I hope you’ve enjoyed the Summer holidays! I am writing this post because it is already back to school 😦 and going to bed at 4am and waking up at 12pm is just not working anymore. So here are some tips for students who have a hard time getting up in the morning. Everyone has a different internal clock so it’s also important you find what works for your sleep and not just what works for your friends.
- Do your homework early. Not only will you be able to enjoy the rest of the evening stress free. The quality of your homework will improve as you won’t be exhausted whilst doing it in the late evening.
- This one is obvious; Do not go the bed with your phone in your hands. I am completely guilty of doing this but watching a screen before sleeping inhibits the production of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin and disrupts your circadian rhythms.
- Drink water as soon as you wake up. When you wake up after a long sleep, your body is naturally dehydrated, no matter how much water you drank the day before. Drinking coffee instead of water in the morning will only dehydrate you further.
- A healthy breakfast is essential. After sleeping all night, your metabolism and blood sugar are at their lowest; we need a healthy breakfast to re-energise ourselves. breakfast ideas include: porridge, fruit, yogurt, whole grain cereal and some milk is also advised. Perhaps replace your black coffee with cappuccino. We will be posting a ‘on the go breakfast ideas ‘ for additional ideas.
- Hitting your alarm’s snooze button doesn’t give you more of the restful REM sleep. Your body and mind aren’t recuperating so you’re just wasting time.
Slightly funnier tips at Buzzfeed,
T & C