When you wake up in the morning, is your first thought, “When can I go back to bed?” If so, then you might be suffering from sleep inertia. That overwhelming feeling of sleepiness can make it impossible to get out of bed. If you do suffer from sleep inertia, then you’re not alone. Even folks who consider themselves to be a good sleep can suffer from sleep inertia.
Thankfully, there are ways that you can combat your inertia. Here’s what to you can do:
Cut Your Sleep Time By 15 Minutes
For everyone who hits that snooze button repeatedly: Staying in bed longer can actually make you feel groggier. It will help if you can wake up early and start your morning routines. Fifteen minutes might be all you need for this goal. Yes, you might feel groggy those first few days until you adjust.
Meditation can help improve your focus and memory throughout the day. That is why you might want to ease into your day with a practice session. You only need to meditate for 10 minutes to get that boost and feel energized.
Go for a Quick Walk
This is where having a dog can come in handy. If you can go for a quick walk in the morning, it can help you clear the drowsiness. Plus, you’ll be getting that much needed dose of Vitamin D from a little sunshine.
Drink A Glass of Water
It is always a good idea to have a glass of water next to your bed. That helps with thirst in the middle of the night. In the morning, you will have gone for eight hours without hydration. That is why the first thing you should do is drink that glass of water even before you get out of bed.
Enjoy Your Java
If you are a coffee person, then you already know that having your caffeine fix in the morning can clear away the “cobwebs.” This can all be a matter of timing. Wake up fifteen-minutes earlier, have a glass of water, meditate for 10 minutes, brew the coffee. Go for a walk around the block and then have your coffee when you get back. Wide awake for sure!