University students aren’t known for waking up early. Surprisingly, partying late and waking up later eventually catches up to your body. If you struggle to drag yourself out of bed for a 9am lecture, it might be time for a change.
Not a morning person and wondering how to become one? Check out our guide to find out the best way to get out of bed in the morning.
How to be a morning person
- Get into a bedtime schedule
- Make a good breakfast
- Set a realistic alarm
- Limit screen time before bed
- Don’t overdo it on lie-ins
- Get enough exercise
Get into a bedtime schedule
Consistency is key. If you go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, it is good for your sleeping pattern, but also for your well-being! This may be unrealistic with the temptation of student nights, but when you have a night off, try to keep to a regular sleeping pattern. You’ll find that you are much more awake and alert during the day.
Make a good breakfast
There’s nothing quite like a good breakfast to start your day. It might seem like a bit of an effort to cook up a good breakfast on early mornings, but it really is the most important meal of the day!
Why? Because it gives you the energy to power through a busy day of lectures and classes. With Every Student’s top-tier shared kitchens, a perfect breakfast is never too far away!
Set a realistic alarm
Setting an alarm is the obvious way to make you into a morning person. But if you set your alarm too early, the snooze button will be even more tempting than usual. Instead, start by slowly setting your alarm back by 15 minutes per day. Gradually, your body clock will make it much easier to wake up and have a productive start to the day!
Limit screen time before bed
This is easier said than done, but put away those screens! Everyone loves a late night scroll on Twitter or Instagram before bed, but doing this is quite harmful for your sleep. Staring at any kind of screen does more to keep you awake than to make you sleep. The solution? Give yourself an hour away from screens before you go to bed!
Don’t overdo it on naps
You might not think so, but more sleep isn’t always the answer. If you start taking lengthy naps during the day, it may have quite a bad impact on your sleeping pattern – you may not be able to sleep when you need to at night. At the same time, having regular lie-ins may make you feel worse than you would if you got straight out of bed!
Get enough exercise
Keep your body active and you’ll find that you feel much more alert during the day. If you can muster up the spirit, nothing beats going out for a bit of morning exercise. It wakes up your body and releases endorphins that make you feel like you can conquer anything!
Every Student’s cozy student accommodation is a guaranteed way to get a perfect night’s sleep. With comfortable beds and affordable prices, you’ll become a morning person in no time!