    There are a lot of great tips here and I know a lot of people that could use them. And I will be sharing with them. Years ago my sister in law had her alarm across the room and she would get up hit snooze and go back to bed. She has got better but is NOT a morning person. Me I guess I am lucky when I open my eyes I am awake and ready to go.

  • Ashley B.

    February 22, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    Needed to read this!

  • Gabrielly

    February 22, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    I would love to try this, Thanks for sharing.

  • Amber McLean

    February 23, 2018 at 12:36 am

    Some excellent tips for achieving enough sleep.

  • Lily

    February 23, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Good tips!

  • Brenda Disimone

    February 23, 2018 at 2:43 am

    Thanks for the tips on sleep i dont sleep well !

  • Lanie

    February 23, 2018 at 3:44 am

    I am NOT a morning person so in need to be practicing most of these 🙂

  • Sim Yee

    February 23, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Great tips for us to stay healthier! Thank you for the detailed info.

  • TERRI CARNEY

    February 25, 2018 at 6:22 am

    I need like 10 hours sleep a day.

  • Jodi Hunter

    February 26, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Incredible Post, Thanks.

  • rmi72178

    March 1, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Some good tips, can use some help feeling revised in the morning!

  • Helen Hodgson

    March 3, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Thanks – very informative & good advice

  • Laura Pritchard

    March 4, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    I find having 2 kids has forced me to become a morning person!

  • NINA MOTYLINSKI-DAVIES

    March 4, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    God I need all this I am an awful sleeper, an awful waker and my face looks awful in the morning with tiredness!

  • Melissa Petrey

    March 4, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Good tips.

  • theresa mayville

    March 5, 2018 at 12:32 am

    Good tips I’m most certainly not a morning person at all. Will have to try some of these tips out.

  • Emma Walton

    March 5, 2018 at 7:59 am

    I always get up early because I have to (much to do every morning) but I don’t sleep well so I am always tired!

  • Nadia Martin

    March 5, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Such good tips and advice ! I have been on a nightly schedule for a while and i don’t like it at all anymore. My body is used it and i would much prefer to be a morning person as i feel like i am missing out on a lot of things 🙁 I will follow these tips and hoepefully can switch back to be up in the morning ! It’s healthier as well

  • Stacy Giacosa-Bauer

    March 5, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Fabulous tips! I need to incorporate these tips in my daily routine! Thank you for sharing!

  • Samantha Atherton

    March 6, 2018 at 10:17 am

    I’m not a morning person, I’m definitely going to try some of these tips.

  • Jennifer H.

    March 8, 2018 at 1:50 am

    I think that these are great tips.

  • John H.

    March 8, 2018 at 2:15 am

    I like the tip of establishing a bedtime routine.

  • Nicole Margrif

    March 10, 2018 at 3:08 am

    I wish I was more of a morning person, thank you for the tips.

  • L Gravel

    March 10, 2018 at 5:38 am

    I need all the sleep tips I can get, thank you!

  • Annette

    March 10, 2018 at 10:54 am

    This is a losing battle for me. I do want to try a sleep app to see if that helps.

  • Cally Martin

    March 10, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Such an amazing read 🙂

  • Inês Alexandra

    March 10, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Very difficult for me!

  • Tony Martin

    March 11, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Im a major criminal of the snooze button, my snoozes run from 7:20 am through to 8am

  • B.J. Bernal

    March 12, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    I’ve never been able to be a morning person but maybe some of these ideas will work.

  • Marilyn

    March 12, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    I worked evening/night shifts at hospitals for most of my career, so adjusting to being a “morning person” in retirement now is quite a challenge. I find the most important tip is “don’t take a nap!” Better to go to bed a little earlier if you’re tired. Also, starting the day with a healthy breakfast (usually I base it on my oatmeal, with sliced almonds, blueberries, sometimes, strawberries, some quinoa flakes added, and a little maple flavor) does the trick. Also I find making sure I eat three meals is important for me. Other than that, I still use “blinders” to limit the sunrise effect, but set an alarm to get my day going even if I’ll be home all day. I think everyone has to find what works best for them!

  • Cassandra D

    March 13, 2018 at 5:44 am

    Great article.

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