1 Decide on a fixed wake-up time
Get your body used to a healthy sleep pattern by sticking to a set wake up time, even at weekends when your tempted to sleep in.
Could starting your day right improve your sleep?
Sleep does so many things to keep you feeling healthy and well, both physically and mentally. Your body rebuilds muscles, rids itself of toxins during deep sleep and keeps memories intact and helps regulate your emotions too.
So why not prep to give yourself the best chance of good quality sleep by making these habits your norm.
2 Expose yourself to light
The best way to wake up your brain and maximise your energy is with sunlight. Make the most of those lighter mornings.
3 Rehydrate yourself
Drink some water as soon as possible after getting up as you lose a whole litre overnight. Dehydration as well as affecting how you perform throughout the day can impact the way you sleep.
4 Delay your first caffeinated drink
Having your coffee too early. Let your body acclimatise to being awake, get hydrated first and save your caffeine hit for 90 minutes after waking. It will then give you a boost when you need it.
5 Make your bed
National Sleep Foundation found that those who made their bed had a 19% improvement in their sleep.
Remember that your daily routine can affect the way you sleep. Consider waking 20 minutes earlier to allow some time to incorporate some of these rituals into your morning routine
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Maximise your quality of sleep
Sleep is an essential function that allows our body and mind to recharge, leaving us feeling refreshed and alert when we wake up.
Quality sleep also helps the body remain healthy and stave off diseases. Without enough sleep the brain cannot function properly.
Read more about maximising your sleep quality on the useful guide.