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  • So we've all been in the position where we're lying in our bed at night.

  • And we're looking up at the sky and the stars, and we think to ourselves, "Wait, where did my roof go?"

  • Haha kidding. That just happens to me.

  • Anyway, back to the main point.

  • So, we're lying there, and then we fall asleep.

  • And before we know it, our alarm goes off, and it's time to get up.

  • So you hit the snooze button and you're lying there all comfy, cozy, and warm.

  • And you're contemplating just how much you really need to go to school or work.

  • Then that tiny voice in your head says "you have to get up."

  • So you muster up all your willpower, and then you get up.

  • To make things a bit easier, here are three strategies that I use as part of my morning routine to help me wake up.

  • The first strategy is to put your alarm clock at the other side of your room.

  • This is literally the first step to helping you wake up because you actually need to get out of your bed and go and hit the snooze button.

  • By this point, you're already standing up and out of bed.

  • Now you've just got to resist the temptation of going back to sleep.

  • I found this to help me a lot, especially on colder mornings, as the cold temperature provides a tough wake-up call.

  • The second strategy is to drink water.

  • One of the top causes of fatigue in the morning can be linked to not being hydrated well enough.

  • I used to wake up for years feeling really tired and with a slight headache, and I always wondered why.

  • It used to take me about 15 to 20 minutes to feel somewhat human after waking up.

  • If I had known, all I had to do was drink some water and I'd feel awake in about 3 to 5 minutes, It would have saved me a lot of fatigue.

  • It doesn't even have to be that much water.

  • 250 millilitres and more will make a good difference to your waking up routine.

  • The third and arguably most important strategy is to wake up at the correct time.

  • So what is the correct time ?

  • Well, humans have a sleep cycle of about 90 minutes, and for a good night's sleep, an average of about five to six sleep cycles is required in order to feel refreshed.

  • In other words, you want to be sleeping anywhere from seven and a half hours to nine hours per night.

  • Of course, this will vary depending on the person and their activity levels, their lifestyle, etc., but it's a general guide

  • For example, I can frequently get by on around about seven hours of sleep a night.

  • However if I've been doing intense exercise during the day, I usually try and aim for about nine hours or more per night.

  • Now this is just a very basic introduction to sleep cycles and sleeping patterns.

  • There's a lot more information that I could cover, but I will leave that for a separate video.

  • Try these three strategies and your waking up routine, and see how much they can benefit you.

  • The difference might only be small, but if there's an improvement, then you're on the right path.

  • If you found this video helpful then please leave a like. It really does help me and the channel out.

  • And if there's anyone out there that you think can benefit from this video, then please share it with them.

  • And thanks for watching.

So we've all been in the position where we're lying in our bed at night.

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    Shinichiro posted on 2019/11/07
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