Don’t we all hate waking up early? Apart from those cheery morning people (whom we don’t believe), most people hate waking up early in the morning. Why would anyone like to feel sleepy and sluggish whole day long? However, according to science, waking up early has numerous benefits for our health. In fact, you’d be doing your health a great favor if you turn this into a habit.
How the Heck Can Waking Up Early Help Our Health?!
Don’t worry – this isn’t just a random statement from some guy. There have been a number of studies done in the past which have associated this habit with numerous positive things. We’ve compiled a list of the best reasons why you should start getting up as early as possible in the morning starting tomorrow.
You Get to Organize Your Day!
We all like sleeping in, especially on the weekend. However, we can’t lie that waking up late doesn’t leave us enough time to plan and organize our day. Being messy and unorganized has been associated with stress and anxiety. On the other hand, being organized will keep stress away and (surprise, surprise) leave you with a lot of free time on your hands.
If you wake up early and make a to-do list for the day, you’ll easily reach all your goals and be more productive. Trust us – no matter how much it hurts to get up early, you’ll definitely love it after a while.
Peace and Silence
Wake up early, and you’ll experience no traffic, honking horns, loud noises or your neighbor thumping for the zillionth time on the floor. Most people wake up pretty late, so if you wake up early, you get to enjoy some time in peace, quiet, and silence. This will allow you to hear your thoughts and relax. It may even help you deal with some of the issues that have been clouding your mind.
Have a nice breakfast, make a good cup of coffee, and enjoy the silence. According to science, silent moments have been known to reduce blood pressure, stop migraines, raise the levels of oxygen in the brain, and even boost our mental health. Those are reasons alone worth waking up early for.
Waking up late doesn’t leave us with a lot of time for a good, hearty breakfast. We just can overstate the importance of a good breakfast for our health. It really is the most important meal of the day, but we usually skip it just because we’re always up too late. When you get up early, you have the time or prepare bacon and eggs, for example, which will kickstart your day in a positive manner and reduce the risk of several serious disorders.
It goes without saying that a good breakfast will prevent you from overeating later, which means bigger chances of losing weight.
It Gives You More Energy
If you’re thinking that waking up early will make you groggier, you’re wrong. Although you will definitely be groggy once you’re up on your feet, by shifting your sleep cycle to wake up earlier you will boost your energy levels. Science has confirmed that entering deep-sleep cycles and waking earlier has restorative effects on our body and brain. You will experience better blood pressure and boosted blood supply to the muscles, resulting in cell, bone, and tissue repair.
What we’re trying to say that once you turn it into a habit, waking up earlier will make you feel much better and refreshed. You just have to give it a try.
It Has Been Linked to Good Grades
Here’s one for students – according to recent studies, early risers have much better grades than the rest. It has nothing to do with the waking up earlier part, but with their improved concentration and focus. If you go to bed on time and wake up early in the morning, you’ll ‘refresh’ your brain, which will help you concentrate on your material better. You’ll be able to remember things more clearly, which means better performance in school and of course, better grades.
There Might be a Slight Chance It’ll Make You More Attractive
Although looks aren’t everything, if you have a chance to be more attractive, you’ll definitely take it. Well, as it turns out, waking up earlier is your chance. A study from the University of Stockholm found out that those who get up early in the morning look much more attractive. It doesn’t really improve your appearance, of course, but you at least look much fresher and not tired. Sometimes, that can make all the difference in other people’s eyes.
You’ll Improve Your Sleep
If you need to improve your sleep, getting up early is the perfect place to start. Going to bed on time and waking up early in the morning will allow you to keep a reliable sleeping schedule. The much-improved internal clock will now run in your favor and improve your mental and physical health in a number of ways.
Waking up early in the morning every day (that includes weekends) is not an easy task. It will be challenging in the beginning, but once you see all the benefits it brings, you’ll be all for it. Do yourself a favor and try it – you can thank us later.