The Secret To Becoming a Morning Person

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When I was in high school, my friend told me that every night right before going to bed she would have a glass of water. She did this because apparently Ryan Seacrest recommended it wake up feeling refreshed. I tried it and did not like it, instead of waking up feeling refreshed I woke up at 3am rushing to restroom with a strong urge to pee. Even though Ryan Seacrest’s life hack was not the most effective thing for me I still wanted to do something for myself that would allow to feel better in the morning, you know, just trying to become a morning person one day at a time. 

I am here today to say I have finally found the solution to waking up and feeling like a million and bucks and not like you got hit by a tractor. The secret is… use your sleep cycle to dictate when you should fall asleep. A sleep cycle consists of a light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep. An average sleep cycle lasts about 90 minutes and is repeated throughout the night. If you wake up in the middle of a cycle this is when you feel groggy and tired. However, if you’re able to complete even at least on sleep cycle you’ll feel better than completing one and a half.

I like to use this website that helps me plan for my sleep schedule.

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